As we left Lums Pond State Park and continued south through the Delmarva Peninsula, we picked up some rain as we got closer to Maryland. It wasn’t coming down too hard, and we only had about 110 miles to travel, so it wasn’t too bad.
Fortunately, we had a break in the rain as we arrived at Castaways RV in Ocean City, so we were able to get set up and take Casey for a walk around the resort before it started up again.
We walked down by the beach and you could really feel the cold front moving in – it was a cold and blustery day!
After our walk we went back inside the warm RV and I put on a batch of spaghetti sauce for dinner. Mmm!
We woke up to drizzle on Saturday morning, but kept our hopes up that it would clear by noon, as the weathermen promised. Nicolas called at 7:30 to let us know he was on his way!
He arrived at 10, and after getting caught up on what he’s been up to, I made us some brunch and we headed down to the boardwalk in Ocean City. The rain had stopped, but it was still cloudy.
We walked along the boardwalk and beach, and we were surprised at the number of people there on this rather dismal October weekend. There was some type of kite show going on,
and some type of ultimate frisbee competition.
We walked along the beach – it was a nice beach, and the hotels along the beach look pretty nice, too.
The boardwalk was very nice, too – lots of your typical tourist shops and restaurants . . . lots of stuff on sale, too . . . if we needed T-shirts, we would have been in luck!
We did buy some salt water taffy, though . . . can’t go to the beach and not get taffy! Dolle’s – it was REALLY good! We had to get more later to take with us!
We had heard from some folks in the campground that there was a Corvette show going on at the boardwalk, too . . . as we walked, we kept seeing more and more people in Corvette shirts, and at the end of the boardwalk we finally found them.
They were all getting lined up for a parade at 4pm.
The majority of the cars were newer Corvettes, but there were a few really nice older models, too!
We debated whether we should stick around for the parade or not, but Tom was getting hungry and our parking time was about to run out, so we decided to head over to Berlin, where there was an Oktoberfest going on, and get some lunch there.
There were a couple of bands playing in the streets,
and breweries offering beer tasting.
I’m not a beer drinker, so I passed on that, but Tom and Nicolas did some sampling and each got a beer with their lunch.
After lunch and looking around through the few shops in town, we debated going back to the boardwalk for the Corvette parade, but Nicolas said he would rather go back to the campground to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters.
It was the first of the campground’s three Halloween weekends, and there was a fair amount of kids around for the festivities.
Tom and Nick were ready for them!
The rain held off for a couple hours, but then the drizzle started again, driving us inside for the rest of the evening.
Meanwhile back in Michigan, Bryce and several thousand of his fellow MSU students were camping out with the basketball team and Coach Tom Izzo.
(That’s my bearded son in the Piggly Wiggly shirt!)
Looks like he had a good time!