My hubby and I are soon heading to Ocean City for our annual pilgrimage of fun, frolic, and Thrashers french fries.
You know you’ve been married a long time when the anticipation that builds over an impending beach trip revolves, not around being passionately lip locked as the waves crash around us, rather what we will eat while we’re there. Surely it will include a dinner on the boardwalk, ala progressive dinner-style. Between the two of us, we hit just about every food stand on the Boardwalk and that doesn’t count the stop at Dumser’s Ice Cream on the way back to the condo.
One night will be at Hoopers where we partake in the all-you-can-eat American tradition of crabs, beer, and corn on the cob. It took me a few tries before I realized that the corn and deluge of other fillers was a meek attempt to keep me from eating so many of their precious crustaceans. I’m enlightened now. They make nothing on me! Consumption of salty crabs must always be followed by Dumser’s Ice Cream. (Are you sensing a pattern yet?)
Food always taste better at the beach, have you noticed? It must be the mix of the salty air, the sound of the ocean in the distance, or just the fact that everything is so lovingly deep fried in grease by young, nubile European teens who probably DO spend time being lip locked with the waves crashing around them.
I’m always curious to see what other people eat while in Ocean City, particularly on the boardwalk. What’s the big deal about funnel cakes? And why would you choose Burger King or McDonalds (which you can go to anytime) when Fishers popcorn (with nuts, of course) is available ONLY when you’re at the beach? These are the mysteries that keep me entertained as we sit on a bench and engage in my OTHER favorite thing to do in Ocean City: people watch!
I’ll report on THOSE sights when we return. But for now, stay cool, have fun, eat well, wherever you are vacationing this year. And if you DO end up on the beach like our friends in “From Here to Eternity,” just remember… PDA is sooooo yesterday!