Whirlwind of activities-part one


We take short vacations but really jam pack a lot of activities into that time! From stopping at our favorite sandwich place in Rehoboth Beach to seeing something new-we keep ourselves busy. When we got to Rehoboth, the sky looked like this:
Dolle's taffy with threatening skies
It did start to rain, so we wondered into an arcade where the guys were attracted to the baseball games:
Brian and Sean throwing pitches
Brian has a good pitching arm from being on a team at one of his jobs. : )
Here is a sign to tell you about Rehoboth. Both Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb have ties (Kathie Lee’s parents parents had an inn there and Hoda’s mom recently bought a place there-they just had an episode there a few weeks ago)
Sign for Rehoboth Beach
Of the various beaches we visit, I love the little stores that line this area the best. Isn’t this a pretty pavillion?
Rehoboth pavillion
We then hopped in the car (the rain was steadier then) and headed to Ocean City. It’s about 30 miles just to get to the outskirts of Ocean City, Maryland. We were staying on 13th and it starts about block 150.
Sean picked out this place and paid for one night. It was a good location, but we had a small room with double beds. I judged from the bathroom tiles it was built in the 1950s (as was the first apartment we lived in that had similar ones) and I was right-1954!
Where we stayed-Beach Plaza Hotel

BEACH PLAZA HOTEL– Built in 1954 by Ethel Griffin Kelley and her son Harry Kelley, a former mayor of Ocean City. Richard Nixon and his family spent many vacations here. Bryce and Shirley Phillips have owned and operated the hotel since 1970.

They are renovating it and the lobby and restaurant are very lovely.
Antique Victorian lame in parlor of Beach Plaza Hotel
Entry area of Beach Plaza Hotel
Stained glass windows in Beach Plaza
I’m not sure what the story is behind these ostriches on the front porch. There were plenty of rocking chairs to enjoy the beach scene too.
Carved ostriched flacking the front door of the Beach Plaza Hotel
How clever was it to make the porch tables out of old Singer sewing machine tables?
Tables made from old Singer sewing machines
We went down to check out the beach. Right before this photo was taken, a big wave came up and splashed my newly changed pants. What a shock!
Sean and his mom Dianne on the beach
Sean and Brian on the beach
The beach at Ocean City, MD
That night we walked about 10 blocks! Whew! We had a pizza dinner that wasn’t too great and then Brian and I stayed in and Sean went to the young people’s night club. He rolled in about 1:30 am as he had to take a bus to the place. We finally got to enjoy some beach time on Wednesday. I’ll continue in another post.

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  1. Hi Dianne,
    I am loving those Singer sewing machine tables…so unique!

    I just got home from my 4 days in the UP. I had no internet and no pictures……….I did not miss the internet at all….but I was happy to get home and get right back on the net to see what I had missed since last Sunday.

    I am glad to see you and your family are having a good time!

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