The time has come.
It’s time for me to recap, relive, and never forget one of the greatest vacations we’ve ever experienced. I realize this is not a typical post for me. There are no recipes in here, and yes there will be a TON of family photos, food, and love. Basically this post is for me, because with all the crazy out there, I want to remember how I felt during this trip and hold on to that feeling for as long as possible. So, here we go.
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I love you.
This is a place I grew up going every summer for two weeks since I was in diapers. Literally, we went every single year until I was about 16 or 17 years old. Then life happened and for whatever reason, we stopped going.
Fast forward 18 years later…(18 YEARS LATER?!? How is that possible?) I was lucky enough to bring my own family to this incredible place and experience it in a whole new light.
It’s hard to know where to begin. This place is so meaningful to me, and has left me with some of the greatest childhood memories. If my own children could experience even a part of what I did, it’s worth it.
Not only was it everything I remembered, it exceeded my expectations.
The trip started off a little rocky, not gonna lie. We had a 7am flight out of LAX which meant we left our house at 5:00am. About halfway into our drive to the airport Zoe asked me if I had my computer. First of all, it was the most random question, and second of all, NO I DID NOT!!!!!
I quickly realized that I had left my computer sitting on my desk. The 6+ hours of work I had saved up for the plane was now sitting on my desk at home! To make a long story short, I begged Zach to call his mom, who lives around the corner from us, and ask her to drive my computer to the airport in the hopes that she would make it there in time before our flight took off. ???? With SECONDS to spare, Zach went back through security to meet her outside, grab my computer and book it back through the airport (Home Alone style), and walk onto the plane. Momo to the rescue!!!
After that it was smooth sailing. And after a five hour plane ride, and a 3 hour drive we finally reached my version of paradise.
For those of you who have been, you know Rehoboth Beach if far from fancy. It’s actually quite the opposite. It’s a quiet, quaint, small town filled with the most friendly, laid back people and some of my favorite food spots on the planet. We’ll get there in a minute…
Let’s discuss who we met there.
If you know me, you know my crazy family. I mean, who doesn’t have crazy in their family? For sure I’ve got one big confusing, messed up, food loving family and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In LA, we are lucky enough to live very close to Zach’s parents, sisters and my dad. It’s truly a blessing that my kids get to grow up with so much family around. But it’s not everyday they get to spend an extended period of time with their east coast family!
We pulled up to an awesome 6 bedroom house where we met the rest of my family who drove down from MD. I won’t even get into who’s who and how we all ended up under the same roof, but let’s just say it was cozy and simply perfect with all 10-12 of us, depending on the day. The girls not only had the chance to spend the week with their grandmother (my mom), but also 2 sets of great grandparents! I mean, how incredible is that?
There were also aunts and uncles and even our closest family friends that made each day even more memorable.
We hung out, played on the beach for endless hours, ate like pigs, and did it all again on repeat for seven straight days.
Speaking of food. It literally never ended. If you follow along on my Instagram stories you know how much I was looking forward to getting Kohr Brothers. No joke, this is the greatest thing on earth.
I got it 5 out of the 7 nights and I’m not upset about it.
Even on the last night in the rain.
Nice try mom. #NotAFoodBlogger.
Rehoboth is known for some of the greatest food spots. Here are a few of the classics.
And once you’re done stuffing your face the next obvious move is…
This little boardwalk amusement park has been going strong as long as I can remember. The games, the rides, the smell of the ocean air. I couldn’t WAIT to take my own kids.
But I also couldn’t wait to go on some of my old favorite rides.
Omg, that poor little kid getting squashed next to me! My uncle, brother and I were obnoxiously screaming the entire time. And yeah, both my uncle and brother are really really young. I told you I didn’t have time to get into it. ????
Anyways, the amount of joy my girls were filled with made this trip that much more special.
Sandy feet, full hearts, and lunch on the beach. That’s my idea of a great vacation.
So as we say goodbye to the summer of 2017, I look forward to coming back next year and making more memories.
There’s truly no place like it.