Weekend Dispatch

Friday, August 18, 2017

This weekend I am heading to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware with my sisters and their families for a week-long vacation. This will be the 10th anniversary of our sister/family vacation, and I'm excited to get away. We had an emergency medical situation with one of our cats last weekend, and I was on edge the entire weekend. Needless to say, I didn't relax very well, and much of what I offered up in last week's Weekend Dispatch didn't get done. I'm happy to say that our cat is well (many thanks to the wonderful staff at Garden State Veterinary Hospital), and this weekend is a chance to make up for last weekend.

I've long been a big fan of Iron & Wine. So when I saw that he had a new album out, I jumped on Spotify to check it out. I've had the song Call It Dreaming on repeat for the past day or so. I can't get enough of it, and the video is just as wonderful as the song. I got goosebumps watching it. Just like a fine wine, Iron & Wine just keeps getting better.

One of the things I love about Rehoboth Beach is the amazing array of restaurants. From casual to upscale, you can't go wrong with anywhere you choose. But I do have my favorites, and I can't wait to hit them and order my favorite beverage or cocktail.

Dreamer Juice Bar - Usually my first stop after making the trek from New Jersey to Delaware, Dreamer offers healthy options from juices to smoothies to coffees to acai bowls. You check out the menu here. My favorite smoothie is the #14 Green Smoothie. So refreshing and a nice boost after a day of traveling. The mint lemonade is also a good choice.

Fins Raw Bar - For an epic Bloody Mary, head straight to Fins. Just the right amount of spice and heat to keep it kicked up and enjoyable.

Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats - If craft brews are your thing, you'll love Dogfish Head. The food is just as good as the beer so plan to stick around to eat. I like the Namaste White (a Belgian-style white ale) paired with the pretzel bites appetizer.

The easiest way to get from New Jersey to Delaware is via the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The ride is about 45 minutes and takes you across the Delaware Bay where you just may catch sight of a whale or two. But if you don't happen to see any whales, the boat ride is enjoyable and scenic, nevertheless.

On Monday, all eyes will be on the total eclipse of the sun. You don't have to live in the 70-mile band to take part in viewing. Many areas of the United States will be able to see a partial eclipse. Here's how you can watch it and get information on when to expect it to occur in your part of the country.

I don't know how I missed this, but M&Ms released a caramel m&m. Yes! You read that right. OMG! They are addicting. Caramel may just replace Peanut M&Ms as my new favorite. I found them at Target, but apparently they've been on shelves in Walmart since May. I mean, c'mon!

So, tell me, what do you have planned this weekend?

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