Week 1 of the family vacation has come to an end. This week was loaded with surprises. We met some amazing people and have had nothing but fun. According to the wife we are in our happy place and I couldn’t agree more. From day one we have enjoyed every minute of it and the pace has been nice and slow. I already feel like I have been here for a month and I can’t wait to do this again next year.
We got down here last Saturday with a crappy down pour and a ton of traffic. Not the start we were looking for. We did however get to the house around three unpacked and got settled in. The cottage is small but feels like the perfect size. We found it on Home Away last year ( Thanks Paula for opening your home to people). The best part is that it is less than two houses off the beach, and just two houses down from where I proposed to the wife in nearly 12 years ago.
Sunday the wifes grandparents came down. They rented places in Dewey for more than 30 years. A few years ago it got to be a bit to much for their advancing age and ended the tradition. My wife was hell bent on starting that back up and this is the first year we were able to do it. So we invited them down for a few days so they could enjoy it with us. It was perfect and we all had the time of our lives.
The Neighbors have a 6 year old that has been playing wonderfully with the kids and almost eliminated any boredom for the children. This is huge because as you all know kids can get bored at the greatest places ever. We hate to see them go on Sunday.
Most days have been spent on the beach but there were two nights where we changed up things a bit. On Thursday night we took a Sunset cruise on a friends boat to Paradise Grill in Long Neck. We took the boat from Dewey over to Paradise docked up and had a great night. We came back home around midnight with the kids fast asleep on the boat. They have been worn out every night this week.
Friday night we went out on to the beach around 830 pm and had ourselves a bonfire. If you have never experienced a fire on the beach at night there is nothing like it. The neighbors came down with their kid and their friends kids and we all had s’mores and just relaxed. They left a little early so it was just the family sitting there and enjoying the night. This was probably one of the most relaxing things I have ever done. We just sat and talked about the week we already had and then we just watched the girls play. I don’t even think they know the memories they are making. The wife and I remind each other all the time on how precious these moments are.
Getting the permit for the fire was easy two just go down to the Dewey Beach Town Hall fill out a piece of paper and put down the deposit of $150 bucks. If you don’t leave a mess than you will get a $100 back.
Week 1 Photo Slide Show:
I love Dewey and can’t wait to see what happens during week two. I highly suggest anyone just to come expereince it for a weekend. You won’t be dissapointed.