I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend! Chris and I traveled to Ocean City, Maryland this weekend to stay at my family’s condominium. The beach was packed, but we had wonderful weather, fabulous company, and great food! We woke up early Saturday morning to this view:
Simply divine! To start the day off on the right foot, my Mom, Chris, and I walked down to the Satellite Cafe on 46th street for breakfast. I had an omelet stuffed with asparagus and Havarti dill cheese. It made for such a great flavor combination. There was not much of that omelet leftover!
In the early evening on Saturday, we walked down to Coconuts, which is a beach bar at the Castle in the Sand hotel. They have a buy one, get one free happy hour from 5-6. It’s definitely a popular spot! I introduced Chris to an Ocean City original, the Orange Crush, which was first concocted at Harborside. They are yummy, and go down fast! We had fun at Coconuts, despite the crowd. They had a live band, and as always great people watching!
On Sunday morning, we went to the Rio Grande Cafe, which is located at the Econo Lodge on 146th street. I used to love the M&M pancakes when I was growing up, and I still do! I ordered some so Chris could experience the decadence. This is a smaller stack – sans whipped cream – with a fruit cup on the side!
Chris had to get some work done during the day, so my Mom and I spent the afternoon reading on the beach. What a relaxing day! The water was still pretty chilly, so I admired it from afar. Years ago when I spent my summers as an ocean lifeguard, I would have had to dive in regardless of the temperature! Brrr!
Later in the afternoon, my Dad met us at the condo. The four of us had happy hour on our balcony before heading over to Fager’s Island, to watch the sunset and have dinner.
Here’s a picture of Chris and I sitting on the deck at Fager’s, it was a perfect night!
The four of us split crab dip as an appetizer, which was served with avocado chips and a french baguette. We started to dig in before I took a picture! Crab dip is one of my all-time favorite appetizers. Pico de gallo was on the side for the leftover chips, too!
I had the swordfish for dinner, which came with island fries on the side. I love swordfish. It is more of a “steak fish” like tuna, as opposed to other white fish such as tilapia. I ate every bite of the fish, but got some help with the fries!
Chris ordered the kitchen sink burger, which basically is a burger with everything imaginable on top. The big guy did a pretty decent job finishing it off, too!
My parents both had French Onion Soup (it’s the best!), and then split the Crab Melt topped with cheddar cheese. I’ve had their crab melt before. It’s an English muffin topped with a tomato, lump crab meat, and cheese, all broiled for a few minutes. Yum!
We ate our meals while enjoying the sunset. We really could not have asked for a better view! Fager’s makes a big deal out of the sunset. Every day they synchronize the sunset with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. It is quite dramatic.
The evening ended with a surprise fireworks show at Seacrets. Boy, we had a prime spot!
We spent Monday on the beach before saying our goodbyes, and heading back to DC. We had a wonderful time, and were sad to leave. I’m counting down the days until we can make our next trip to the beach! I hope you all had a great long weekend, and are looking forward to a short work week!