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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The best laid plans ...

Greetings all! It's been a very busy weekend for us. Hubby drove us and the in-laws down to Maryland to visit his aunt Millie! What a hoot she is!  This woman is the most down-to-earth 95 year old lady I have EVER met in my life. She is in great shape for her age. She lives alone and still insists on doing her own cooking and cleanig (and she does them very well). Just amazes me so much!

Anyhow, the plan was to leave early Saturday morning, arrive in Maryland to drop off hubby's folks and stay for a little chat to catch up, drive to Ocean City and get a place to stay overnight, walk the boardwalk and shop and eat, head back to Aunt Millie's on Sunday afternoon for a spaghetti dinner and then finally head home as we both had to get up for work really early on Monday.

*SIGH* Well, here is how it went down. We left Aunt Millie's house, got stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic at the Bay Bridge for two whole hours, when we finally got moving it wasn't long before we hit a dead stop on the turn off to Ocean City as there was a bad accident (medivac and all). So we decided to turn around and back-track to try Rehoboth Beach. Spent over an hour looking for a hotel to stay in for one night and we were about to give up when we saw Econo Lodge about twenty miles from Rehoboth Beach. As it turned out, there were apparently all kinds of conventions going on in the area ~ bikers all over the place! Silly us, we thought: "It is September so how busy could  the beaches be now anymore? We should have NO trouble getting a place to stay!" LOL!!!

Luckily, Econo Lodge had only three rooms open and we got the second to last one! It was a suite with a lounge area, two televisions, two phones, three sinks including the bathroom, two full-size beds, a microwave, refrig, and a deck! It was pretty cool actually. Then, on our way home driving into Reading, there was yet another set-back as we hot caught in construction going on at 7:00PM at night. SO glad to be home!

I took pics, but I had my regular camera instead of Hubby's digital so I am still waiting to be able to get the film developed from the weekend. But when I do, I will post the pics so you can all meet Aunt Millie! What a darling(and so spunky too)!

Hope you all had as "memorable" a weekend as we did!


  1. Ugh. I hope you enjoyed some of your travels! You were very near my home and the end of the beach season is the beginning of the convention season. It goes from Sept-Dec, keeping most of the hotels full. After the holidays, things settle down a little for Jan and Feb, then conventions start again in March. Then, before you know it, its beach season again. So strange. When I moved here about 20 years ago, the beaches shut down from Labor Day - Memorial Day without a peep. Boy, is that different!

  2. I hope you used every sink, all the phones, slept on both beds and had time to sit on the deck! I agree that I would have thought the same thing about this time of the year, no problems with traffic or hotel. How frustrating to be caught in those long hold-ups!
    Aunt Millie sounds incredible, can't wait to meet this old gal!!

  3. Wow, that's some weekend! I second Robin's comment....I would have used every single thing in that hotel room, LOL! Home sweet home!

  4. I hope you had fun even with all the set backs. I know just spending time with my love is a joy even in traffic. A word of advice for all your traffic set backs... always keep a book or some crochetting packed just in case. Thats what I always do for times like these.