This December day wasn't really all that cold or windy...in the low 50's. A great day for a short overnight autumn break at the seashore - off season rates are very favorable. We chose to "not" go beach-walking this visit...there just wasn't time before checking into the hotel and an early dinner appointment. For that, I was glad...the first time (several years ago) that we took an impromptu walk on the beach in late fall, it was fun, walking and talking, hand-in-hand. But, it's impossible to keep sand out of your shoes on a beach! After shaking the sand out, and putting my shoes back on, I realized that I was going to have to enjoy the sand for a while longer...a fair amount had worked its way inside my pantyhose, and it wasn't coming out! But this trip, I was OK with passing up the beachwalking!
Where are all the people?
When I checked us into the hotel, we were addressed as "ladies" and I was "Ma'am." And at dinner, the girl who was our server was a real sweeetheart - "ladies" was the word of the day. We had a great meal, and she got a bigger tip than we usually leave. And it was "ladies" at the tram for the huge holiday light display...which was very nice! This time I didn't have to drive and miss all the fun...
Theme for the holiday light display was "The 12 days of Christmas." Here you see the maids a-milking. Kids were everywhere, and having a good time.
That's the Atlantic Ocean behind me...
A few minutes before taking this picture, I waved to the good folks across the pond in the UK, since the haze hadn't set in yet... Bet nobody saw me!
No, it's not a sunset...
I have a "thing" for colorful sunrises and sunsets. This is a remarkable Atlantic sunrise from Maryland's Eastern Shore... I was very comfortable, sitting out on the balcony of our room on the 8th floor of the hotel, wearing my ballerinas, one of my housedresses and a heavy jacket, watching the majesty in the eastern sky unfold, from a thin line of color on the horizon, to a technicolor masterpiece, while enjoying the wonderfully soothing sounds of the surf.
Definitely one of the vacation mornings I look forward to!
Because of the upcoming holidays, this may be my last 2012 post. To everyone who reads this, I send my best wishes for a very Happy Holiday Season, and a Happy New Year....
Isn't a beach a perfect place to get to in the off season? Peaceful solitude - and very affordable.
Hopefully, you had a great New Year, and looking forward to new posts soon....
Thanks! Yes, we enjoy those short mini vacations in the winter!
It really was a wonderful holiday season, so nice to see our son again! Now to go about getting the house undecorated and resume the non-holiday life. That's never as much fun as decorating and the "holiday anticipation".
Hopefully I'll finish up a post I'm working on, sometime in the next couple days...
Apologies for the typo on your name...I really can spell. But I can blame it on my long nails...or the small keyboard on this laptop - LOL! Never operator failure, is it?