Saturday, June 26, 2010

Almost a full moon

I was looking at the moon last night and it certainly looked full. However, according to the calendar it will not be full until tonight. Went up to the boardwalk anyway. There is nothing that looks more beautiful than seeing the moon casting it's light on the ocean. The ocean was so calm and looked so nice with the moonlight. I could sit and stare at that for hours - even with the crowds on the boardwalk! While there were a fair number of people on the boardwalk I know that next weekend it will really be crazy! I had not been up to the boardwalk to wander around for awhile so missed the opening of a couple new places. Guiseppes is no more. In it's place is another eatery - looks very nice inside. I looked at the menu - they did not have any menus to take away - and prices are comparable to other nice restaurants. Guess I will have to make the effort to try out the new place. Sigh - the life of an innkeeper. always having to try out new restaurants so I can recommend (or not) to my guests :) Anyone want to try it out with me? There is also a new pizza place about a block down from Mack and Manco. They also have sausage sandwiches and cheese steaks so I may have to give that place a try also! Crazy Susan's Cookies also has a small place on the boardwalk between 9th & 10th - close to the new pizza place. If you have never tried Crazy Susan's cookies, you should give it a try. they are really delicious! If I go back up to the boardwalk tonight - prime moon watching time! - I'll see what other places may have opened and report back!
Stay cool - and if that is not possible - come to Ocean City for the cool breezes!

Karen
Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Restaurant Week In Ocean City!

Today is the start of Restaurant Week in Ocean city. Many of the restaurants are offering buy one get one free on their dinners or desserts or appetizers or other specials. It is a great way to try the different restaurants. It also makes your dining experience a bit less expensive :) Most of the restaurants in town appear to be participating so the most difficult part is deciding where you want to go! I have my own favorites - and when you come here I will be happy to share them with you. But I do not want to list them here. It really depends upon what type of food you want. You can really get a variety in Ocean City - from pizza, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Sushi, seafood, American, Jamaican, Vegetarian and lots of places in between. We do not have any Indian restaurants in town that I am aware of but you never know when one might pop up! So if your taste buds are watering for something other than Mack and Manco pizza or Johnson's popcorn, head on into Ocean City this week and try out a new restaurant!

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

Monday, June 14, 2010

June - the Transitional Month!

June is a great month because you have a pre-season feel to it and a season feel to it. In the first couple weeks of June, during the week, there is a calm and lull. It almost seems as though it is April - except warmer :) Yes, there are a few more people and a few more cars, but not enough to make it very noticeable. Then come the weekends.....and hold on to your hat! Now you feel as though you are into summer - a lot of people walking up and down the sidewalk, cars all over the street, fantastic smells from all the restaurants and boardwalk places. Then comes Tuesday and life goes almost back to normal - a few more people than normal, a few more cars on the street, but it is still quiet. I have to admit, I am ready for the season to begin. I might not enjoy getting up at 5:30 am but it does give a certain structure to the day :) Once I get up I am going for a while. It sure does make the day go by fast! The best part is greeting friends (guests) as they return and catching up with them. Welcoming new guests to Serendipity and listening to their stories. So let the summer begin! I am well-rested and just waiting for you to arrive!

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