In recent years, whenever there’s a public holiday, our family will aim to go to the beach. The beach is the best place for Papa and Mama to relax because we would be so occupied with the sun, sand and sea that we would give them their much needed peace. Back in Singapore, the beach meant no further than a 30 min drive from our home. And since it was summer temperatures all round, we could go anytime of the year as long as it doesn’t rain on the day.
Here in the US, ever since the summer began, we’ve been visiting beaches almost every sunny weekend. But the difference is, the nearest beach is at least 2 hours away. Add traffic to that, and we usually take 2.5 to 3 hours to get to the beaches. But it’s also rewarding to know that all these beaches are natural beaches (Singapore only has man made beaches).
On this occasion, we were en route to Virginia to visit our friends and made a stop over at Ocean City, Maryland. It was an impromptu decision and we weren’t prepared for the beach – hence the long sleeves and long pants (the weather was still pretty cool). But the Maryland beach was too inviting and we couldn’t help but stop to play for a while before continuing on our journey.
We were not dressed for the beach
Blimps are very common around US beaches.
Ocean City, Maryland has an impressive boardwalk and yummy fries.
We didn’t want to leave without touching the sand
See2 never fails to get sand all over himself – no matter how long he’s been on the beach
Since we were merely taking a lunch break at Ocean City, Maryland, and had to continue our journey towards Virginia, we made Papa and Mama promise that we’ll come back to this beach. It’s been the nicest beach (least crowded, clearest waters, best boardwalk experience) we’ve visited so far and we want to go back.