Finally ate my first soft-shelled crab!

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Tiki Castle

Hide and Squeak

Dragon in the sand


This was the most detailed castle we saw

Breakfast on the Beach - bacon, egg, fruit, and a short stack

Loved watching all the kites flying

6 Aug 2011

One of the final things on our summer Bucket List was a trip to Delaware (since its not that far from us and we'd never been there.) We read about the annual sandcastle competition on Rehoboth Beach, and decided that would be a fun thing to see. Its always held on the first weekend in August, so we set off this morning, heading east through Maryland.

We stopped at a seafood restaurant called Fisherman's Inn, just across the Chesapeake Bay from Annanpolis, for a great lunch of soft-shelled crab and cole slaw. I've been wanting to try soft-shelled crab for years, and finally had one! I had to make a few mental adjustments, trying not to think about the fact that I was eating the whole crab. And, parts of it seemed a little like chewing paper, but overall it was tasty. Also, Bob ordered a cream of crab soup to start the meal and it was amazing!

Then, we were off again, to the beach. We enjoyed a beautiful day with lovely breezes, kites flying, and interesting castles and such built in the sand — all to the sound of waves lapping on the shore. Couldn't have been better.

Side note - When we stopped at a WaWa station on the way out of town, we were surprised to see several Amish men walk in. I had read about Amish settlements in northern Delaware, and didn't expect to see them here. Their clothing, their hats, and the style of their beards was very much like the Amish we've seen in Ohio. The colors of their shirts were different, though. (Laura told us that the local leader determines what colors they wear.)

This summer has flown by!! But, we've done lots of fun things. The only item now left on our Summer 2011 Bucket List — end the summer with a trip to see family in NC over Labor Day weekend!


Heather McKeon said...

Very cool day trip. Can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks!

They call me grandma said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Delaware. We lived there for 5 years before moving to NC. Every month my friend and I would travel to Intercourse, PA to purchase our groceries from the Amish. Our home teachers let us stay in their beach house every summer at Rehobeth. Thank you for reminding me of fun memories.