Archive | May 2017

Road Trip: Berlin and Beyond

The Wine Women of West Virginia took a road trip to the beach last weekend.  This was no ordinary weekend.  It was Cinco de Mayo and Derby Weekend. And if it couldn’t get any better, Ocean City was hosting its annual Springfest weekend.  There is only one word to describe the weekend, FABULOUS!

It was raining when we pulled into Ocean City but that did not deter us from having fun. We decided to head to Berlin, MD.

In case you are not familiar with this very beautiful town, watch Runaway Bride with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.  Berlin is where the movie was filmed although they changed the name to Hale. It is such a lovely town to visit. If you are in the Ocean City area GO To BERLIN.

We started at The Globe for lunch.  It is located in a hundred year old building that formerly housed the Globe Theater.  There is a good selection of menu items. They serve a delicious cream of crab soup and the Turkey Reuben was delish. I don’t know about you but I love Reuben Sandwiches.  But let us not forget that we were there on Cinco de Mayo and you guessed it Margaritas were the drink of the day.  Naturally we all had to try one after all you can’t pass up a good margarita that just happens to be the drink special of the day.  It would be rude and we are not rude.

After lunch we did a little retail therapy.  I found this very pretty antique pendant in one of the shops and a couple of Vera Bradley items at the Victorian Charm. Returning to The Runaway Bride for a moment, The Victorian Charm was the Bridal Shop in the movie. The picture at the top of this post is the Hotel Atlantic where the Richard Gere character stayed in the movie.

One great thing about shopping in the Berlin Shops, the people who work there are so nice.  They love to talk and share stories. You just don’t get that everywhere.

After walking around Berlin for several hours we headed back to Beach Babes Happy Place.   After a very rainy day the sun came out so we were out on the deck. We technically are a wine club so we decided to take advantage of the break in the weather and have wine and cheese on the deck.  All and all a great day!