Our first stop after we got off our red eye flight was Cracker Barrel for breakfast. I HAD to squeeze that one in because it'll probably be another year before I taste it's goodness again. I love their perfect crispy edged pancakes and everything I tasted off of Mj's plate too. After traveling all night we got there Friday morning and literally crashed on his mom's couch. We were just laying there and next thing we knew we were both knocked out.
|Enjoying my pancakes (A rare shot of me in my glasses)|
We stayed Friday and Saturday night at his Dad's house. Mj wanted to have some good East coast seafood while we were there so Friday night his dad took us to a seafood restaurant where you sit on wooden picnic style benches and they cover the table in brown butcher paper and clear it out after each party. Now I can see why. Watching him eat those Crabs was not a pretty sight. I DO NOT do Seafood and this only solidified my distaste for it. By then end of the meal there was a nasty pile of shells and discarded meat. That's a lot of dirty work for a little bit of meat.
|He plowed through 1/2 dozen whole crabs. Ewww!!|
Saturday was his family reunion and we were there all day long. It was so hot and muggy. This Cali girl is not used to all that humidity. I'd put on my shoes, walk out the door and feel my feet sliding down my wedges within seconds. We had a good time though. It was really nice to meet so much of his family although I'm sure I don't remember half of their names. There was tons of food and it was really well organized! It was at Killens Pond which a really nice park with a lake, water park and camping among other things. I don't like to get all hot and sweaty unless I'm actually working out but that's exactly what happened when we went paddle boating. The only relief was when the sun slipped behind the clouds and we caught a cool breeze, which didn't happen often enough. It was fun though.
|Mj and his Mom at the reunion|
|Such a beautiful park. So much lush greenery|
|First time paddle boating. Fun!!|
Sunday and Monday there was more visiting with his family and more eating out. We spent those last two nights at his mom's house. She is so sweet and you could just see how happy she was to have her son around. We went out to dinner on Sunday night and had fun just hanging out with her at the house before bed. Monday we went to Rehoboth Beach and walked on the boardwalk. We got ice cream for the second day in a row just because it was so darn hot and it tastes so darn good. Dover is a small town and you can get a new house for less then $200,000. I love the the greenery, the look of the houses and how they are so spread out. Aside from the ridiculous weather I don't think I'd mind living the small town life there. Of course, I'd never convince Mj to move back considering he left as soon as he turned 18. The end of our trip came so fast!
|At Rehoboth Beach|
The last thing you want after a long trip is any delays in getting home but when we got to our car the battery was dead! We left one of the interior lights on and it drained the battery. AAA was super fast though and it didn't take us too much longer to get home. We got home around 8:30pm and what do you think was the first thing I did? Sleep? Unpack? Nope. The first thing I did was put on my work out clothes and go out for a 45 minute run/walk. I was already crashing for the 2nd time that day and I knew if I waited it would never happen. We ate out every day. Sometime twice a day. After all of that vacation eating I couldn't wait to get my body moving again and start burning it off. After my emergency work out I got back I unpacked, showered, then went to bed not too long after. I had a great time in Delaware but there is nothing like being home sweet home in your own bed. And what is it with those darn bugs on the East coast? By the time I got on the plane Tuesday morning I felt like I'd been eaten alive! It's so nice to be back in our perfectly mild weather minus the bugs on steroids.