You do it, I do it, we all do it.
Crossing off the days on our calendars at work, counting down the minutes left in our 9-5, living for the weekend. Ah, those blessed mornings where we don’t have to set an alarm or have anywhere to be for 8 hour time blocks. Or, sometimes, if you’re like me, you jam that open weekend full of every ounce of fun you can possibly fit.
This past weekend, my boyfriend and I headed to Rehoboth Beach, DE. We started a tradition of going camping every Memorial Day weekend, and this year, we took our trip to the beach.
We kicked the vacation off with spending a day at Cape Henlopen State Park. The sand was hot, and the water was freezing, but we jumped in anyway. We enjoyed lunch on the beach and then fell asleep on a blanket under the sun. It was amazing to just relax.
Since the park was a former military base, we drove around and climbed to the top of an observation tower to take in the view. Later that day, after we cooled off in the pool back at the campground, we hit the boardwalk. Since no trip to the beach is complete without ice cream, we opted for Starkey’s. My indecisive self was lost when we looked at the menu- 100+ delicious flavors! How would I ever choose?!
A stroll down Penny Lane shops and a sweet treat from Starkey’s.
The next day, we got to Rehoboth Beach early and watched the fog roll out. After walking along the beach, we sipped some strawberry wine and got the biggest bucket of fries we could find- Thrasher’s original boardwalk fries, of course. I am still craving that salt & vinegar goodness.
(Boardwalk fries & patriotic swimsuits for the win.)
While we didn’t make it to Dogfish Head, we stopped by Rehoboth Ale House for a couple brews and listened to some live music before going to Zogg’s for dinner- a raw bar & grill with a million different kinds of rum. I was more than pleased with my Key West grouper taco & signature rum punch. After such a long day of eating, sunbathing, and wandering, we were more than ready to spend our last night taking it easy.
Dinner on the boardwalk and back to the campground to relax around the fire.
Minus the traffic on the drive back home Monday, it was truly a wonderful vacation.
So, are you thinking you’re in dire need of a weekend escape?
Here are some getaways that aren’t far from Pittsburgh, PA:
- Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA
- Ohiopyle State Park, PA
- Deep Creek, MD
- Cedar Point, OH
- Put-in-Bay, OH
- Washington, D.C.
- Chautauqua, NY
- Cleveland, OH
- New River Gorge, WV
- Gettysburg, PA or Hershey, PA
Have more suggestions, or don’t see your favorite listed? Comment below! I’d love to hear more.
Also, I will be working flex time during the summer months (meaning I’ll work four 10 hour days, and get an extra day off) so I will be looking for easy, fun trips to take within a 3-4 day time frame! Anywhere from big cities to hiking trails to amusement parks to beaches, I’m open for it all.
Until next time, weekend warriors.