Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snow on the boardwalk!







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What a beautiful sight to behold - freshly fallen snow. And when you see it on the beach it looks even more special. Ocean City got 7-8 inches. It was one of those perfect snows, nice and light, fluffy and easy to shovel. Plus, a guy going by stopped to talk and shovelled for me while he asked me questions about the house next door. Isn't life great! I took a walk on the boardwalk so I could look at the snow on the beach and took a couple of pictures to share with you. I took one of the boardwalk so you could get an idea of how much snow there was. Hope you enjoy them :)

Karen

Karen
Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
info@serendipitynj.com
www.serendipitynj.com

Friday, January 29, 2010

February is a tough month. It is still mostly cold and miserable and you start to feel closed in. Bet you are ready to get away for a weekend! If I am right, come and visit Serendipity Bed and Breakfast. Winter time in Ocean City is very different from the summer. There are no crowds, no long lines at Mack and Manco, and no cars filling up the streets and parking lots. Instead you can stroll the Boardwalk at your own pace. Gaze at the stars at night without all the streetlights and storefront lights obscuring the view. Or just snuggle in your comfortable bed with your special gal or guy at Serendipity watching a movie! Most of all, give yourself permission to forget the outside world and concentrate on yourself.
To make your weekend special, stay 2 nights and receive a box of Fudge Kitchen fudge - my favorite place for fudge! If you can stay a 3rd night you will get a small tub of Johnson's popcorn in addition to the fudge - does life get much better than that?????
So call me today at 609-399-1554, reserve your time off at Serendipity and be sure to tell me you read my blog so you get your fudge and for a 3rd night caramel corn also! This offer is good even on Valentine's/President's weekend and for the entire month of February!
Hope to see you soon!

Karen
Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
info@serendipitynj.com
www.serendipitynj.com

Monday, January 25, 2010

Mother Nature reigns supreme!

When they say - don't fool with Mother Nature - they sure are right! The second week of January I went to Florida to visit my brother and get some rest. Well, I sure did manage to rest up - the week I was there was the week of the freeze in Florida. I seem to bring the freeze with me. In 2009 I went to Key West a couple of weeks later in January and same thing - cold weather so again no laying on the beach. I did manage on that trip to some sun bathing by the heated pool. No such luck this trip but I did get some time to just sit and do nothing - and boy did I take advantage of that! So the trip fulfilled it's purpose - rest and relaxation!

So now I am home and again am a witness to Mother Nature. A few days ago it was 50 degrees (which is balmy this time of year!) and I enjoyed my walk on the boardwalk. I had a lot of company on that walk, too. I think everyone had the same idea - take advantage of this gift and enjoy it! Today there is rain and 50 mph winds.......no walks on the boardwalk today :) I know that all regions have variations in their weather but I feel that living on an island - which means surrounded by water - seems to bring nature closer. I can feel changes in temperature, in the sky, and in the air. One thing I have also found is that regardless of the weather, I love living in Ocean City. Today, with rain and 50 mph winds provides a perfect day to brew a pot of tea and open up a good book! Yes, life is great in Ocean City!

Karen

Karen
Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
info@serendipitynj.com
www.serendipitynj.com

Saturday, January 9, 2010

After Christmas let down

I love Christmas and I love decorating for Christmas. Taking the decorations out of their boxes and choosing the perfect place to put them makes me happy. And even if it is not the perfect place, I still enjoy it! Yes, I know, I can be annoying with my love of Christmas but no one is perfect! The house always looks so pretty - both inside and out. I love to drive down the street and see my house all lit up - especially if the tree inside is lit up. I love looking at the Christmas trees, the little houses all lit up and all the Santa Clauses. So you can imagine how desolate the house looks now - no outside colored lights, no Christmas trees, Santas or houses. It is always sad once the house is "undecorated". It does feel good to vacuum up all the mess from the trees - even though they are artificial they still "shed" some needles. And yes, putting the furniture back where it belongs is nice. But it is sad to put all those lovely decorations away until next Christmas. So I guess it is on to Valentine's Day and red hearts!

Karen

Karen
Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
info@serendipitynj.com
www.serendipitynj.com