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Memorial Day 2015

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What a wonderful day Memorial Day was this year!

Asa and I had made a quick decision on Friday to go to the beach for memorial day since he didn't have to work. Originally, we were going to head up to Atlantic City, New Jersey since we had been there before and we knew what part of the beach we liked. However, then I checked how much tolls would be and as it happened, it would have been $40 round trip in tolls to go to Atlantic City, not counting parking or food, etc. So we made a last minute (10pm on Sunday) decision to go to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware instead. (and ended up only paying $6 in tolls) I am so glad we made that choice! Rehoboth was beautiful and not very crowded. I had done some late night research and figured out that it would be better for us to buy a parking permit and park further down the beach rather than park on the main road and pay a meter, and I am so glad that we did that! The beach was much less crowded where we were and it was so relaxing! We rented an umbrella and laid out on the beach all day long with occasional trips into the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean. We packed BLT's for lunch and some snacks, and we each had a good book to read, it was so wonderful. After being beach bums all day, we drove to a nearby Wawa to change clothes and grab an iced coffee, then we walked along the boardwalk and around downtown Rehoboth and just completely enjoyed ourselves. Asa tried his first Salt Water Taffy and I actually ate fish and liked it (I hate seafood). Finally, we got back in the car and drove the two & a half hours home. Just to brag on my fiancé, he thought enough to talk about hair brushes and beauty products with me while we were in traffic going over the bay bridge to keep my mind off the fact that we were in traffic going over a bridge. (... bridges and I don't get along) He's amazing and I'm so glad I got to spend the whole day with him. 

Also, if you have never been to Rehoboth Beach, I would strongly recommend going. It was a beautiful little town with so much to do and so many things near by! It was a ton of fun, can't wait to go back!

Here are some pictures! :) Enjoy! 

(all photos taken with my iPhone 6 & edited with VSCOcam)

the face of a beach loving girl who is wicked excited for the first (of many) beach days of the year! 

the face of a beach loving girl who is wicked excited for the first (of many) beach days of the year! 

the absolutely gorgeous view that we had from our spot the whole day. i think i said 100 times how beautiful it was. 

the absolutely gorgeous view that we had from our spot the whole day. i think i said 100 times how beautiful it was. 

We rented this umbrella for the day for $12. Absolutely worth it. 

We rented this umbrella for the day for $12. Absolutely worth it. 

couldn't ask for a better beach bum partner. so excited for life with this handsome man. 

couldn't ask for a better beach bum partner. so excited for life with this handsome man. 

Another view during the afternoon. Our little spot on the beach never got overwhelmingly crowded, and it was great.

Another view during the afternoon. Our little spot on the beach never got overwhelmingly crowded, and it was great.

The beach literally stayed beautiful all day long. This was as we were starting our boardwalk adventures.

The beach literally stayed beautiful all day long. This was as we were starting our boardwalk adventures.

My dinner from Claws Seafood Restaurant, Fish & Chips. I hate seafood, but this was so good.

My dinner from Claws Seafood Restaurant, Fish & Chips. I hate seafood, but this was so good.

My handsome fiancé and his dinner. Crab Cake Sandwich. 

My handsome fiancé and his dinner. Crab Cake Sandwich. 

Sunset on the Shore. I love the ocean. (Can you tell?)

Sunset on the Shore. I love the ocean. (Can you tell?)

Iconic Dolles Salt Water Taffy. Asa had never had Salt Water Taffy, so naturally, we got some.

Iconic Dolles Salt Water Taffy. Asa had never had Salt Water Taffy, so naturally, we got some.

Ended our day with Ice Cream Cones. I got Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. It was divine. :)

Ended our day with Ice Cream Cones. I got Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. It was divine. :)