toward the end of last month jane texted to ask if i would be interested in a beach weekend in early august, to which my answer was a very enthusiastic yes. we initially looked at going somewhere in new jersey, but when that appeared to be too cost prohibitive we set our sights on delaware. jane found a hotel deal in dover, and last weekend we had ourselves a grand adventure.
we met at the hotel midday saturday and quickly changed and got back on the road to the beach. we were aiming for rehoboth and then decided to detour toward dewey beach in the hopes it would be easier to find parking and so we wouldn’t have to sit in traffic for too long. we grabbed some quick sandwiches and then found a spot on the beach and set up camp. it was a beautiful day, low 80s with hardly any humidity and no clouds in sight, and we stayed out there for close to 4.5 hours, swimming and laying out and reading and people watching and eavesdropping on conversations and napping and generally enjoying the company and the feeling of being on holiday. after 5pm they let the dogs into the water, and we went for a walk and had a great time watching the pups frolic in the sea.
before heading back to dover we decided to get a drink and a snack and found the first patio that had space at jimmy’s. the chicken tenders and fries were great and my watermelon margarita was delicious, and it was exactly what we needed before getting back on the road.
we took it easy that night, showering and grabbing some food at the outback steakhouse right by our hotel and turning in early, and then on sunday morning we had breakfast at the hotel and enjoyed an hour by the pool before heading out.
we barely had 24 hours together, but it was so refreshing. it was great to get some one-on-one time with jane before her season starts and her schedule gets wild, and it was nice to get out of the city for a few days ahead of what is shaping up to be a very busy fall. you know i also love a little solo road trip, and the 3.5 hour drive each way was exactly perfect.
here’s to more impromptu getaways soon.