Sunday, September 17, 2006

Goin' to the beach



My husband Niks and I are going to Ocean City Maryland tomorrow morning and will be gone for a week. We used to go to OC every year with the kids. I have such fond memories of it. We'd go to ZIPS where they had make-your-own sundaes, play miniature golf, go to the carnival end of the pier and ride rides, and search all week for the perfect tee-shirt. OH! And we'd have an old-timey photo taken every year. Some of those are so funny! One year we girls got Niks to dress up as a gangster moll, and we dressed as the gangster guys. Our son Nivek was not amused. That Nivek. Kinda a macho guy even as a kid.

In June 2005 when my sister Bonnie visited us, we took her for a couple of days to Ocean City. She had never been to the Atlantic Ocean before. She loved it. That Bonnie. She loved everything. She had been to the Pacific Ocean, and had in fact lived and worked on Catalina Island one summer when she was 18. But she had never seen a boardwalk before. I'm glad she came to visit, and I'm very glad that I took her so many places. She died suddenly February 12, 2006.

Niks and I will have an ocean front suite with a baloney and all kinds of special stuff, so if the weather isn't great, we don't have to care.

See you guys when I get back! Try not to be rowdy while I'm gone.

28 comments:

mireille said...

Have a GREAT time, TLP! xoxo

Peter said...

Hope you have a great week Lucy, enjoy.

Doug said...

Have a great trip!

Party at mom's house!

Christine said...

Have fun and bring me one of those sea shell ash trays or sumthin...

KristieD said...

Have fun!!!!

Libby said...

enjoy your week without us 'rowdy kids'! now, you left your house key under the rock to the left of the door, right? and don't wworry about a thing!!

dddragon said...

Yeah, I've got to go over and "check things" heh heh. I'll bring the snacks - who's got Twister?

kenju said...

I hope you and your better half are having a perfect time with perfect weather!

The Lazy Iguana said...

Watch out for roving gangs of squirrels! They will steal your keys and stash stolen guns in your car!

Sar said...

An ocean front suite with a baloney? Damn, I gotta get me one a those!

Have fun! *waives bye bye to TLP*

(3D & Doug, I'll be right over!)

actonbell said...

I'm going to write some smutty sutff while you're gone. BUI, too. Without contacts, which will make it toatally unreadable. You won't miss much.

Have a great time! Don't do anything I woulnd't do.
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Woohoo! Happy week to you!

Rachel said...

Oh, how neat!! I'm sure you'll have a great time. Enjoy!!

I'll try to keep the rowdiness to a minimun!

tsduff said...

I LOVE your picture... the beach is my favorite place. And, I'm sorry for your loss of your sister this year. It is wonderful that you got to bring her to the boardwalk, creating memories to look back on with love.

G said...

Sorry about your sister, but glad you were able to spend time with her.

I agree - as long as you have the ocean, the weather is incidental. Enjoy! If you see any nice shells...

Fred said...

Have a reat time, TLP. We went there in 1997 or so becasue a hurricane brushed Virginia Beach and knocked our hotel out of commission. We stayed at a Sheraton, and it was very relaxing.

You have many fond memories of Ocean City. Enjoy each one.

neva said...

happy memories of time spent in special place with the people you truly love. it just doesn't get better than that.

i hope this trip is wonderful, TLP. and, while i can't vouch for the rabble hanging around your house right now, i'm pretty sure they won't do anything a good hose down won't fix! xox

Manchego said...

I'm so jealous. We used to go to OC, MD every summer when I was growing up, too, but I haven't been there for what feels like decades. :(

Did you by chance see my sister? She was there this past weekend too, for a convention or something...

lime said...

what great memories! thanks for sharing them with me. i do love the baordwalk. have a great time.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Have a FABULOUS time Lucy...It sounds like it will be GREAT, whatever the weather! (lol)

I'm glad your sister got to see it, too and with you!

AP3 said...

Yes, I remember it very fondly! I still miss O.C., Maryland. It's definitely a fun place to go.

Have a wonderful time.

I'm glad Bonnie got to see it, too!

Klondike Kate said...

Hey TLP! Thanks for checking in on my blog. I finally posted again! Do you know I was in Portsmouth, VA for a week and never went to Virgina Beach?!?!? (of course, I only learned I was close to VA Beach the last day, but still!) Hope your beach was great!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I prefer thuringer in my ocean front suites. But everybody to his/her own devices...

actonbell said...

Welcome back this weekend, and happy birthday to Dad:)

ariel said...

ah you're back already. beautiful photo!!

mireille said...

Yeah, welcome back and happy birthday to Niks! xoxo

Mindless Dribbler said...

I have been very good while you were away.

Hope you had a great time!

Doug said...

Can't wait 'til you get back and tell us about it.

The cheetos behind the tv are Dddragon's fault.

Kyahgirl said...

since I just visited the pictures of Ocean city on your daughter's blog, I feel like I've come full circle.

Hope you're enjoying the baloney!