Two young 50-something females. One big adventure exploring the Americas. Have liquidated everything they own and packed a Saturn Vue with bare necessities to set out on this journey. Planting seeds at each juncture symbolizing their new growth. With an open mind and heart, ready to get a true view of this world.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Fully rejuvenated, we traverse the Chesapeake Bay Bridge this morning to explore the shores of Maryland. What beautiful scenery is encountered along this route. Our first stop is St. Michaels, the ultimate seaside village, with it's tiny row of Main Street shops and eateries, and endless water views.

We find a perfect lunch spot right on the water and relish the quiet and serene area. As this is a Monday, we virtually have the dock to ourselves. A crab dish seems the only appropriate dining option and we find a delicious choice in the stuffed zucchini. We could sit here all day, but there are many further sights to see.

Docks abound and the drive over to Tilghman Island provides endless bay scenery and fields dotted with deer around every turn. It is exactly what we have read about for years. This is some kind of pretty!!

We explore various back roads before making our way toward the Delaware border. The first state is just as pretty as Maryland has been, clean and beautiful roads guide us forward.

Our final destination is the little town of Rehoboth Beach, a spot right along our path north, and echoed reviews of how lovely it is by several friends seems to make it the perfect choice. And, it is, indeed.

We agree to make this our spot for the week, as we explore further the Maryland and Delaware shores. The Avenue Inn and Spa has the perfect pre-season mid-week rate to provide us with an appropriate 50th Birthday venue for Celeste. Upon arrival, wine and cheese beckons from the lobby and we settle into a balcony room directly across from the indoor pool, hot tub, steam and sauna. Comfortable and unpretentious, with a very friendly, helpful staff confirms we have found our place!

Dinner is found right down the street at Dos Locos and what a find it is! Fellow guests have clued us in on this little gem and Monday night has a special that is just unbelievable. Stone grilling is the house special and a choice of meats and seafood is seemingly endless, served with a choice of two sides. This deal tonight has the cowboy steak option for only $10.00 and each of us has a beautiful fillet brought to us on a 700 degree hot stone. It's fondue grilling!!! Upon it's delivery, we're given three rules - Be careful, the stone is hot....the stone is hot....the stone is hot! Other than that, have fun!!! And, we do.

Our server, B, is an exchange student from Russia and a complete delight. He has geared us in the correct decisions, with sauces and rubs for our meat, and gives us a little taste of his life here in Rehoboth, as well. We head back to our little Inn to find homemade chocolate chip cookies waiting for us and a couple of these, accompanied with a hot decaf hazelnut coffee, puts an end to a nearly flawless day. We are very thankful as we close our eyes this evening with the knowledge that this very big adventure day has indeed been more than we could have hoped!!