As vacation weeks go, I sure know how to pick ‘em. My hubby and I just got back from spending a week in Ocean City, Md. Because my job as a corporate trainer & speaker involves being around a lot of people, I typically like to go to quiet, more relaxing places during my “time off.” That was definitely not the case this past week, for sure.
Taking into account that July is most likely peak vacation time in Ocean City, it was host to the Dew Tour which brings in thousands of skateboarders and inline skaters from across the country. Add to that, the fact that the Toyota volleyball tour also happened to be passing through “our little town” after the Dew Tour and you had yourself a party of epic proportions.
I’m actually not a big fan of OC …. except for the food. (Reference my previous post dated July 17th). I will say that I think the young men and women who work at the various eateries were a tad irresponsible this past week, particularly those who worked at Dumser’s Ice Cream. They should take lessons from the bartenders and refuse to continue serving those (mainly me) who overindulge.
“Lady…. Don’t you think you’ve had enough? Really. We’ve seen you every night this week….you’re embarrassing your family! Step away from the hot fudge sundae before I call someone to take you home !”
Quite frankly, I put Dumser’s servers in the same category as crack dealers. I’m only hoping no one caught my addiction on their camera phone or I’ll never be able to show my face in the gym again.
I was able to finish a book while on vacation which shocks me considering all the reading material available on the tee-shirts of the boardwalk party goers. In my attempt to keep this blog PG-13, I will refrain from posting “titles” making the best seller’s list, but I will tell you that there are a lot of people who are a) angry b) horny and c) both. I was encouraged to see an abundance of tee shirts which said “Free Hugs” but am starting to suspect that it was code for something…. if it is… please don’t tell me.
The highlight of our week happened when we took the Lewes Ferry to Cape May and spent the day exploring this marvelous beach town. The “painted ladies” (a term given to Victorian and Edwardian houses painted in 3 or more colors that embellish their architectural details),were out in full glamour and regalia. I was smitten. Between the flowers, architecture, lovely beaches, the water side promenade filled with shops to seduce even the most reluctant tourist, it was a day which made an evening trip to Dumser’s…… well…..unnecessary!