I spent the weekend in Ocean City Maryland a few weeks ago. It was a beautiful, hot weekend for September and my family and I enjoyed it with every bit of appreciation for those weekends in the Fall that feel like Summer.
Here are a few Instagram images of my favorite East Coast memories. If you have any Instagram pictures of your home or community after Hurricane Sandy tag them #hgtvcounselor inside the Instagram app or on Twitter to share your story with us.
Nobody knew that within a month, Hurricane Sandy was going to do her best to scrub away entire coastal communities from Maryland through New Jersey, and into New York.
I can’t believe the images coming out of New Jersey and New York. The devastation from the flood waters is far reaching and extensive.
The Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay had record height rising waters, with over a foot of rain in most areas. The wind and water damage to homes along the coast is adding up by the minute.
Here are a few of my favorite things about the Ocean City experience, in honor of everyone who is cleaning up and working hard to return order and utilities to those affected by this mega-storm.
I’m sure I’m biased, but nothing beats Maryland crabs in season. Very few things on this Earth taste better than Thrashers Fries on the Boardwalk… with vinegar! No ketchup in sight.
The boardwalk itself took quite a beating. I hope the landmarks of my childhood are able to rebuild.
As I understand it, this pier is pretty much gone.
My Mom will go check on our house this weekend, to see how it fared. I know it won’t be as bad as they have it in NYC and New Jersey.
Hope you and your family are safe.