Seacrets in the Sand

You know how New Jersey people go to the Jersey Shore for vacation? From what I gathered this weekend, Ocean City is amazingly similar for Marylanders. Nine miles of beach and boardwalk! Almost like the OC, minus Mischa.

Ocean City

But before the weekend getaway I hit two mundane milestones: used my new cast iron pan for the first time and went on a long before-work-run!

Cast Iron Pan

Apparently 24 is the tipping point for pure joy over household gifts. My first meal on the cast iron pan was a garlic salted burger patty. Exciting! Definitely pleased with how well it turned out. The pan should season itself over time and flavor future dinners with the help of non-soap based cleaning. What a conundrum. The restaurant style grill stripes on the burger added to the pan’s appeal (ha!).

Burger

Then on Thursday I actually went on the 9.5 mile run… before work! It was an uphill 10:40ish minute/mile battle. Not planning to repeat that sunrise jaunt any time soon. Or ever.

But because I finished my long run for the weekend I could fully enjoy all that is Ocean City, MD. Quite the experience! Claire, Amy and I headed out of the city early Saturday morning to enjoy some sun, sand and Seacrets. Seacrets: an Ocean City institution. It’s a sand bar and restaurant compound on the bay which hosts live bands, scores of bachelor and bachelorette parties and Maryland’s finest. Hilarious!

Seacrets

Joy continued when we found some Sunday sun (& breeze).

Beach

Cheers!

– EmPan

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