The Cedar Breeze. They had a 2-room suite which worked out great, and they were nice enough to make extra pancakes for the girls to have at breakfast on the 2nd day. They provided beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas, so we were able to pack lighter. Very nice place to stay - we recommend it!
The girls really liked seeing the Chesapeake Bay as we crossed the
bay bridge. Although as we were going higher and higher, Anna asked me
to get to the other side because she was scared. It reminded me of when
we lived in Florida in the early 80's - I remember crossing a very tall
bridge over Tampa Bay, and you could look down through the road. Plus
one of the two spans clearly had collapsed, so that didn't help (I was
excited to have recently been watching a show on the History Channel,
maybe called Engineering Disasters or something, that actually had a segment about what had happened; I never actually knew till then).
Anyway, the last time we had gone to the beach was when Kylie was
visiting - she was 6 at the time, and she was scared of the waves,
which, to be fair, were bigger than her, and they were even knocking me
around. This time, she enjoyed playing in the waves, and the bay bridge
wasn't as big as she remembered (kind of like how huge the Christmas
tree seemed when we were little, but now it's so disappointing to
realize it wasn't as magnificent as you remember).
When we went to the beach the first evening, we walked the girls
right up to where you could see the waves crashing. They took a little
getting used to all the sand in their feet at first. And when we saw
the ocean, Anna was a bit scared and covered her ears. Cara was fine,
and Anna was fine after I explained the ocean would stay over there.
The girls had big fun playing in the biggest sandbox ever.
It was a short trip, and the girls are ready to go back to the
ocean. On the way home, their stuffed animals were talking about going
on a surprise trip. Pics are on my Facebook page or in the picture gallery under Vacations and Trips -> 2009 Bethany Beach. Maybe next year we'll try staying for a week.