2017 Fourth of July weekend was all sun and fun down at the Ocean City beach house.

The guys joined throngs of vacationers looking to celebrate summer and America’s independence.   Within an hour of pulling up to the house we were on the beach and in the waves (some handled the chill of the ocean better than others).  The afternoon was filled with a fierce bocce battle and an epic game of Risk.

After the beach Triston, Parker and Matthew headed over to the basketball courts to size up the local competition.  The courts, located just around the corner from the house, are a magnate for locals and vacationers who want to join a pick up game.  Full court games run all evening and the Manor of Hope crew took full advantage.

Meanwhile John, Max and Steve selected the mini golf course as their battleground where Max won the day.  All of this was followed by a feast of Chinese food and some down time relaxing in the beach house.

On the Fourth of July the group headed up to Atlantic City to expand their NA support community and attend a meeting.  After, they strolled the AC boardwalk and enjoyed lunch overlooking the ocean.  Back in Ocean City it was a time for a bit more beach, basketball and tennis before heading down to the fireworks.  The atmosphere was abuzz leading up to the show.  The fireworks impressed all who gathered there.  It had been a great day and no one even complained while sitting in the Shore’s famous, after fireworks traffic.

On the fifth the entire group headed to the marina for a chartered fishing excursion. Captain Craig of Fish Tales Charter was the guide and we spent four hours on the bay fishing for flounder.  Though everyone did manage to catch something it was Steve who carried the day. His 23 inch flounder passed the legal limit to take home.  After docking Captain Craig demonstrated the proper way to clean the fish.  Back at the house Steve applied his culinary skills, preparing a meal of the freshly caught flounder.  It was definitely a highlight for many.

The four day, three night trip was truly a memorable one for all.