We Went Off To The Beach!

0930 hours on Thursday, September 22, 2011…CC and I headed to Ocean City, MD!!  We were so excited.  I haven’t been there in over 20 years-lol!  This past weekend was Sunfest Weekend, which meant lots of arts & crafts type booths and entertainment.  We had originally talked about getting one of the many one day bus trips there for Saturday..but it turned into a girl’s weekend instead.  Our little congratulations to ourselves for our on going Weight Watchers journey.

It’s only a 4 hour drive, but it seems like it takes forever; though I must say traffic wasn’t too bad even at the Bay Bridge.  I had booked us a room at the  Seabonay Motel; one block from the end of the boardwalk.  It’s an older motel, somewhat rundown but it was immaculate – very very clean.  We were pool side and a group of young adults kept us up all night – YAY!!

We did a lot of walking…2 of the days our pedometers clocked us in at 10 miles and 10 extra WW pts!

Highlights:

Dolphins!  Oh I know it’s not unusual to see dolphins in the ocean…but one morning we walked out on the beach and there were LOTS of dolphins swimming by.  You know, they’d jump and you’d see their fins and they’d go back under.  Then a baby dolphin jumped up and back in – and we were like “isn’t that the cutest thing”.  We were quite surprised as to how close they were swimming to shore – the surfers could of actually of touched them if they had wanted to.  Then they began performing.  I’m not kidding you when I say that 2 of them would leap completely up and out of the water (like they do when they jump up for fish at Sea World).  We were overly impressed and damn, neither of us had a camera with us!!

Miche Bag!  One of the booths at the Fest was Miche Bags!  What?  You’ve never heard of a Miche????  Miche’s are handbags with removable covers.  You buy a base and then whenever you want to change the look of your purse..you just change the outer cover.  They are the coolest things!  I bought my first one at a home party.  I like it, but it’s hard sided and I prefer something softer.   So the next party I bought the biggest bag, which I also like but it is a tad too big!  I kept saying if they had one in between that was soft sided – it would be perfect.  And guess what?  They now have one!  YAY!  So naturally, I had to buy it.  Not cheap to get started, but so very worth the investment.  I love my Miches!  I have two different covers for each of my bags, so it's time to add more covers!

Food!  Oh yeah, we ate a lot!  We went to Embers for the seafood buffet one night ( a must stop if you’re ever in Ocean City).  We did Paul Reveres buffet one night only because we were on the Boardwalk and it started to downpour and it was the closest place to get in out of the rain.  We shared Thrasher French Fries (you cannot go to Ocean City and not eat Thrashers) and just some stuff here and there.  Probably over ate,but we’re back on track today!

Deedee Desserts!  Another stand at the Fest.  You take one of her packs and mix it with a tub of cool whip and 2-8oz. blocks of cream cheese.  Pour it in a graham cracker crust and presto – Cheesecake!  Or forgo the crust and just have flavored fluff!  We bought the sugar free flavors and figured we can make it with fat free cool whip and fat free cream cheese to make it Weight Watchers friendly.  As a matter of fact she’s trying to become endorsed by Weight Watchers!

Rain!  Most people aren’t happy about rain at the beach.  We weren’t either, but since our trip wasn’t for lying on the beach, it wasn’t as big of a deal.  One night we head out to the boardwalk and left behind our bags that had our rain jackets and umbrellas in them.  You guessed it – DOWNPOUR.  We bought jackets on the boardwalk…but on the way back to the motel….we had to flag down the Tram.  The Tram was soaked; when I sat down I was sitting in a puddle.  Every time the Tram stopped rain just blew in on us.  It was actually funny and the other people had a good time with it as well.  When we got back to the motel, we were soaked clear to our underwear…and our walking shoes, well mine are still drying out today!

But all in all it was a fun weekend and we're planning on doing it again next year!

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