facebook twitter pinterest instagram bloglovin
 photo toppost.png

Jul 15, 2014

Beach or Bust


last week, aj and i spent a few days down in rehoboth, de with his family.  since we're just a couple of hours from the atlantic, my family has always spent a week at the beach in the summer.  but in recent years, those weeks of renting a condo and all going together have turned into little weekend trips or a few days here and there with just my brother, mom, and dad.

and now that mark & i are both in our twenties and in serious relationships, we've started to play the "vacationing with my significant other"game.  (this is really more of a perk and less of a game, i suppose.  either way, i'm not complaining.)

anyway, it was great to get away for a few days and to just unplug.  we went to the beach, took walks, did some shopping, and played board games and cards.  i think i opened my computer twice.  it was great.

my only regret, as seems to be a trend with me these days, is that i took few pictures and they were all with my phone.  ugh.  i'm really trying to set a goal for myself of taking more quality photos with my actual camera.  it really doesn't get enough use...poor thing sat in my bag all weekend.

after aj and i got down there on monday, we all headed out to the cultured pearl.  if you're ever in rehoboth and you like sushi, make a reservation and ask to sit outside.  their rooftop deck boasts a 15,000 gallon koi pond with these wooden gazebos built overtop of it where you sit to eat.  the food is delicious and the atmosphere is unbeatable!

we discovered a brand-new game of risk at the house we stayed at, and decided to learn.  we immediately became addicted, but if you've ever played risk, you know it can get ugly!  tensions ran high, but we did enjoy a few more games during the week.

my absolute favorite donut shop in the world began right down the road from rehoboth in ocean city, md.  lucky for us, there is now a location within walking distance of where we stayed in de!  the fractured prune serves up hot, hand-dipped donuts and its just so good that i think i'm going to have to do an entirely separate post about it sometime.

this was from our last day, before we hit the road to head home, after a one last walk on the beach.  i love vacationing with this guy.

and the final photo of the trip...this is my brother mark...you don't see a lot of him around here because he's heading into his senior year in college and he's always busy with music or videography stuff, but he's a pretty cool kid.  we spotted this chair on the side of the road in lancaster, pa, and i just pulled over and said "let's go!"  i think it was an attempt at being more adventurous....

have you been on vacation this summer?  what's your go-to vacay spot?

40 comments:

  1. haha love that photo in the giant chair! Our vacation spot every year is Ocean City, MD because I have a family reunion every year around there.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love vacationing with my brother! Brothers are the best. Looks like you had a great time!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love all of these pictures! I am a guilty iphone picture taker as well. But I did take all of my pictures from Guatemala on my actual camera and the results were breathtaking. Welcome Back!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a fun trip! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love a good vacation! and a good donut! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  6. it was a ton of fun! i love getting away to the beach! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. nice!! i need to challenge myself to do better with that!

    ReplyDelete
  8. they are...last night at 1:30am, mine walked into my room and asked if i wanted to go get french toast with him...crazy kid. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. ah! love OCMD! so many good memories there...we didn't make it down there this trip, but there's just so much i love about it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Leah from www.thatmamajama.comJuly 15, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Looks like fun! Now I want a donut. haha!

    ReplyDelete
  11. oh, risk. I have sworn to never play that game again. Looks like a fun vacation!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Looks like so much fun, Why do we love those big chairs so much? haha.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have always wanted to go to Delaware. I have heard the beaches are beautiful Those donuts look sinful....I hope you do a post! What is it about vacations? When we go away we bring out the board games too. I love it...everyone disconnects from technology and connects with each other!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the giant chair!

    ReplyDelete
  15. That patio looks incredible, I wanted to see pics of this huge koi pond :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am the same way with my camera! I need to be better about taking it out on vacations.

    ReplyDelete
  17. songbirdsandbuttonsJuly 15, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Awe, I wish there was a beach by us! Looks like so much fun!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Every game of Risk I've played has been so dramatic and lasted for-ev-er. I'm impressed you guys played more than one!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm the same way with my camera!! I want better pictures to look back on, not my fuzzy iPhone ones but I just NEVER think to pull it out.

    ReplyDelete
  20. It looks like you had a wonderful time on vacation! Those donuts look so yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the pic of you and your brother! Hand dipped donuts sounds fabulous. We haven't gone on vacation this year -will spend a weekend up at my in laws cabin bu that's probably it. Disneyland next year!

    ReplyDelete
  22. not played a board game in forever and a day. I am the same with my camera

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beach and family time is such a winning combo!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Looks like fun! I wish I lived closer to the beach ♥

    ReplyDelete
  25. Looks like you had a great time! :) makes me want to go on holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Loooove the beach.

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a fun trip I haven't gone away this summer, but my daughter is on vacation with my in-laws so it's kind of a stay cation for us being kid free for two weeks

    ReplyDelete
  28. I think your pics came out really good! I think it is great you still spend good time with your family and play board games like that. I still spend time with my parents but I feel like we always irritate each other lol.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Cosmetic SanctuaryJuly 17, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    How fun!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. looks like so much fun, and that's a huge chair!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Looks like you guys had a blast! Love your photos!

    ReplyDelete
  32. fun!! You know my love for donuts - after seeing that picture I NEED one now! So glad you were able to relax on this trip. I do the same thing with pictures- they're always taken with my phone and sometimes aren't taken at all! I think that just means it was a really good time :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wow, I can't stop thinking about those donuts!! What's the flavor of the blue one?

    ReplyDelete
  34. I.LOVE.RISK! That version looks so different from the version I grew up with! If you like risk you'd probably like Ticket To Ride. Same sort of concept!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Ugh, Risk, the game that lasts forever!


    That huge chair is awesome !


    Katreena

    ReplyDelete
  36. How fun! I love that giant chair by the way!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love the giant chair, I want one asap just to take photos like this :-)

    ReplyDelete
  38. phone photos are just so easy. it really does take a huge effort to take around a diff camera.

    ReplyDelete

Hi! Thanks for reading! I read every comment posted here. Your thoughts are valuable to me! Thanks for taking the time to contribute!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 photo envye.jpg
envye blogger theme