I've always loved going to the beach in the winter, when everything is empty and vast and the dogs can just run and chase seagulls unmolested.
We decided to go to Rehoboth, as we haven't been there in a while and we knew we'd be able to find a dog-friendly hotel.
When we got there, it was the beginning of the intense cold snap we had and there was an icy wind. Time for Fozzie to break out his waterproof flannel-lined jacket that makes him look like a ridiculous horse.
It would be a cool place to visit in the summer, but it would be packed, and no dogs allowed on the beach, and impossible to park. In this weather, it was perfect.
And throw some sticks and bits of driftwood for Fozzie,
who, along with Lamar, was in heaven.
He did some of that this time, and barked when Florian threw sticks for Fozzie, and trotted along with us and tried to avoid the icy water.
In the evening, we treated ourselves to a hotel room as even we are not crazy enough to attempt to sleep in the car when the temperature is hovering in the single digits.
Some tired dogs were happy to indulge as well.
There are some very cool old barracks from World War II,
There are great places to go for a hike and observe wildlife, and with temperatures in the 30s by the second day we were there it felt positively balmy and completely pleasant for a nice nature stroll.
A cool little town called Rock Hall, where there were only about 3 stores but all 3 of them were cool little artistic shops. Which is very close to Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, which Florian says we went to, years ago, but of which I have no memory.
Another great place to view wildlife