Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Visit Ocean City, MD, Before the Oceans Evaporate!
I was born in Baltimore. Currently, one of my brothers and his family, along with my entire extended family, live there. In addition, my folks will be moving back to Baltimore from Cleveland in the next couple of years. So, I've got some Baltimore cred. As a kid, we used to go to Ocean City, Maryland, every summer to swim in the Atlantic, body surf, walk the boardwalk, fly kites, play miniature golf, and eat seafood. Recently, the mayor of Ocean City cut a really funny tourism ad for the city that is worth 1.5 minutes of your time to check out. Here it is:
And, just for the fun of it, here are some random family shots from our early days at Ocean City:
My cousin Christine, buried in the sand, circa 1970s:
Christine and my brother Jeff:
My brothers in the stockade and panning for "gold" at "Frontier Town":
My mom with stylee shades in the 1970s...
Two of my parents' best friends, The Kables, sitting on the beach. Nice swimming cap, Mrs. Kable!
My mom and grandmom Pearl. My grandmother died in 1972, so this is an early shot!
My parents standing at the shoreline. Nice hat, dad!
My dad in his old school bathing suit:
My mom on the beach... circa 1980s?