Having Fun at Rehoboth Beach

Thursday August 26, 2010
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We got back from an extended weekend at Rehoboth Beach.  We stayed Friday through Monday — just the right amount of beach time for me and a good way to avoid beach traffic.

Crossing the Bay Bridge was a breeze – I highly recommend doing it before 2pm on a Friday.

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We attempted to make this a somewhat frugal va-cay.  We stayed in cheap lodgings that had a kitchen.

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This enabled us to eat in two nights and have spend money on treats like ice cream.

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The kids favorite place to be, when not on the beach was Funland.  It had a bunch of different rides that cost tickets.  The tickets were pretty reasonable – $12 for 48.  Many rides were 3 tickets, a few were 4, and a handful of “major” rides were 5.  There were also a bunch of 1 and 2 ticket rides for little ones.

We rode this Frog Hopper type ride.  Adam thought he’d love it but was dead wrong.  He cried almost the whole ride, all 60 seconds of it.

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When we headed to the beach, I filled our Easy Lunchboxes with yummy snacks and treats.  We were able to fit 5 sandwiches and plenty of snacks for our party of five in the 3 containers.

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On Saturday, we went to Cape Henlopen State Park.  It costs non-residents $8 to get in and when we got there around 9:30, we had the place to ourselves.  It did get a little more crowded later, but not terrible.

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I bought this First Up sun shade from Walmart before our trip to use at the beach and camping.  It worked great!

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The kids had fun jumping the waves with Daddy.

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Adam wasn’t as keen on the water, but he enjoyed snacking.

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All that beach time made for a good afternoon nap.

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We decided to visit a park I found in the afternoon for some low-key down time.  It’s called Grove Park and it was great!  In addition to a really nice tot lot area, it had a great exercise area and nice paved path good for bike riding.

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Saturday night, we had fajitas on the back porch.   I made the marinade and stuck the chicken in it before we left, so all I had to do was chop the veggies and cook them in the skillet.

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On Sunday, we decided to check out Rehoboth beach.

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It was decidedly more crowded. It was also overcast.  We left around lunch, just before the showers hit.

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We lunched at Nicola Pizza while it rained.  After lunch, we decided we needed to burn some calories so we rented a family buggy from Bob’s Bikes.

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Sunday night, we dined out.  We had a delicious dinner at Fins – a very  nice seafood restaurant/raw oyster bar.  After dinner, I took the older kids back to Funland, while Mike and Adam went to bed.  We managed to burn through another 96 tickets before heading home.

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Monday was our last day.  Instead of squeezing in more beach time, we decided to check out Lewes, DE.  We showed up just as the ferry was coming in.

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It was fun to watch the ship dock and see the cars unload.

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The grounds of the ferry area are very nice.  There is a cute little playground and a minigolf course.

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We didn’t play golf at the ferry terminal, but drove back towards Rehoboth and played at the Midway Fire Mountain course.   Mini-golf with 3 kids 6 and under was a bit like teaching cats to wear pantyhose.  Mike & I found it extremely frustrating, until we threw away the score card, got the 2 year old a snack and just let things be.  Then it was fun.

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After mini-golf, we did bumper boats.   It was a “CAUTION: You WILL get wet on this ride” kind of attraction.

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Bumper boats was a fun, wet way to end our stay.  I tried to get one last group shot.  Only 3/5ths of the fam were willing participants.

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We had a great mini-vacay and are glad to be home.  I didn’t mind our rustic accommodations but I was sooo glad to sleep in my own bed again.

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4 Responses to Having Fun at Rehoboth Beach

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    Renee says:

    Looks like a great time! I LOVED bumper boats when I was a kid! I can’t wait to take my own kids on them. I didn’t realize that the older two are big enough.

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      Kendra says:

      There was some discussion about S. being big enough. One gal said at another course she worked at he wasn’t tall enough, but the guy said it was okay here. My only concern was that the water itself was 4′ deep and there were no life jackets.

      But, we all had fun.

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    On my mom bucket list is to get on a family bike like that with my tribe! Thanks for stopping by today. Feeling loved.

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    Sweet Pea Chef says:

    We love the Maryland/DE beaches. We were in OC earlier this summer. And yes, hitting the traffic right on the Bay Bridge is sooo crucial!

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