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.
Wow what a good week. I have an unhealthy love for the summer time. 21 June marked the official beginning of summer and the unofficial beginning of good times. We ensured that we started the weekend a little early, like Thursday night. DP and his family came by the house, we had a great night out Friday night with an unexpected couple, met a cool Uber driver, and went to a birthday party on Saturday were I agreed to by my kid a four-wheeler. I don’t know what I was thinking on that last part. Nothing really notable for the work week do it being pretty quiet.
Thursday was an unexpected night were DP and the family stopped by. DP brought over some Kona Beer’s and a sixer of Troegs Sunshine Pils. We sat in the garage and BS’d for a while. It’s always nice to just sit and enjoy the night with family. We talked about the everything from highschool, to getting old. It’s funny to look back and realize how long we have known each other. We also confirmed out future plans of learning to play the bag pipes, getting motorcycle licenses, and we are going to fly single engine planes. We have strong ambitions to become the most interesting people ever.
Friday night we went out to Chesapeake Inn and had a blast with a couple we don’t usually hang out with. That of course will now change considering the amount of fun we had, it’s nice to form new friendships. The night was filled with laughs, dancing, drinking, and just a flat out awesome time. I did manage to time travel a bit, but did wake up in my bed. I also had mystery vomit that took a couple of hours to locate. It went undetected so long that I thought I made it up in my head. My 8-year-old was the lucky winner to find it.
After brushing of the cob webs and throwing down a bloody mary, Saturday was off to a hot start. We went over to a friend’s house who was having a birthday party for there six year old. This was perfect because we could take the kids over and let them get wore out playing and going down the giant inflatable water slide. Saturday turned into the day that I agreed to purchase a lot of things. First I believe that I am going into business of renting our giant inflatable slides, and I am buying a four-wheeler for my 8-year-old. This caused my wife to give me one of those looks. Yeah that look that you’re doing right now, don’t judge me it sounded good when I agree to it.
Sunday is clean up day. I decided to stay home and do some cleaning while the wife is heading out to Chesapeake Inn for a Ladies day brunch thingy. I really didn’t know what else to call it but it’s brunch and Mimosa’s so she should have a good time. Later today we have a meeting for Little Pro Football as DP, Adam, and myself get ready to start another season of coaching the kids. For DP and myself we are heading into our third season now and we hope to be the favorites this year. It is exciting watching these kids grow. My fall should be jam-packed with football and Rylee wants to play soccer again.
All in all another great week down and some more memories created. New friendships cemented and old ones just continue to grow. Summer time is off and running and we going to spend it chasing good times. Take today to sit back and reflect on a great week that was.
See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.
Well this week I don’t come to you with a specific drink. This week I bring a venue that is awesome and the good time we had with an unexpected couple. This week we hopped on a chance to have dinner and drinks with a couple that we don’t normally hang out with. We all follow each other on social media but have never actually had a night out before. So when they said they were heading out for dinner we jumped at the chance to catch up with them for dinner and drinks.
It was about 6 when our UBER driver pulled up to take us to Chesapeake Inn. The driver, Na’Sha, who just happens to live a block away. pulled up in front of the house to take us out. I love UBER because you get to meet really interesting people. Na’Sha, a mother of three, who is a nurse out of Philadelphia was also working a creating a healthy brand of baby food. She drove the UBER for her side hustle to pay for everything that goes into trying to create the line of baby food. I love hearing about people who are willing to work so hard. During our drive we also found out that her middle child and our oldest were in the same class together in school. We did and up convincing her that her and her husband should go to Chesapeake Inn this weekend. The world gets really small when you start to talk to people.
We got to Chesapeake Inn around 630 and moved up to the bar to order drinks and wait on the other couple. They were running late because there babysitter was stuck in traffic. So me and the wife sat and chatted for a bit. The weather was a perfect and the tiki bar was packed full of people. The wife order an Orange Crush and I got a Sam Adams Summer Ale. The Orange Crush is one those perfect summer drinks. After two rounds of that we decided to get a table as the other couple got closer to their arrival.
Mike and Tina arrived around 730. We were on our third drinks at this point and had scarfed down some delicious crab dip. It took all of about two minutes to realize that we were going to have a good night. Nikki ordered a drink that was some fruity concoction of fruit, vodka, and amazing. I stuck with the Summer ales and I can no longer recall what Mike and Tina got. We all ordered sushi, yeah sushi, it was F#$%^&* Amazing. Nikki got the Hairy Mexican and I got the TNT Roll. Mike and Tina destroyed what look like ten rolls. We sat and talked about so many different things it was really awesome. You would have thought that we had all been hanging out like this for years with the conversations being so natural. Not once was there and uncomfortable pause where we would all have to stare at each other. After dinner it was to the dance floor.
I think it was 80’s night and there was band playing whose lead singer was a little fella who really believed that he was bigger than he was, it was cute watching him sing like a big boy. I decided to move onto Jack and Diet and dance at the senior citizen party that was taking place on the dance floor. I felt like the flash when he is running at light speed and everyone else is slowly moving around him. About ten minutes into this I began to feel the effects of the time traveler. We all danced and had a great time so I have been told. I tried to order an UBER but my brain and hands were talking two different languages. Mike was kind enough to get one for all of us. It was at this point that I entered a new dimension and before I knew it I woke up in my bed. Once again a succesful time travel session.
I woke up Saturday morning not knowing if I got sick our not. There wasn’t any evidence of this taking place but my body felt as if it got sick. I spent most of the morning searching for the evidence like I was searching for murderous clues. The wife couldn’t confirm my getting sick and I began to believe that it was all made in my head. Then the wife hears my oldest say “Mommy what is all over your sink.” Vindicated and a bit disgusted. At some point during the night I stumbled into the bathroom and got sick in the wife’s sink. My bad, I got some Clorox wipes and cleaned up my nasty little mess. I headed back downs stairs and poured a bloody Mary using Sucker Punch Bloody Mary Mix, Bay Vodka, and some sun and I was back on my feet.
Take a chance at hanging out with a couple that you haven’t hung out with before. This helped start what I believe to be a fun new friendship. We are overly surprised and happy with the outcome of last night and can’t wait to hang out again. Surround yourself with fun people and go have a good time.
See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.
Still off the grid but having some what of a good week. What I will tell you is that timing is a funny thing and that Murphy’s Law will get you in the end. The night before I left the house my washing machine nearly exploded. My cat decided that it was going to sneak out of the house when no one was looking and spent the day outside. I am not close enough that I can just run right home and fix these things so my wife reminds how much she hates it when I have to go away. It’s a slightly short trip but when issues happen it adds compound interest onto the problems. Surely something else will go bad.
So my wife had to deal with Samsung on the phone about our washer, which is five years old and was purchased at a company that has gone out of business. F$%& You HH GREGG! So in the end she took to social media to get recommendations on a handy man when she came across Ventura Maintenance Company. He was able to stop by the house and notify my wife that the washer is screwed. Depressing right, but she also went on to say how helpful he was and how professional he was. I later contacted him to thank him and once again a super awesome guy and very humble. If you have appliance repairs and you live in the Middletown Delaware area please get a hold of Scott Ventura of Ventura Maintenance.
My wife went about her work day the same as usual. She rose from her slumber, angry that she has to wake up, and started getting herself ready for work. This usually consists of going down stairs getting a glass of OJ and letting out the dog. She then will drop some food in the tiny feeding troughs for the animals and back upstairs she goes. Once she starts prepping herself for the day she gets the girls ready with the assistance of my 8 year old. At some point the ninja cat decided it would be a great idea to sneak past her when she either let the dog out or back in. Her routine is the same almost each morning and she left the house like normal.
When she arrived home after picking up the girls from school she wasn’t greeted by the hungry little feline. This little asshole only likes us when she wants something. immediately my wife goes into a panic. She calls me to let me know that the cat is missing. This cat was a gift to my daughters for christmas. So she goes outside and shakes some food to see if she will come running. Nope nothing. I believe my dog was smiling at this point. Just as she was about to give up the little hunger monster came up the steps and of course acted like nothing was wrong. I think she should have to explain herself.
Well I hope everyone enjoys a nice relaxing Sunday and gets to spend some time with their families and enjoy life. Hug your kids a little extra this week, without giving out a lot of detail you will just have to trust me that sometimes life isn’t fair and you should appreciate the good times when you have them. Jeff I am so sorry for your lose.
Relax It’s Sunday.