So started the internet research.
What's within a 3ish hour drive of DC? I started looking west. Surely there is some mountain get away with a pristine clear lake and a cute little cabin? I looked at Deep Creek Lake, Nemacolin, Wintergreen, and a bunch of other lake/mountain areas I had never heard of. I ended up feeling eh about all of them. Eh?
Then I turned east. Do we dare brave beach traffic on Memorial Day? And where to go? New Jersey? Delaware? Virginia? More internet research. Questions posed to Facebook. And ultimately, we decided on Delaware. Bethany Beach, Delaware, specifically.
I have always known that Delaware is a common beach destination for DCers. After all, it's only a 2-3 hour drive. It seems like nearly everyone I talk to rents a house there, has a house there, have friends who have a house there, etc. But my lack of knowledge has kept us from exploring the Delaware beaches for the eight years we have lived in the DC area.
It's time, I told my husband. We're going to Delaware.
We did. And now I have fallen in love. With Delaware.
Prior to moving to DC, all I really knew of Delaware was that Wayne's World clip. And corporate law. It certainly isn't universally known across the country as a tropical beach destination. It's just Delaware.
But ahhhhhhhhhh, Delaware is beautiful, people!
We booked a two bedroom condo at a place called Sea Colony. From the pictures, it didn't look that enticing. It is a community of poo brown condo towers.
|Photo taken from Wyndham Vacation Rentals.|
Not normally my cup of tea. It's a bit on the cheesy side, for sure. But it was right on the ocean, there were multiple pools, and the price was reasonable.
Poo brown and cheesy aside, our condo was awesome. Just look at our view!!!!