Our Not So Quaint Min-Vacation

Relaxing at the Hotel

Relaxing at the Hotel

Instead of buying a bunch of presents for each other this past Holiday Season, I decided we would have a min-vacation. To be honest, we haven’t been on a vacation that didn’t involve visiting family, since we got married! We decided to spend a weekend at the Francis Scot Key Family Resort in Ocean City, MD and take advantage of their local discount package which includes a free pizza and access to their indoor pool for a family of 4 for two nigths for $110. The room was just right: two double beds, a small refrigerator (which is a necessity with all the milk Julian drinks),  TV with cable and DVD player, and we asked for a crib, which they provided.  I had the sense to bring outlet covers to keep Julian from poking his fingers in there, and beyond some button pushing on the TV,  and moving the trash cans up out of his reach, it was pretty child safe.  The pool was perfect for kids, the deepest part was 4 ft deep, with a volley ball net, there was a slide, and a kiddy pool that was only a foot deep, and a hot tub for the adults.  They even had life preservers to borrow, and a laundry room. My only complaint was that the ice machines cost a quarter.  We brought sandwich fixings, cereal, milk and soda, so we didn’t need to use the snack machine or soda machine at all. We also splurged and ate out at Happy Jacks Saturday morning. They have the best Seafood Omlet I’ve ever eaten, and I’m not a huge crab fan, but it was HUGE! The sweet potato pancakes were also delicious! And it took less than 5 minutes for it to get to our table!  For lunch we had the free pizza delivered to our room. For Dinner we went to the Surkura the hibachi place  right across the street. It was WOW! Vincent had the Lobster kids meal with a Japanese soda, I had the fillet minion with shrimp, and Paul had the fillet minion with scallops.  The food was WOW, and even Julian loved the fried rice.  It was such a splurge to eat seafood and fillet minion, but I also really enjoyed the mushrooms and the zucchini,  I don’t think I’ve had fresh zucchini since this past summer!  The total vacation, including going out to eat and the food we brought with us was about $350.  All that and only a half hour from home! We don’t really like tourists, or long car trips anyway! Would we do that in the summer, probably not, but I think this will become a Martin Luther King, Jr Day Weekend tradition.  It was a nice break from winter, and from the daily grind!


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