I figured before the summer is over I had better write about this mini-vacation that the kids and I went on, with Huz, a little over a month ago to Dewey, Delaware and Ocean City, Maryland.
Yup, food eating.
He’s a professional food eater these days and does pretty well. This particular one was for hot wings and he won. I believe he ate 98 wings in like 20 minutes.
He won a barrel of money though so I was happy for him.
While Huz was with his brother at the contest the kids and I chilled out on the beach. I read “Tiger Mother” and the kids played in the ocean, buried themselves in the sand and played with the tether ball game near the dunes.
I wanted to die from the pain so I ordered a shot of tequilla.
It helped. Then I had a few beers.
They helped more.
We all – Huz’s brother, his girlfriend, Huz, the kids and I – ordered tons of super fantastic foods and had a nice time at the fancy restaurant. (Crossing it off the list, Huz was there!) After dinner, we walked back (thank God I drank or I would have had to been carried – Huz even offered) got ice cream at the Dairy Queen then headed back up to the hotel. I grabbed my heating pad and passed out while they stayed up a chatted for some time.
When I woke up a few hours later, Huz was getting up to take the kids deep-sea fishing. I really wanted to go to the outlets in Rehoboth but didn’t have an ounce of energy so I fell back asleep for 2 hours than woke up desperately needing coffee.
Dewey Beach is beautiful but there are a total lack of coffee shops. I ended up going for a long (2 blocks) walk alone to grab coffee.
When the kids and Huz got back from fishing we hobbled back to the beach. They played with their boogie boards while I finished up my book and got a tan. We then decided to stay another night and take the kids to the boardwalk in Ocean City the next day. When we were at the boardwalk a big storm came through and my pain put me on my ass. I sat on the benches and did breathing exercises while the kids and Huz played on the bumper carts for hours. Once the weather finally let up and their ride bands ran out we made the decision to stay one more night, this time in Maryland.
There was no way I’d be able to sit in a car for 3 hours with the stupid pain I was in.
We then went to our favorite restaurant to eat in Ocean City, Embers, and loaded our plates up with crabs, salad, prime rib and everything else you could want. After eating
like pigs a lot of food we drove back to a hotel on the beach and buckled down for the night. The next morning we got up early, showered, did a final pack up and made our way back home.
It was a short vacation but it was a lot of fun for all of us. We all got along well and I’m glad I decided at the last-minute it would be a good idea to go.
Tension has risen between Huz and I since the trip and I don’t really see us getting back together but that was a very nice trip to have as a family memory, especially if it’s the last.