Cape May lighthouse.
Cape May, at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, is one of the most popular weekend getaway. It was easy to get to, though as we neared, it seemed there was one way in and one way out. Fortunately, we went early in the day. As we left Friday late afternoon, inbound traffic was backing up.
First stop was the lighthouse and the beach. My knees were acting up and I didn't think climbing the lighthouse steps would be the best therapy. The kids used this as an excuse to also back out. Wimps! The beach was sandy and clean, but deserted! Maybe the water is truly polluted off the Jersey shore??? There were several boats on whale watching tours. No whales, but several dolphins!
Back in town, we were faced with a dilemma.
One of the many Victorian bed & breakfasts.
The kids wanted to shop and my wife wants to see all the Victorian homes turned into bed & breakfasts. The kids won out and went shopping for souvenirs. I convinced by wife they would be OK if they stayed together, so we strolled along some of the streets, taking pictures of the homes. Very lovely. I liked the colorful exteriors. She insisted I include several pictures of the houses, so I hope I haven't overkilled you with photos. There were 3 or 4 main streets of wall to wall Victorian homes, most within 2 or 3 blocks of the beach.
Cape May was a nice break from the historical parks, but tomorrow is another day!