It is always surprising how easily you can hop out of bed when you don’t have to go to work.
The morning after the Elbow concert, we woke up bright and early, checked out of our hotel, and walked to the café around the corner for a leisurely outdoor breakfast.
We then set off to Rehoboth Beach.
Though there were several tasty options, we decided to have lunch at The Dogfish Head Brewery.
Since it was an off-season Monday afternoon, we had no problem getting a table.
We started out with the fried pickle spears. They were huge, and unexpectedly filling.
For my main meal, I got the short rib sloppy Joe. You know how sometimes you bite into something and right away little happy mmmmmm fireworks go off in your brain? That’s exactly what happened. The sloppy Joe was fabulous. The French fries were also fantastic. Fresh cut with just the right amount of earthy flavor; crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and sprinkled with the perfect amount of sea salt.
My husband got the cheeseburger. He said it was delicious. His favorite part was the bacon stuffed onion ring that topped the burger.
After our delightful lunch, we took a walk along the main street that is lined with restaurants and cute shops.
We then took a stroll on the boardwalk.
The weather was amazing. The picture perfect blue skies were filled with angelic puffy clouds.
We were surprised by how jumping the beach was on an off-season Monday, though it never felt crowded. I imagine that Rehoboth Beach is probably a chaotic mad house during the height of the summer season.
One of the reasons I wanted to visit Rehoboth Beach, was because they have three different homemade ice cream places.
It was hard to choose, but I settled on The Ice Cream Store since it had the best variety of flavors.
The selection was actually a bit overwhelming.
There were some interesting flavors.
Since I usually always have to try at least one flavor containing peanut butter, I chose a scoop of peanut butter ripple and a scoop of the Samoa.
My ice cream didn't need sprinkles, but I appreciated The Ice Cream Store’s sprinkle bar.
The ice cream was good, though not as good as some of our favorite places. I liked the extra creamy peanut butter in the peanut butter ripple.
Because we felt the need to squeeze every bit of enjoyment out of our day off, we decided to take the Cape May-Lewes Ferry from Rehoboth Beach to Cape May before driving the rest of the way home.
While waiting for the ferry to arrive, we enjoyed watching some crew members working up in the rigging of the docked historic ship.
Though breezy, the ferry ride was a relaxing mode of transportation.
It was a nice way to further revel in the flawless blue skies, and it provided a brilliant ending to our little getaway.