Photo Friday: OC MD Road Trip
Have you all seen the billboards or commercials for Ocean City, Maryland featuring Rodney the life guard? Rodney is OC MD’s “spokes-guard” that “rescues people from their mundane, stressful lives, and whisks them to Ocean City,” according to MGH, the ad agency who created him. With classic lines like, “Boredom can sneak up on anyone. You just gotta be careful out there,” and “Bored to death? Not on my watch,” the ads really hit the nail on the head for a die hard OC-enthusiast like myself. See for yourself on Rodney’s page on the OC MD website. Or watch this oldie but goodie:
OC MD is “the beach” to me, or I should say “downey ocean” (down the ocean) to speak proper Baltimorese (aka Bawlmerese) as I was raised. I’ve been going “downey ocean” ever since before I can remember, and not a year goes by that I don’t visit.
So over the Memorial Day weekend, we packed up our bags headed to the beach.
The hubs loves to surf and I love taking pictures and he loves seeing pictures of himself surfing. Except for the wipe-outs.
A boy and his board.
If you’ve never watched someone surf, it’s a lot less of the picture above and a lot more of this:
Sitting and waiting for the perfect wave. Since the waves aren’t always great, it’s a lot of waiting.
We went down to Assateague Island early Sunday morning since we tried Indian River, DE the day before and, sadly,the waves were breaking right on the beach. Fortunately the waves were much better at Assateague and I spent the morning basking/boiling in the sun while the hubs neared hypothermia with the lack of his wetsuit.
My favorite pictures aren’t of him though. I love taking pictures of the surfers with the paddles.
They’re just so cool.
And have such great strength and balance. They make the water look calm.
I love the contrast of their wetsuits and the water. And the sun glinting off the water.
And though we spent most of our time on the beach, we also ate crabs that my dad caught from the bay, went bike riding, got Thrashers, celebrated a cousins birthday, and ran at Northside Park. And we got all gussied up for a fancypants dinner at Fagers Island.
I can’t believe in all these years I’d never eaten in their fine dining section. Fagers is famous for playing the 1812 Overture while the sun is setting, timing it so that the music builds as the sun sets completely. The upstairs section of the fine dining is surrounded by windows from floor to ceiling on all three walls facing the bay. Sadly, like the last time I attempted to catch the sun set from their casual dining section, the clouds covered the sunset completely. So I didn’t take any pictures. But if you’re lucky enough, I’m guessing it looks like this:
What about you all? Did you beach it up last weekend? Do you have an OC must (Thrashers fries for me :)) or are you more of a DE or Jersey shore person?