Cape May

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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!
alisarassin says:
I'm planing to go to Cape May at the end of the month, I hope that the beaches will stay deserted :)
Me and my boyfriend will be staying in one of the Bed&Breakfest places :)
Posted on: Jul 06, 2009
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Cape May lighthouse.
Cape May lighthouse.
One of the many Victorian bed & br…
One of the many Victorian bed & b…
A Union Jack!
A Union Jack!
Main shopping district.
Main shopping district.
Huge church right in the middle of…
Huge church right in the middle o…
Looking back toward the dunes.
Looking back toward the dunes.
Cape May
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