I absolutely identify as a city girl, through and through but every so often I long to get away from the hustle and bustle to unwind.
This past weekend a few of my friends and I did just that; we packed up the kids and hit the road for a little staycation action.
For those unfamiliar with the term, a staycation is a vacation spent in your home town rather than abroad or involving lengthy travel. You feel like you went somewhere because you changed your normal surroundings and I love them.
When traveling with kids of varying ages it can pose a bit of a challenge. We definitely experienced a bit of unrest and the usual “are we there yet?” chorus. Thankfully Tiff came to the rescue with multiple DVDs. She and I held it down during the travel portion with “the girlies” and “the preteens”. Cherise and Naima had “the teenyboppers” riding with them.
We keep the fun happening even during road trips and in two different vehicles. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for road tripping. So we headed to Cobb Island, a small community nestled on a small island between the Potomac and Wicomico rivers. There is only one way in and one way out via Maryland Route 254 via a bridge not even a mile long. It is located in Charles County, MD and has a population of about 1200.
Captain Johns is one of two seafood restaurants on the island and was nice and packed.
We finally made it! “The Teeny Boppers” taught “the Girlies” how to play Uno while we got the food ready for the grill.
The mommy’s got the libations flowing How many people does it take to light a charcoal grill…?
SUCCESS! When you walk out of the back door of the beach house this is the view…
Well worth the 45 mile trip outside of DC!
“The Teeny Boppers”
Of course we had to partake. Nothing says MD summer like feasting on crabs. They were delicious!
The sunset was absolutely stunning. I also wanted to take in the sun rise but something about being so close to the water wouldnt allow me to get out of bed.
Once we got the kids in bed we decided to sit outside with some music and enjoy the calm. Yet another full moon.
As you can see the brief respite was much needed.
Mommy and Me Staycation was a success! We have vowed to return before the year is out…we will be leaving the kids at home next time.