As great as February has been living in Coastal Delaware, we have to admit that we are looking forward to March. Not that there's anything wrong with February, but rather that March 1st is a bit of a big day on our calendars.
First off, we're thinking about making a day trip north to Winterthur, just a bit past Wilmington. Pronounced "winter-tour," it is the premier museum of American decorative arts, and it is reopening on the first of March. The museum itself is just an amazing testament to style and design, and it sits on a 60-acre naturalistic garden. It's great to visit when spring has fully sprung, and all the amazing colors of nature can be seen in full bloom. The problem is that we may not be able to wait; some of us are champing at the bit for the change in seasons.
On the other hand, the first few days of March also brings some fun down here in the Rehoboth Beach environs. Picture a lantern-lit tour, learning of how surfmen would rescue shipwreck victims back in the day, followed by a beach patrol as you hear local tales of shipwrecks. That's exactly what awaits at the Indian River Life-Saving Station on March 1st between 7 and 9 p.m. Of course, this is just one of many programs available at the Delaware Seashore; we just like this one because of the lanterns.
Of course, we're hoping to work up a bit of an appetite with that late night patrol, because we're going off our diets the following day. See, the 23rd Annual Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival is set for March 2nd at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, and restraint, well, we're going to have a tough time with that. Along with the baking contest, it's just two dollars to get in, and fifty cents a taste; you can see how it will be tough to resist. No word yet, though, on how much of a "taste" it is to jam your face into the chocolately goodness; they may frown on that, but we're still tempted to try.
Wow, living in Delaware is pretty darn good, if you ask us, even when we aren't looking forward to chocolate fountains galore. If you want to give Coastal Delaware living a try, contact us and let our family take care of yours.