I’m gonna let you guys in on a little info…
For the past three nights, I have been sleeping on what may possibly by the worst pull-out sofa bed ever made on the face of this planet. We’re talkin’ a “mattress” about 3 inches thick, with springs and coils that insisted on constantly stabbing me in the back/sides/ribs/stomach. Pair that with my parents’ desire to keep the thermostat set at about 50 degrees, on top of my dad’s snoring that could rival a MAC truck, and it was one heck of a party.
Not that I’m complaining at all…really. I mean, I AM on vacation.
But when my parents looked at me like I was a crazy woman last night while setting my alarm for 6:45am this morning, all I could really say was “You try sleeping on that mattress and tell me if you want to “sleep in.”
Needless to say, after what may have been one of the worst nights of sleep on record, I was more than excited to get up and head down to the hotel’s “fitness center.” I completed 30 mins on the treadmill, doing the same workout as Monday, then followed it up with another 15 minutes of intervals on the elliptical.
I then trekked my sweaty self back up to the room, showered up, packed up, enjoyed a delicious Belgian waffle from the hotel’s free breakfast (it was so worth waiting until the last day), and said “Sayonara” to Virginia Beach.
We hit the road right on schedule, en route to Lewes, Delaware, so we could catch the ferry to Cape May in order to get us to Wildwood, NJ.
We actually ended up being an entire hour early which got us onto an earlier ferry and kept as ahead of schedule. Dad loves being ahead of schedule.
This was my first time ever riding on one of these things, so I initially got a little excited and forced Jay to take this picture with me. He’s such a good hubby, isn’t he?
By the time we got moving, we decided to head upstairs to see what they had for lunch. The variety was pretty slim, but I was happy to at least be able to find a halfway decent sandwich.
I picked out a Ham & Swiss sandwich on multigrain bread and shared a bag of SunChips with Jay. The sandwich was alright, but had wayyy too much bread, so I ended up eating it with just one slice of the bread with all the “innards.”
Not two minutes after sitting down to eat…it hit me. And it hard.
The swaying…the bouncing…the awful feeling of nausea swarming over me…
It was motion sickness at it’s finest. And ohhh my friends, it was not good.
My dad and I are similar in many, many ways, and this is just another one of them. As soon as we finished eating our sandwiches inside, we headed out to the middle of the back of the boat to attempt to keep ourselves from “losing our lunch” so to speak.
Thankfully, the fresh air and our location at the middle of the boat seemed to help with the nausea and within a few minutes, Dad and I were able to joke about our weak tummies.
Looks like we won’t be cruisin’ it up anytime soon!
After what seemed to be quite possibly the longest 80 minutes of my life, we arrived at Cape May and then just a short car ride later, we made it to our hotel here in Wildwood.
Beach #3 this summer…wheeeeee!!
And you want to know what I’m most excited about while we’re here in Wildwood?
I get a REAL bed to sleep in. Ohhhhh yeahhh.
Questions for the Evening:
Do you ever experience motion sickness?
If you had your choice of vacation, would you choose…
- Hotel + Beach
- Camping / Cabin in a subdued, quiet area