Well we are back from our little Our Lake Life goes to the beach annual family adventure that we all love and look forward to very much each year. Our little tradition involves renting a beach condo, packing up the whole family, my parents, sisters, husbands and heading out for a week at the beach. The tradition goes back quite a ways beginning back when I was just a little warm and snuggly inside my mother’s belly. I cannot remember a summer ever of not continuing on in this tradition.
So many warm and wonderful summer memories have been made in our favorite shore town called Ocean City located on the far southern shores of New Jersey this family resort has long been a favorite of ours. Of course we’ve always known that Ocean City is a special place, this year Travel Channel named OC’s Boardwalk one of the best in the country, looks like the rest of the world is taking notice.
Needless to say it’s a highly anticipated and very special time when we all get to take a week and relax as one big family. You would think after all these years of vacationing in the same place that we would have exhausted every nook and cranny of one small town on the coast. Not true, on our first day we discovered a new to us state park nestled on the bay, complete with a playground and boat ramps leading to the open waters of the bay overlooking Ocean City. We had a fun few hours as we waited for check-in time.
We arrived on Saturday, It was humid and a little overcast the day we arrived with a threat of shower mixed in. Quickly turning sunny and hot as we anticipated the week of fun ahead and the excitement of walking into the rental for the first time. Will it be as nice as the pictures? What will the view be like? How far is the walk to the beach?
It didn’t disappoint, the house was nice and big we had the first floor of the large 2 story home with an open floor plan that I’d love to have some day. An elevator which was extremely awesome for delivering luggage from the garage but kind of overkill if you just wanted to step outside. A gorgeous wrap around porch with views of the ocean a truly wonderful place to call home for the week.
I really love family traditions and I love that my parents were able to carry on with this tradition throughout our lives and make wonderful memories for us. I’m excited to bring those family traditions to my family.