Monday, October 10, 2016

{Travel}Anniversary Beach Vacation

We went away for our 27th anniversary....
 and look where we stayed.  Nah...this wasn't the place but I snapped a pic on our way because it was sad how badly it had decayed from neglect. Look all of those arched windows! Somebody needs to rescue it!
We headed out in the morning ready to hit the beaches of Delaware. Ummmm...not the nicest beach weather on the way down, was it?

{Bikes for rent}
 When we arrived in Bethany Beach, Delaware at our hotel the skies were clearing up a little but it was still drizzling.
We stayed at the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn.
The stunning lobby.
and indoor/outdoor pool.
The best part was that it was right on the beach!
We checked in and immediately checked out our room.
This compact and stylish kitchen had everything we needed (and then some).
 I was swooning over the Caribbean blue glass tile backsplash.
The room was decorated in soothing blues and fresh crisp white.
I always say that there are never enough hooks at hotels but not this place!  They are especially handy when staying at a beach location.
We had a cute little balcony with Adirondack chairs and a table.
 Even though it was still misty and overcast we wanted to see the beach and get our toes in the sand.
 27th anniversary selfie on the beach.  Wearing my thrifted top from here.  We explored the boardwalk and had lunch at Mango's overlooking the ocean.
After lunch we went to the hotel pool. It was indoor/outdoor and the retractable roof was closed so we could enjoy the pool even on a rainy day.  I was hoping for poolside bar service....
 and my wish was granted. Thanks to the hubs heading down to the bar for a bottle of vino for us.
 Getting ready for dinner.
 So NOW the sun comes out!
 We strolled around a little on our way to dinner and while we were waiting for our table.
 We had dinner at 14 Global, a tapas and small plates kind of place.
Dinner was excellent as was my Sauvignon Blanc.
 We explored the boardwalk after dinner, checking out the shops and ice cream spots.
 There was also a bonfire on the beach for everyone to enjoy.  Marshmallows and sticks too!
Back at the hotel.
 The next morning we woke up to gorgeous blue skies and lots of sunshine.
 We decided to stay and enjoy the beach after we checked out of the hotel.
 My lunch was this delicious acai smoothie bowl. Perfect beach food if you ask me.
We were contemplating staying another night in town over half priced drinks and appetizers at the bar.
You can tell we were really dragging our feet.
 We had plans to hit the outlets in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on our way home and that's what we decided to do.  After some quick but efficient shopping we stopped for dinner and got this amazing sunset view. Wow!!  Dinner was great and we were ready to go home, well sort of.
All of my spoils from the outlet shopping trip. Thank you J Crew, Banana Republic and Birkenstock for making it a little easier to leave lovely Bethany Beach!

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Tamar SB said...

What fun, despite the dreary weather!
And I LOVE Block Nine wine!!

Carla from The River said...

Fun! What a great way to celebrate 27 years. :-)

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

A lovely relaxing trip it seems. Just what I'd need after 27 years with Mr Him.

camp and cottage living said...

Happy 27th Anniversary Heather!
It looks like you chose the perfect place to celebrate. said...

looks beautiful. congratulations! what book were you reading? I need a good read! laura

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful place and looks like you had a great time!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!


Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

What a beautiful getaway! Looks like it was a cozy, rainy start and beautiful end weatherwise! Happy Anniversary to you two! We celebrated 17 years on 10/2 - trust me, it wasn't as glamorous but this girl can dream ;)!!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary! Great pictures and looks as though you had a lot of fun. I love the beach and wish I could go more often. I am not quite sure what that is that you have in that cup for lunch but looks amazing. I am hungry as a bear right now so see here...I think a piece of light bread would look good. LOL! So glad you shared your sweet time with your man with us today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Love Of Quilts said...

Happy Anniversary! You sure know how to celebrate, marvelous time you must have had. Beautiful room.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Heather, Happy Anniversary! What a great place to visit and celebrate!
Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.
Enjoy the week.
Julie xo

likeschocolate said...

Love the hotel! So pretty! cute little town. Glad you were able to get away even if you did have a little rain.

Jessica Pelasky said...

Wow...looks like you guys had a great time! :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Happy Anniversary to you both :) What a beautiful place to go, it looks stunning here :) I would love to go away on holiday to this beautiful place. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays Heather, great to see you back..

Dawn Gross said...

What a great weekend! I haven't stayed in Bethany before. The hotel looks fabulous!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Thanks again for sharing at Creative Mondays last week Heather :) You are one of this weeks featured blogs...

Bliss said...

First of all happy 27th. Next...I have said the same thing about hooks at hotels forever!

Morgan said...

What a great trip! I wouldn't have wanted to leave either!

That hotel sounds awesome. Your room was so cute. I love that it had a kitchen too! I like having the option to cook if I want to. The backsplash is so beautiful!

That pool looks amazing and it's awesome that it had the retractable roof! So cool!

I would have enjoyed the bonfire on the beach so much! That sounds so nice!!

Happy Anniversary to you two! :)

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