A quick trip out of New York City that doesn’t involve long times on a bus or train feels like a real treat. Instead, you find yourself situated in someone’s personal car, bound for somewhere new or exciting. We were lucky enough to be doing just that over this Memorial Day weekend.
We woke up earlier than we cared to think about on Saturday to have plenty of time to take Dixie over to board for the night. She was so tired by the time we made it there that she didn’t even have the energy to fully freak out on us. We were already off to a great start!
We ended up south of Penn Station super early for our train, which afforded some time to take in the Flower District. I’d somehow never been in that area – and certainly not at 7AM, when things were bustling with that day’s fresh flowers just going out.
Before too long, we were out in New Jersey with my parents in the car en route to our destination – Rehoboth, Delaware. It had been years since I’d last been to the area. My experience then was very different than this one promised to be, seeing as I went in the midst of the February cold. While that worked well for catching up with the ladies, it didn’t equate to much time strolling around the town on foot. There were even a number of places which were closed since it was off-season.
It ended up taking us around 4.5 hours to make the drive – not too bad considering it was a holiday weekend. We knew exactly where we were headed to start – Dogfish! The last time I was there, it was super cold but we had a great time at Dogfish Head’s Brewpub listening to live music that Saturday night. The restaurant was crowded, but this time it was with sun-kissed patrons in their beachwear.
I couldn’t be on the water and not have some seafood. I had their crab cake sandwich, which was light on the mayo and super fresh. The fries were also quite good. They let me get their homemade tarragon vodka lemonade (hold the vodka). Such a refreshing option!
T tried a couple of their beer flights with his soft shell crab ban mih sandwich. He’d been wanting to take a trip to Rehoboth solely to visit Dogfish, so he was so happy we finally made it!
Following lunch, we made our way over to the boardwalk. It was nice to let our feet touch the sand, even if we weren’t quite prepared to venture into the water itself. Being from the South, I’d say it’s not into July or August that I’m up for even putting my feet in a bit!
We made a stop at Dolle’s for some fresh saltwater taffy and homemade fudge. The salted caramel peanut butter fudge was quite good, even if it was a touch too salty for my taste.
We made a quick trip over to check out Lewes to compare. Whereas Rehoboth had the boardwalk and rows and rows of tourist shops, Lewes was more laid back. The beach was quieter, and the sand seemed to be smoother. Much more our style. There weren’t restaurants right up against the beach, but it looked like a great spot to spend a weekend.
We popped in some of the shops through the main part of town, such as Eddie Bees pictured above. Everything there was super cute, and the entire store was organized by color. They had some of the most specific types of jelly beans – down to banana gummi bears (both plain and chocolate covered). If it were still cool enough to put them to use, they have the perfect marshmallows for hot chocolate – more appropriate now for s’mores! It had too long a wait when we tried to pop in for dinner, but I had to wave hi to The Buttery, the restaurant we ate at over my previous girls weekend. Will have to pay you a visit on our next trip.