Rehoboth Beach, Delaware – July 2015

Rehoboth Beach area has become our destination of choice for long weekends during the summer.  The golden sands, blue water give us a break from the crazy life we lead in Northern Virginia.

 

Rehoboth Beach

 
As with everything we do, we setup a beach villa with our cooler, beach chairs, and shelter.  

 

Beach villa


We found Cape Henlopen State Park, just north of downtown Rehoboth is a quiet, family friendly part of the coastline as a perfect place for us to spend the day catching some rays, reading some books, taking naps, walking on the beach, and playing in the waves.

   

  

  

  

  


A tradition at Cape Henlopen on the forth of July is the Independence Day “Parade” on the beach.  It’s simple, quaint, and quick, but fun for everyone.

4th of July Parade

At night we went to downtown Rehoboth to walk the boardwalk.  The night life is alive with entertainment, food, and games for families.

       

The beach is also lit up at night along the boardwalk.  People can enjoy the beach, watch the waves, or play a game of volleyball at night.                

Walking the boardwalk at night is a wonderful way to spend time with someone cute. 

Unfortunately, Rehoboth beach decided to have their fireworks show on the 5th of July this year.  However, Dewey Beach, just a few miles away was having them on the forth.  So, Laura and I ventured there to check it out.  

Dewey Beach is known for the younger crowd.  While we did find twenty somethings drunk in public, there weren’t any problems – everyone was well behaved.

Take in beautiful oceanfront views and feel the cool bay breezes while visiting Dewey Beach! Located between the Rehoboth Bay and Atlantic Ocean, this sandbar community is an ideal destination for beach lovers and water sport enthusiasts. In fact, Dewey Beach is just two blocks wide but packed with fun things to do!

     
The fireworks were set to go off on the bay side.  We noticed that there are boat rentals right next to where we set up to enjoy the show.

   

  

  

  

It was a nice small town show.  
  

The Rehoboth/Dewey beach area is quickly becoming a favorite destination for our Independence Day weekend celebration.

   
  

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware – July 2015

Rehoboth Beach area has become our destination of choice for long weekends during the summer.  The golden sands, blue water give us a break from the crazy life we lead in Northern Virginia.

 

Rehoboth Beach

 
As with everything we do, we setup a beach villa with our cooler, beach chairs, and shelter.  

 

Beach villa


We found Cape Henlopen State Park, just north of downtown Rehoboth is a quiet, family friendly part of the coastline as a perfect place for us to spend the day catching some rays, reading some books, taking naps, walking on the beach, and playing in the waves.

   

  

  

  

  


A tradition at Cape Henlopen on the forth of July is the Independence Day “Parade” on the beach.  It’s simple, quaint, and quick, but fun for everyone.

4th of July Parade

At night we went to downtown Rehoboth to walk the boardwalk.  The night life is alive with entertainment, food, and games for families.

       

The beach is also lit up at night along the boardwalk.  People can enjoy the beach, watch the waves, or play a game of volleyball at night.                

Walking the boardwalk at night is a wonderful way to spend time with someone cute. 

Unfortunately, Rehoboth beach decided to have their fireworks show on the 5th of July this year.  However, Dewey Beach, just a few miles away was having them on the forth.  So, Laura and I ventured there to check it out.  

Dewey Beach is known for the younger crowd.  While we did find twenty somethings drunk in public, there weren’t any problems – everyone was well behaved.

Take in beautiful oceanfront views and feel the cool bay breezes while visiting Dewey Beach! Located between the Rehoboth Bay and Atlantic Ocean, this sandbar community is an ideal destination for beach lovers and water sport enthusiasts. In fact, Dewey Beach is just two blocks wide but packed with fun things to do!

     
The fireworks were set to go off on the bay side.  We noticed that there are boat rentals right next to where we set up to enjoy the show.

   

  

  

  

It was a nice small town show.  
  

The Rehoboth/Dewey beach area is quickly becoming a favorite destination for our Independence Day weekend celebration.

   
  

Spontenaity and Ice Cream….

As much as I’d like to always be 100% paleo, I just can’t do it while traveling. Besides, I like to be human and experience the same things as my standard American diet eating co-humans.   So how do you do it?  And worse still, how to you plan to be spontaneous with it?  I have learned that you can be spontaneous, to an extent. You just have to change your spontaneity just a little. I know that my days of buying an ice cream while walking down he boardwalk are gone- at least for now. Maybe the world will one day have alternatives.  Sometimes I am lucky (and brave) enough to try a sorbet (some still contain dairy- and it’s hard to know w/o eating). Also, btw and snow conesyryps can have gluten, too.  So for severe allergies- proceed with these options with caution. But the one place that I can typically satisfy a need for ice cream on short notice- grocery stores!  They are my new favorite drop in spot.  So with the tiniest inkling that this evening would be a good one to have a little ice cream (while watching 4th of July fireworks)- I decided on the way back to the hotel from the beach- we stopped off at the grocery store for a pint. I considered also buying paper bowls or screw top disposable bowls, but with only two of us, we will do the romantic thing and share right out of the carton.  So spoons (which I actually try to keep a few in my cooler), and a pint and a ziplock (to contain the mess- also try to keep a few stocked in the cooler) and I’m good to go.  And it was phenomenal!  Not quite the same as buying it from a shop, but probably cheaper, and as it turned out- we were the only ones eating ice cream- so we looked like we knew how to party (and we do!) 

Oh, and if you are ever in Rehoboth, DE- let me spare you some of the grocery store scavenger hunt- skip Giant and Safeway.  Go to Foodlion.  The Dairy Free ice cream is in the “health food” section.  

 

Grotto Pizza – Dewey Beach

Tonight while waiting for fireworks for Independence Day; Laura and I got take out pizza from Grotto Pizza.

 

Grotto Pizza Dewey Beach


Voted number 1 pizza in Delaware and a well advertised food joint in the area; we thought we’d try them out. 
 

Grotto pizza

 
Laura ordered a gluten free pizza, no cheese, with jalape├▒os, peppers, onions, and pepperoni.  It was great.  Just what we needed after a relaxing day at the beach.

If you’re in the Rehoboth beach area you should try Grotto Pizza.

Jake’s Seafood House, Rehoboth – July 2015

Laura and I went to Jake’s Seafood house in Rehoboth, Delaware.  They have a great surf and turf menu with a light, fresh flare.  In past years they had a gluten free menu, but not this time; dispite the menu not changing.  If you’re concerned about an item, just ask.

Jakes on Rt 1 in Rehoboth

Rehoboth has a ton of dining options available from counter service to fine dining.  We find Jakes to be a favorite for us.  We’ve enjoyed eating there when we’re in town and tonight was no exception.
 

dinner at Jakes

 
Dayboat Scallops, broccoli, and sweet potato fries are my favorite.  The scallops are served in butter with seasoning.  The broccoli is fresh and great for dipping in the scallop’s sauce.  The sweet potato fries come with a honey mayonnaise sauce which is a great compliment taste for the scallops (we substituted mash potatoes for this).  A Yingling beer for me to make the meal complete.

They had live music tonight that wasn’t bad.  Old country favorites; Not too loud or obnoxious. 

We will definitely continue to visit Jakes whenever we’re in town.