Saturday, August 29, 2009

Girl's Day Out

This is the rollicking adventure of Jan, Janna and Miakoda on our girl's day out! We decided we wanted to go to Ocean City for bubble tea, and of course we decided we might as well check out the boardwalk. We strolled down the boardwalk, took our pictures in one of those photo booth where you end up looking like you should have a number under your picture. I bought coconut candy, we had gelatos, mine was peanut butter. We visited the Flanders Hotel, then decided to hop over to Margate to visit Lucy the Margate elephant. We froliced in the ocean, then headed to Stewart's for a late snack, then headed home. We had a great time!

We started the day with bubble tea, YUMMMM!!!! Mine is the almond on the right!


My girls being silly at the Mexican restaurant we went to for lunch.

Our dessert, a flan. None of us had ever tasted one before. I think I'm the only one who liked it.

Dragon streetlight I spotted on our way to the boardwalk.

A view of the Atlantic Ocean from the boardwalk in Ocean City. Yes the parachute has a smiley face!

On the boardwalk in Ocean City.

We decided to check out the Flanders Hotel. It is named after a field in Belgium, where poppies grow over the graves of soldiers killed in WWI. The cemetery was made famous by John McCrae in a poem.

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row...
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved,
and now we lie in Flanders fields..."

We found this fun try on dress form near a gift shop in the Flanders Hotel. We each had to try it out. I think it is a little "wide" for Miakoda.

Lucy, the Margate elephant! Isn't she marvelous? Lucy was built in 1881, she is made of wood and metal. She is 38 feet long, and 80 feet in circumference, her head is 16 feet long and 48 feet in circumference. Lucy's neck is 6 feet long and 48 feet in circumference. Her legs are 22 feet long and 10 feet in diameter. Her ears are 17 feet long and 10 feet wide. It is estimated that each weighs 2000 pounds. Her tusks are 22 feet long; tail 26 feet and eyes 18 inches in diameter and made of glass. It is estimated that lucy can be seen (without binoculars) up to eight miles. Isn't she beautiful. If you are ever down at the Jersey shore, stop in to see Lucy the Margate elephant!

Looking up at Lucy's tongue and tusks!

A view of the Atlantic Ocean from Lucy's howdah over the top of her head.

My girls frolicking in the ocean!

On the beach in Margate, with Lucy in the background, as if you needed us to point that out.

Sunset over Margate viewed from Lucy's howdah.

Our last stop at Stewart's for a snack of fries and a root beer float. My girls, aren't they cute?

We head home after a fun day in Ocean City and Margate!


Janna3535 said...

It was a fabulous day!!! It will always be good memories.

Janne said...

You and Miakoda made the day great, I love you!

Anonymous said...

cute pics! every moment a mom and her girls spend together is special. treasure these days..