Sunday, July 24, 2011

I can haz vaycayshun.

I am in Ocean City, Maryland for the next week.  I arrived on Friday afternoon and spent Friday night with my brother, my sister-in-law Casie, and our friends Matt and Amy.  Our friend Lindsay - in town for a few days with her parents -  joined us Friday night for drinks out on the canal.  

Looking east from the canal; the tallest buildings in the distance are oceanfront.

With tacos for dinner, it was definitely a Corona kind of night.

Socializing on the canal.

Saturday morning, I woke up just after 8 AM and ventured outside to take in the peace and serenity of life on the canal.  While it was blissfully quiet, it was also probably already 85 degrees and 7,000% humidity!  I snapped a few pictures and promptly returned to the A/C!

Morning on the canal.

My shadow on the Miss O'Webb.

The Webbs' place.

An artsy attempt.

My parents arrived in Ocean City just after 10 AM and came bearing breakfast and caffeine...hooray!  After a hot tea and a jelly doughnut (I didn't say it was a healthy breakfast!), I packed up and headed up to the beach here in North Ocean City (where we stay) to meet my friends, the Harts.  Debbie is a former co-worker from my T. Rowe days; she's down for the weekend with her husband and their soon-to-be three-year old daughter, Diana.  They stay with Debbie's mom, who lives here during the summer.  

Diana and I had an absolute blast playing at the water's edge!  She's a teeny little thing so the waves tend to knock her around.  I wound up holding her and we'd duck down and splash about after the waves would break.  A few times, she stood right in front of me and braved a few of the smaller waves.  Even when they did push her about a little bit, all they did was knock her back into me.  After about 90 minutes, a thunderstorm rolled in and a flash of lightning forced everyone off the beach.  As they tend to do here in OC, the storm blew through quickly, but we decided to reconvene back at Debbie's mom's place and hit the pool once the storm was over.  

Sure the hat is dorky, but it does its job!
We spent probably another 90 minutes in the pool jumping, kicking, and splashing about with Diana.  All the while, Debbie and I were able to catch up, which was great.  It's been over a year since I've seen the Hart Family, which is entirely too long!!!  I didn't get any pictures of Diana because I was too busy playing and having fun!  As I sit here this morning typing this, my arms and back are post-workout sore; playing with a little kid at the beach and at the pool is good exercise!  :)

The evening was spent socializing.  My Aunt Beverly and Uncle Tim were in town for the weekend, staying with my Aunt Nancy.  They came over about 7:30 and we spent the night carrying on in typical Wolf Family fashion. 

It is a lovely morning here in Ocean City today (Sunday).  I am getting ready to head up to the beach to get some Vitamin D, delve into a few of the eight magazines I brought with me, and keep an eye out for Rick - our favorite Ocean City Beach Patrol sergeant. 

I can see the ocean!

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