Ocean City, MD
June 24-28 2020
Most years after the kids were born, we have journeyed over to the east coast of MD for some much needed beach-time! Sometimes we go alone and sometimes with other family. Either way, it’s always a good time basking in the sun on a beach we’ve been to seemingly 500 times, as it never really feels old or boring. Each experience is new in some way. This particular trip was unique because it was our then 1-year old’s first time going and we had a few other little cousins join us for some amplified play time (for both the adults and the kids)! What’s not to love about a beach that’s only a few hours away by car, and where each time you go, you add another ‘patch’ to the quilt of experiences collectively known as our annual trip to ‘the beach’. It’s warm, it’s comforting, and we’ve gained some useful knowledge along the way, such as: there is no such thing as a beach cart that is actually able to carry cargo through sand easily…and…that getting a room on ‘poolside’ may be a good idea if you like the whole prison bars look and feel. Go oceanside top floor or go home! We recommend the Hilton Suites.
Me and Kadi in the kiddie pool. She absolutely loved it.
My hub and son eating on the balcony. Thank God for DoorDash.
Kadi strutting her stuff with the elephant outfit I got her.
October 15-19 2020
First of all, who goes to Doylestown? Is that even a real place? Yes. It is. Sesame Street is apparently also a real place, which happens to be located in Langhorne, PA – just a hop, skip and a car ride from Doylestown. Before we went on this trip, my kids informed me that Sesame Place was real and that they wanted to visit. Given that we spoil our kids, we said ‘OK’ and packed up the truck and went.
Off to Doylestown we went! We stayed there because the Hilton is there and we’re fans (fully equipped kitchens and space for the kids), plus there were other attractions in the vicinity such as a pumpkin farm with animals, a train ride through history, and um…..yea that’s about it. I wouldn’t recommend for going for more than a long weekend (lol).
What made this trip memorable?: Well for starters, my 2 year old made a b-line for the hotel potty and dropped her toys in there within 60 seconds of checking in. She thought it was a pool for her toys. (I don’t blame her). Then, on the day we went to Sesame Place, we actually did see ‘real Elmo’ popping out of a window near Hooper’s Store. It was crazy; I don’t think there’s anywhere else on Earth where you’d see so many people excited and taking pics of a 2.5 foot tall furry red animal held up by a pole. But I admit, I was just as excited as anyone else there to see Elmo (bucket list?…nah but still fun). Lastly, we learned that you should NEVER partake in free continental breakfast unless it’s NOT served in a box located behind the front desk. Again, thank God for DoorDash. We still recommend the Doylestown Hilton and we certainly don’t hold the yucky cold eggs in a box against them.
Jacob and Kadi petting goats. She absolutely loves them because they are gentle.
Me and Jacob posing outside of Snipe’s Farm (highly recommend).
The train ride. The commentator was absolutely hilarious.