Thursday, August 22, 2013

in the past 30 days: beach trip

Oh, this is the hardest one to sum up. Two weeks ago we spent a weekend with my parents in Wildwood and Cape May, NJ. There is no doubt that the beach is my "happy place" in life. Even in the midst of lots of activity (and there was lots of activity), just being at the beach brings me so much happiness.

Friday, we had our traditional arrival lunch at the Beach House restaurant in Cape May before heading to our hotel in Wildwood and out to the beach for the afternoon. It is so much fun that the kids are both old enough to boogie board and enjoy being out in the waves. That evening we had a terrific late afternoon storm, which resulted in hubby and I wading through calf-high water to get to our car as we headed out to a delicious lobster dinner date while the kids hung out with their grandparents, eating pizza, walking the boardwalk, and playing cards.

 We had an amazing lightning show out to see on Friday night that we watched from our balcony:

Saturday was pure and simply a beach day. We went out before breakfast, after breakfast until lunch, and after lunch until late afternoon. Glorious! After dinner, we took everyone miniature golfing (the kids first time!) and for ice cream.

Sunday we got some brief beach time in after breakfast, before we had to check out of the hotel. Then we headed to Cape May, to play skee-ball and other arcade games, have some pizza on the boardwalk, and say goodbye...except after we left my parents, the four of us decided to drive down to the Cape May Lighthouse, climb the 180 steps to the top, and enjoy the view, and then the nature centers at the base. It was a fun way to wrap up a really wonderful weekend.

You can see all the way to Wildwood from the lighthouse!

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