|Ann of Old Time Photo - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware|
Today I decided we needed to get out of the house and I took a ride down to Rehoboth Beach.
As you know from my previous posts, I rarely travel down the infamous Route One to Rehoboth Beach anymore. Putting my life and limb on the line to sit in a traffic pattern isn't my idea of a way to pass the time by. I would rather be working on my computer, updating my family tree or blogging. But today was different.
With gray and overcast skies I told Bill we were going for a ride. First stop was the Hallmark card shop. I had to pick up a few Christmas cards for those special people in my life. Thank goodness the traffic was light on Route One or else I would have turned back. I did see that they're working on Route One (again), this time putting in sidewalks in front of one of the outlet malls. It's about time. Route One is not only dangerous for drivers, it's downright deadly for pedestrians.
I got my "special" cards and I stopped in Safeway. That place sucks. Hardly anyone in there, overprices, dim lights and slow moving union help. I didn't buy anything and got out of there.
On to Rehoboth Beach. Next stop at my friend Ed's place on Laurel Avenue. I haven't heard from him in several weeks since he was found collapsed on the floor of his Pennsylvania home, unable to move his legs. Last I heard he was on a walker now. He wasn't home. His house looked so sad and lonely among the newer houses all around his cottage style house. So bedraggled, like him. Sad times folks, sad.
Next stop Rehoboth Avenue. I stopped in the year round Christmas store where I took this nifty new banner photo you see at the top of my blog. I felt guilty for just going in the store so I bought one of those Christmas decorated wine bottles with mini lights inside of them. That set me back $20 smackers.
Next stop Browse-About-Books. It's been a long time since I've been in a book store. Reminds me of the lunch time days when I used to work in Philadelphia and I would browse the book stores near the bank where I worked. I still have books I haven't read that I bought during those years. Of course I bought another book today, about the Plantagenet kings and queens in medieval England (I'm still coming down from my "The White Queen" high).
After paying for my book purchase I sauntered down Rehoboth Avenue and stopped in the old time photo store. As luck would have it one of my very favorite persons, Ann, was in the store. She was busy but took time to give me a big hug (I needed it) and let me take this picture of her which I have posted at the beginning of this post.
While Bill waited in the car I continued on down to the boardwalk. I didn't stay there too long, COLD! I took a couple of panorama photos of the Santa Claus house on the boardwalk and the kiddies waiting outside and then headed back to my car and got out of