In the long run it was okay though. We still had tons of fun, Rob got his roller coaster fix and I didn’t eat any of the many bad food treats presented before me.
After we had our fill of fun at the boardwalk we decided to hit the bowling alley for some lunch and to see if the Wii had helped at all with our bowling games…it hadn’t.
With Rob establishing himself as the champion after two games(I totally beat him all the time on Wii) it was time to head back to the hotel. We stopped at the corner store to get some soda and chips and then I decided last minute that I would rather get another sandwich from the place we ate at on our first day than have leftover mexican food so I sent Rob off to the hotel and waited around for the sandwich.
Once back at the hotel we chilled in the room, swam a bit and hit the hot tub. It was dark out and I packed a bit but I still felt like the vacation wasn’t complete. I asked Rob if he would mind taking a walk to the beach. We had talked about it briefly the night before about just sitting on the beach watching the waves and him playing guitar. It sounded like the perfect end to the vacation so off we went.
It was so nice and peaceful sitting there on the sand watching the ocean while he played his acoustic guitar. It really was the perfect end to the vacation.
As we were getting ready to leave we were approached by a young man wearing only shorts and a tank top(it was pretty cold at that point) asking if he could borrow a cell phone. Rob said no, but he’d be happy to dial a number for him and put it on speakerphone. The guy agreed eagerly. I guess he had been out for a run earlier in the day and at some point his house key had fallen out of his pocket. He had been looking for it ever since and had been having no luck. Since it was dark he was using the light of his Ipod as a flashlight. So Rob dialed up the guy’s fiance who apparently lived three hours away and we listened to him beg her to come down and let him into the house(I can only assume that she had a key to the house as well), she agreed but let him know that it would be three hours before she got there.
When he was done, we chatted a little bit more and Rob gave the guy his sweatshirt. He also gave him his card and said that if he wanted to return it, he could. Otherwise he could pass it on to another sad soul in a similar situation. The guy was very grateful and said he was going to go to his house and see if any of his neighbors would let him in to stay for the next three hours.
Feeling a little like we helped out, we headed back to the hotel where we ate dinner and went to the bed.