Monday, April 12, 2010

Only in Ocean City!

I was sitting reading the paper in the living room when I heard a number of birds making a lot of noise outside. I went out on the porch to see what was causing this noise. It appeared that someone may have put a pizza box on the top of their car with a couple of slices and unintentionally drove away. In the middle of 9th St was a pizza box with 3 slices scattered on the road. You know how the birds are about food on the boardwalk? Well, they are as greedy about pizza off the boardwalk also. So the larger brownish birds are trying to grab a slice and fly away but of course the slice is too big. Then a car comes around the corner and has to really go slow because the birds do not want to let go of the pizza! Other cars would come along and blow their horn to get the birds to move. And believe me, they were very reluctant to let go of that pizza! The funny part is when another bird tries to get close enough to steal the slice - what a riot! I watched for about 10 minutes until enough of the pizza had been eaten so the birds could either get the slice to the side of the road or fly away with it. Don't worry birds - summer will be here soon enough with unsuspecting people forgetting to cover their food!


Karen
Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Beach "Nourishment"











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What a perfectly gorgeous day today! Went on to the boardwalk to see the progress of the beach replenishment....only to pass a sign that now calls it "Beach Nourishment". OK, whatever - the result is still the same - there is more beach! (A rose by any other name would smell the same - and a beach being nourished is being replenished!) Look at the pictures to see the dramatic difference. One of the pics I took during one of our many, many storms - and posted it on my blog. Here is a view of the same area - nourished and replenished just to show you that there is life after a no'eastern:) The sand for the dunes has been replaced and the sand is being pumped onto the beach. When you look at where the beach is being worked on and then the area right next to it, it is just amazing. I wonder sometimes why we mess with Mother Nature but if we did not I guess I would no longer have Serendipity - or maybe I would now have oceanfront property! BTW - the boardwalk has been crowded for the past 5 days or so. You would think it was summer. A lot of people and many of the stores on the boardwalk open. The parking lots on 9th street have been filled to capacity. I think there are a lot of people with cabin fever! So come on down and experience Ocean City in the springtime. The new cushions are on the rocking chairs on the porch and just waiting for people to come and have a seat! Hope to see you soon!

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

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Congratulations to......

Congratulations to Steve and Terri from Hazlet, NJ! They are the winners of the contest to win one free night stay at Serendipity B&B! Thank you to all who entered the contest!

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