Ross and I spent the week of August 16th-23rd with Jen, Derek and the grandkids in Ocean City NJ.
I am writing these next few posts to preserve precious memories for my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids and maybe even great-grandkids.
We had near prefect weather each day. The house we stayed in was only three short three blocks to the beach.
We were on the south end of the island. It’s much quieter there because it’s further away from the busy boardwalk area.
We had our own little neighborhood joints, though. Mike’s Seafood
Every evening Bella and Ryan would look out across the street to see how long the line was at A la mode Ice Cream Parlor.
Then, one block from the beach there was Ross’ favorite, Mallon’s Bakery.
They are famous for their sticky buns. Ross was pretty bummed out when the young lady behind the counter informed him that you had to buy six of one kind. He was hoping for a variety by mixing it up with one of each kind.
But they don’t sell them individually.
If you are interested they deliver all over the country.
One of the best things about the house we rented was the large covered front porch. It was always cool and breezy. Since it faced a fairly busy street, we were provided with great people watching entertainment.
Jen, Derek, Bella, Ryan and Jackson would head on over to the beach every day. Just like most of the families with kids, preparation included loading up the beach cart.
The little boy, who appeared to be around 6 or 7, was very excitedly asking his grandmother if she would take him to the boardwalk later that evening.
“Grandma, grandma, please, please can we go on the rides later? Please?
The grandmother stopped and knelt down so that she was eye level with the boy.
In a serene and calm voice, she responded, “Johnny, dear, let’s just stay in the moment and enjoy our walk, okay?”
Good advice, grandma. Very good advice!
I hope to have a guest contributor help me with one of these posts. It will be interesting to get her perspective of our vacation.
To Be Continued...