from today's tutorial.
Each summer, Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop would rent a beach house for the month after Labor Day, in Ocean City, NJ. The beaches were empty and the water was nice and warm. The boardwalk would still be open & the rides were all running. We would visit for four days, that seemed to be our limit (and Mom-Mom’s too). This was the year Alex was 9 months old. We all remember it as the summer Alex would NOT sleep at all. Dad tried driving her around the block at 4am until she fell asleep. He was afraid he was going to get pulled over by the cops for casing the neighborhood because he would slowly circle the block over & over again. Alex would wake up screaming. We tried all the usually things, but nothing kept her quiet. It may have been that noisy pack-n-play, who knows. We do know that nobody got much sleep while we were there. During the day however, it was great! The adults were a bit tired, but the kids didn’t seem to mind. Jacki REALLY enjoyed having the cousins there. Pop-Pop would bring the kite, we would build castles, look for shells and eat grapes at the beach. We all miss those beach house days [but not the sleepless nights]! – September 1997–