Friday, July 14, 2006

Vacation Photos

We had a wonderful 2 weeks at our seashore vacation. The entire Eastern Seaboard was being pummeled with rain storms and floods but the little island of Wildwood was spared and while many days were overcast - the sun was still up there and we got burned. Most days were sunny and hot though and when it was too hot to bear at the motel's pool, we would walk one block to the shore and the ocean air was always 'refreshing' and cooler. My favorite time to go was after breakfast, and spend a few hours in my sand chair reading or 'frolicking' in the waves with the grandkids.
We spent one morning in Cape May, shopping and browsing and then went to lunch at the Two Mile Landing Crab House. That has been a traditional treat for the past 15 years or so. My youngest daughter gets tired of Cape May, but she'll go just so she won't miss out at the Crab House.
The day the Casino's closed down in Atlantic City, we took a ride to Ocean City, NJ up the coast and walked the boardwalk. That was the first time we'd been there ( my kids were there last year.) While I thought the town was quaint and pretty, T. wasn't very impressed and prefers Wildwood's beach, boardwalk and prefers it's streets lined with family oriented motels, although in the past two years, many of them have been torn down and replaced with 'condotels'. He isn't happy about that. Guess he doesn't like change. After an hour or so, the kids left to head back to Wildwood, and T. & I headed for Atlantic City. We aren't big gamblers, so it really made no difference to us that the casinos were closed. The restaurants and bars were still open, so we headed to our favorite Casino, Tropicana, had lunch, walked the boardwalk and had a drink. We thought since the casinos had closed that it would be like a ghost town, but that wasn't the case. We were hoping to catch Superman Returns at the IMax theatre there, but the two shows that we could have stayed for, were sold out. The restaurants were packed and stores on the boardwalk were bustling with browsers.
The day before we were to leave for home, there was an outdoor antique show in Cape May at the Historic Cold Springs Village. I bought quite a few items for myself and for crafting with, at great prices. Next post will have those photos.

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