4.8.12

A dip at the Atlantic Ocean

Sure it's nothing compared to the paradise that is Boracay back in the Philippines, but Ocean City, Maryland has its own charm, interesting enough to entice someone who used to live thirty-minutes away from the shoreline and spent summer, semestral, and Christmas breaks by the sea (It's not home if there's no beach and seafood!).

It was already a new and exciting experience for me as it was my first time to be in a beach of another country. I've seen the pictures, I've watched the movies, but of course they're not enough. How I see it is obviously different than those of the locals and those who, like our group, drove for three or so hours and got stuck in insane traffic to get there. (The drive was quite pleasant though, thankfully!) One thing's for certain, however: everyone who went there craved for and glorified the sun, the sand, and the sea. That, the three-mile long boardwalk which boasts of its amusement parks, arcades, shops, restaurants, hotels and other places to stay in, and the rest of the things OCMD has to offer.

And though technically we were only there for half the day, I felt that our time was enough. We took a dip at the Atlantic Ocean, ate ridiculously good New York-style pizza, which the man took only five(!) minutes to prepare, and french fries, dug holes and built sandcastles and fortresses, watched the beautiful sunset, walked miles in the boardwalk in search a place to eat dinner that would accommodate fourteen customers (I was with my relatives and families of my aunt and uncle's high school friends), had one of those typical American meals (Philly cheesesteak for me and pizza, pasta, and chicken wings for the others), devoured five huge flannel cakes and six bite-size fried oreos, and ran back to the hotel under the pouring rain with our one dollar ponchos which we bought only minutes after it started drizzling.

I only wish we visited at least one of the amusement parks (It would have been a huge photo opportunity!) but it would be hard to look after the seven kids under the age group of two to twelve years old we were with. No worries though, with a resort town as clean and full of character as theirs, there is no doubt that we are coming back.

4 comments:

  1. wow, bet you really had fun. nice shots! :]

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    1. Yes I did have fun! Thank you so much! :)

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  2. I haven't even swam in the Pacific! Haha. I hate beaches here; no good compared to the ones in the Philippines! What's that you're eating on the last photo? Looks yummy. :P

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    1. They're alright, I guess. At least OCMD is clean and I'm good with that. It was also just for experience.

      And that's fried oreos! It's so yummy and so easy to do! :) I used to have them all the time back in the Philippines, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and sprinkles. Heavenly! What's better is it's so easy to make as well. Check out the recipe my friend did.

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