The Real OC

Ocean City, MD from the view of our balcony

There’s something about coming to Ocean City. It’s something most every person from the DC or Baltimore area does during the summer at some point. It’s just something we do. I’ve been coming here almost every summer since I was a child. And now we’ve been coming here more often than not just on the outside of the main season, so it’s quiet, but it’s not completely dead.

We seem to always end up:

  1. Eating at Dumser’s
  2. Playing pinball at Trimper’s
  3. Seeing awesomely airbrushed t-shirts with names like “Amber” and the like
  4. Staying in quirky hotels
  5. People watching
  6. Playing a round Old Pro Mini Golf (Not sure we’ll hit it this time)
  7. Enjoying every breath taken from the ocean air
  8. Taking pictures of our feet and ourselves on the beach
  9. Shopping at the Outlets. This time however, for the first time, we only bought clothes for someone other than ourselves. Osh Kosh B’Gosh, Carters and other various baby stores were at hand and taken advantage of. Baby clothes shopping is the best shopping ever. We didn’t even feel left out not buying clothes for myself. Not to mention GAP (you know, where white people shop) kinda sucked.
  10. Seeing a Hasid at a tattoo joint on the boardwalk. Something was not right there. This has never happened before. And probably ever will again. I just had to note it this time.
  11. Bringing on the rainy weather. This time however, it’s been a little chilly and mildly overcast at times, but it’s been rather pleasant and sunny and blue skies, for the most part.

Strangely, this will be our last vacation as a duo. Next year, we’ll be with baby doing most of the same things above. Yay!

3 Responses to “The Real OC”


  • I love OC, MD…my friends and I went there 2-3 summers in a row when I was in college.

  • I love the beach too. Although, I don’t usually end up at OC, I love it just the same. Usually end up at the less populated beaches like Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany but beach experiences always do something great for me. You just gave me a little piece of that with your description! Thanks.

  • …just put some pics of OC on your myspace. I like it out there in winter.

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