Yesterday we headed over to Rehoboth Beach, to the Convention Center for the Annual Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival. We've managed to miss it the last couple years and I really wanted to see what all the buzz was about. The judging took place around 9 and the doors opened at 11:30, which was when we arrived. We were totally astounded to see the line that started at the convention center and wrapped around the block, past the Fire Station on Rehoboth Avenue - and continued to swell.
We moved pretty fast though and before we knew it we were knee deep in chocolate (figuratively speaking) and people! Chocolate Lovers to be exact! It was one crowded, crazy place! They had "professionals" and "amateurs" and for $2 each, you were permitted to look at everything - if you wanted to taste, tickets were 50 cents a taste. Believe me, it didn't take long to get chocolate overload and we ended up bringing home a little plate of goodies that we finished off today.
Here's a little "sampling" of what we saw. Don't know if we ever need to go back again, but it was worth the experience.
Pirate's Treasure - one of the winners
(or maybe the top winner? - if you know, please let me know)
One of the Winners
The lines stretched around the block!
Clowns entertained outside
Money Man - raking in the "dough"
Great Chicken Mole from Hobo's Restaurant
The crowd! (believe me it was worse than it looks!)
After all that craziness we took a walk on the beach. One of the reasons we love living here! The beach suffered quite a lot of damage from the recent storms. They've got a lot of work to do to get it in shape for the summer. And they're still working on replacing worn out boards on the boardwalk. But I'm sure by the time the season starts everything will be "ship shape." But we didn't care, it's always so relaxing and peaceful to just BE at the beach.