We wanted to head for the beach a few days ago while my little sister was here, and instead of going the usual route to Rehoboth, we wanted a change of scenery. So we headed across the bridge to New Jersey for a nice day in the sun.
We picked Wildwoods, because they are one of the free beaches in Jersey. Apparently you have to buy "beach badges" to go to a lot of the other ones. We had a quick lunch at Marvis Diner before heading on to find the board walk. The sand was hotttt, causing us to immediately run in and find the waves. Theodore loved it, and we spent a lot of time keeping him from eating the fine grained particles.
After enough time for Brian to get thoroughly pink (he spent so much time putting sun screen on T he apparently forgot to do himself), we headed on over to see the quaint little town of Cape May. The town is fairly equivalent to Lewes in Delaware (a ferry connects the two), and is full of bed & breakfasts, beautiful homes, and lots of beautiful blooming hydrangeas in a variety of colors. We stopped by the lighthouse here.
Next, we stopped at the Cape May Winery and did a quick tasting while Erin and Theo napped in the car. I enjoyed their Isaac Smith apple wine. The vineyards and facilities were quite beautiful, and a nice end cap to the day.
On the drive back, we stopped at an ice cream stop that had truly unique flavors and mixes of ice cream. Erin enjoyed her black raspberry, while my monster cookie was slightly outdone by Brian's scoops of funfetti cake-both were delicious. It was definitely worth the stop, but I can't remember the name of the place. I guess we will just have to go back... :)