Because of my unfortunate foot problem, we took my bike along so that I could go tooling around in the morning, to replace the emptiness of not being able to run down the wonderful boardwalk. And I did! I located Hitch Apartments, down around 4th Street, where my family stayed several years in a row, and discovered some fabulous homes that would be marvels anywhere, not just because they happen to be sitting on the quiet bay a couple blocks from the boardwalk. It seems everytime we leave home, we end up noticing and pondering the willy nilly distribution of wealth on this planet.
Anyway, Lilly has been such a good girl, she deserved this trip. She was the only POB (personally owned bike) at our hotel, being that it was only April'n'all. My follow-up doctor's appointment is today, and I'm hoping for good news, but I will try not to neglect Lilly.
At this time of year, most of the restaurants are only open on weekends, so when we got there on Thursday night, we simply got a pizza and some beer and did something rather unusual for us: we watched TV. Specifically, we had our first-ever experience with The Office and 30 Rock. The pizza was really good. These shows--not so much. Did we hit a bad night, or has Mad Men spoiled and dazzled me with too much perfection?
Anyway, we had remarkably nice weather and happened to hit the weekend of a kite expo, which means party at The Kite Loft!
There were whole teams of kite fliers, doing formations. I'd never seen anything like this before. It's hard to capture in pictures, but it was fun to watch. The puzzling thing is, you know their strings have to be tangled together! How do they do this??
p.s. Thank you for the condolences on Serena's death. They were very appreciated.