Exploring: A Day At the Beach
After saying for over a week that we needed to plan something fun to do Labor Day weekend, all we came up with was having a picnic on the National Mall.
So when Stu popped out of bed Sunday morning and announced his idea of going to the beach, I was sold. I’ve been excited about a beach trip since we found out we were moving here. Within 20 minutes Ethan was fed, we were packed, and the road trip was underway. We just headed East.
The drive through Maryland and Delaware was beautiful…farm land, roadside stands, and breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay. It took about 2.5 hours to reach the first beach town, Rehoboth.
We wasted no time getting Ethan to his first beach experience. He was covered with sand in about two minutes.
We were on constant “sand in mouth” patrol, but the thumb eventually made it’s way in there, covered with sand. Ethan didn’t seem to mind one bit. He LOVED digging in the sand. He has recently started ‘scooting’, so there was a lot of that too.
We couldn’t do any swimming because the waves were really crashing. But we dipped the feet and let Ethan splash in the wet sand. He seemed more interested in the sand anyway. All the digging and splashing made the little man very hungry.
After hanging around on the beach for a while, we took a walk on the boardwalk and the charming streets just off the main drag. We stopped for salt water taffy and wandered through a few shops. While busy and fairly touristy, Rehoboth was not over crowded and overall a very nice experience.
Next up we will be exploring more of the Chesapeake Bay towns, as well as the more southern Delaware beaches. We’d love to find something a little more secluded.
If anyone has recommendations, please send them our way! (Or if anyone has a boat and/or house on the water somewhere, we’d just LOVE to join you for a weekend sometime soon).