Delaware Vacation 2015


Most of my family lives in Connecticut, but a few of them moved to Delaware back in the 90's.   Since this move, I usually make one trip per year to visit them--sometimes during Thanksgiving or other times during the summer. 

Little Lewie has been used to this visit too.  Since he was a baby, we would pile our things into their camper van and sleep there.  (It was the most convenient form of camping I knew!)  This year, however, was different.

Since my Uncle Terry passed away (now already a year ago), my aunt decided to sell the camper.  The upkeep was much too great for her, and quite honestly, she could use the money.  My son was heartbroken, but I told him we would make up for it by staying at a hotel near the beach (Rehoboth Beach to be exact.)  In the 25 years that I've made this trip, I never once went to any of Delaware's beaches, and as it turns out, boy was I missing out!

After a grueling eight-hour car ride through New York City and down the Jersey Turnpike, we finally arrived there late afternoon on Thursday.  We checked out the boardwalk (which is awesome at night), and then we made the decision to go to the Jungle Jim's Waterpark the very next day.  (The weather was HOT!!!)

Eating at the Purple Parrot Grill in Rehoboth Beach

Jungle Jim's Waterpark!

The next few days were spent at my aunt's house in her pool.  Lewie's cousin Frankie celebrated his 14th birthday (he was only five when he was the ring bearer in our wedding), and we had a few cookouts.

Little Lewie and his 14 year-old cousin, Frankie

Frankie and his mom, Janine
All in all, our little family reunion was similar to ones of the past.  The difference, of course, is that for a second year now, we missed the presence of our dear Uncle Terry, who certainly added character to our visits.  Although we didn't stay in the camper van, we LOVED staying in Rehoboth.  Lewie had a chance to ride a bicycle on the boardwalk for his very first time, and on another morning, my mom and I had a chance to venture out and go to all the cute little shops in the area. 

The trip, only five days (including travel), was short and sweet, but it brought just as many memories to cherish.  We're already looking forward to our trip next year, which most certainly will be in Rehoboth again.

Taking a rest...I can't wait until the day when both of us will be able to bike ride on the boardwalk together!

He really like his little bike.

Do you see the light house on top of the chimney?

This shop touted that they have more than 100 ice cream flavors... 
Some like Captain Crunch, Swedish Fish, Georgia Peach, and others....

We found this cute little French bakery that served the most awesome crepes!

Enjoying a yummy strawberry and Nutella crepe!

Lewie taking a bath in our room's Jacuzzi.


  1. Gimme that Nutella crepe!!!! I love Delaware Beaches (almost as much as Jersey beaches hehe). I would just stay away from Ocean City DE because their boardwalk is just straight trash. I love Rehoboth Beach!!!!! I'm glad you guys had such a great time and go to experience the beach and boardwalk with Lewie!! It feels like the beginning of the end of Summer and it's so sad!

  2. Oh fun! when I was a teenager I went to a camp every summer at Bethany Beach...right down the road from Rehoboth. :-)


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