August 9, 2013

On The Boardwalk

A trip to Rehoboth isn't complete without a stop at the boardwalk. The mile-long boardwalk is home to a number of eateries, shops, and Funland. Funland, which has been open for over 50 years, is a small area with rides and games. While there are a handful of rides for older children, Funland caters to the wee ones. Cole had a blast on the boats, trucks, swings, and other rides.
 Ever fond of her baby ASL, Cole asked for "more, more" each time a ride would end. I should mention, she spent a few minutes eye-balling the big rides and even asked to go on some of them. The child was born an adrenaline junkie. 
I believe Cole set the record for longest time spent in this ride. The concept is simple: cross the ball pit, go down the slide, walk through the punching bags to the trampoline and bounce out. Cole wanted to get her money's worth. After crossing the ball pit and going down the slide the first time she turned around, crawled back up the slide and jumped back in the ball pit. All told, she was in there for twenty minutes.
Nothing like some mother-daughter enthusiasm about the helicopters! 
After our first trip to Funland, we stopped for some standard boardwalk snacks: fries and ice cream. To say Cole liked the snack would be an understatement. She absolutely ruined her dinner that night. But, hey, it was vacation. 
As we set out to, we got July's family picture. It's not the best we've taken or the worst but I'm hoping August's picture is better. Then again, as I've said, the goal isn't perfection. We're just hoping to get all three of us in the picture.


  1. okay, question: How do you know Cole will sit on those rides when going solo and not try to climb out?? I know she's belted in but I feel almost certain Rory would find a way to slip out of the belt and jump off while it's in motion.

    1. Haha! Oh, you don't know! It's all an act of faith. Cole tried to climb out of the swings (I didn't take a picture because I could barely look!) once they slowed down but the ride attendant saw and just walked with her until it stopped. She was so amused by the speed and lights on the other rides she didn't really bother trying. Also, most of the rides are antiques and the strap is a belt- like an actually leather belt. They seem pretty secure.