Part 2 of Our Vacation - Maryland

After our 90 minute ferry ride from New Jersey to Delaware, we jumped back into our car and headed toward Maryland where we stayed for two nights.  Jim made all of the arrangements for the trip so every place we stayed was a surprise for the kids and I.  I have to say, we weren't disappointed for a second!!

I took this at a stop light right after we got back on the road.  So pretty!!

A rather impressive bridge headed toward Maryland.

In Maryland we stayed at the Carousel Hotel.  Ocean City is a very touristy town.  Lots and lots of people.  The beach was crowded and the restaurants were crowded.  As I'm getting older I'm not such a big fan of crowds of people.  It was still beautiful though and the fact that our hotel was right on the beach was fantastic!!!

One sandy girlie!!!!

We spent most of the one full day we were there at the beach.  Herself learned how to paddle on a boogie board for the first time and she loved it!!!

Well hello random hot guy on the beach.  How did you get here??  ; )

We decided it was time to pack up when this rolled in . . .

Crazy, huh???

A little down time before dinner.

A heated game of Uno after dinner.

He had a great couple of days in Maryland.  Loved the hotel.  The beach was a bit too crowded for my taste and reminded me of the Jersey shore except for prettier water.  When you see the photos of the beach at our next stop in North Carolina you'll understand why it is sooooo worth the extra hours of driving to go further south.

Next stop . . .

North Carolina!!!!  : )

Happy Tuesday y'all ~ Wendy


These {Random} Summer Moments . . .

Tomorrow I'm headed to our local animal shelter to participate in the annual "Clear the Shelters" event.  This is when people are able to adopt a new shelter friend for free.  Just for the day, they waive the regular adoption fees so that people can come in and after screening they can go home with a wonderful new member of the family.  I photographed the day for them last year and it truly was one of the most wonderful days of my life.  To see dogs and cats that had been at the shelter for over a year go home with a loving new family is just beyond words!!!  I've been asked to come back again to photograph the event and I can't wait to share the photos with you next week.  It's supposed to be a scorcher here in New York this weekend but I'll suck it up and venture outside for this amazing cause!!!

Happy weekend everyone!! ~ Wendy


Part 1 of Our Vacation - Views from the Cape May - Lewes Ferry . . .

All aboard!!!  A three hour drive to Cape May, NJ and then a 90 minute trip across the ocean from New
Jersey to Delaware.  I highly recommend this adventure if you're ever visiting the area.  It saves two hours of driving time.  The breeze from the deck is so wonderful on a hot day.  Most of all, the views are so pretty.  And, if you're lucky, you may even spot some dolphins.  We saw a couple of them pop their heads up for a split second but not long enough to catch a photo.  

The view as you're leaving the port.

These spots on my camera lens are making me crazy!!!  I know I have to have them cleaned but they are going to want my camera for 4 to 5 weeks and the thought of being without it is unbearable.  Lol!!  Maybe over the winter when I don't take as many photos. 

How I envy these birds!!!  : )
These two!!!  BFF's for life!!!!! 
A tanker that we passed.
The other ferry heading back to NJ from Delaware.
Almost in Delaware!!!
This beautiful girl with her one dimple!!!  : )

 Next stop . . .  Maryland!!!

Happy Thursday to you!!  ~ Wendy


Home Sweet Home on a {Mostly} Wordless Wednesday . . .

We just got back from one of the most wonderful vacations I've ever been on!!  We visited Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.  A twelve day whirlwind of a vacation with lots of photo taking.  A photographer's dream!!!  I thought I'd share just a few of my favorites from the first leg of our trip.  Most of these were taken in North Carolina with a few thrown in from Maryland and our trip on the Cape May - Lewes Ferry that took us from Cape May, New Jersey over to Delaware.  It's a wonderful 90 minute ferry ride that saves two hours of driving time and gets you out of your car.  This is a good thing when you have a six year old with you.  : )  Although, I have to say, other then her incessant talking, she was was pretty darn good!!! 

Looking forward to sharing our adventure with y'all!!!  Picked up a little southern drawl these last couple of weeks!!  : ) 

On a different note, I can't sign off without mentioning the horrific shootings of our police these last couple of weeks.  Please pray for our police, their families and our country.  We certainly need all the prayers we can get. 

Many blessings ~ Wendy