Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Another Rainy Day

We had a rainy weekend, and yesterday was a bit misty. It's pouring here again. However, we're on vacation, and any day when you don't have to work is a good day.

We took a nice long walk on the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk yesterday. No sunshine, but the cool temperatures were marvelous. The sea was pretty rough, and we watched a lone surfer for awhile. We picked up fudge and cashews at the Fudge Kitchen, and bought hats and t-shirts on sale. I browsed at Atlantic Books for awhile (crowd-free) and found the new Jennifer Weiner book, Goodnight Nobody. I love the off season!

For nostalgia's sake (and also so that we didn't have to cook) we went to Luigi's at 9th and West for dinner. Nothing fancy by any means. We used to go there when we were dating (eons ago), and we had dinner there with a few friends the night before our wedding. It was open year round: not much was in those days, even on the mainland. It had the added benefit of being affordable, and we were pretty much broke all of the time back then.

Not sure what we'll do today. Might head off to the movies. I wish we could have gone away for our vacation, but it wasn't in the cards for a variety of reasons. No matter, this is shaping up to be a nice little vacation. We haven't done the local tourist thing for awhile.

Not sure what we'll do today. We might head out to the movies. I love going to the movies on off days, when everyone else is working or at school. Maybe we'll make our way to Cape May or AC one day while we're off. We're not much for gambling, but The Walk (shopping area) in AC is nice, and there are lots of good places to eat. Might even stop in at The Quarter at the Trop. If the weather clears, we're going to take the ferry to Lewes one day. The ride on the ferry is relaxing (unless the bay is rough), and Lewes is a quaint little town for browsing.

To all of you who must work today, you have my sympathy. Hope your turn for vacation comes up soon!


Virginia Gal said...

I love Jennifer Weirner!! Did you read "Little Earthquakes?" I'm on the waitlist at the library for "Goodnight Nobody." So far my favorite of her books is "In Her Shoes."
Glad you made it to Long Island for the wedding and back, despite the headaches getting there.
Have a good vacation, you deserve it!

Merci said...

Thanks, VG!

Yes, I've read all of her books, and I agree about "In Her Shoes." Can't wait to see the movie; hope it's not disappointing.

Zelda Parker said...

I thought the movie stayed true to the book. Went over the weekend but not before I picked up a copy of "Goodnight..."enjoy. Like I stated in the Garden, there is nothing like a good book, a cup of tea and curling up with hubby & puppies on a rainy afternoon. Enjoy your vacation. XOXO