4.13.2012

Cape May Charm

Brian and I had the most wonderful romantic getaway earlier this week, and I still find myself smiling just thinking about it. From the moment we arrived at Exit 0 Monday afternoon, Cape May, NJ won me over with its charm. Its streets are lined with historic Victorian homes and bed and breakfasts, decorated with cookie cutter arched porches and intricately painted details. We stayed at The Mason Cottage and loved everything about it. We enjoyed afternoon tea and freshly baked cookies in the parlor while chatting with other guests. For breakfast, we dined on fresh fruits and the most delicious egg bake as sun poured in through the lace-covered full length windows in the dining room. We felt worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city as we relaxed on the front porch in wooden rocking chairs and loved everything the Decatur room had to offer. 
After getting acquainted with the beach and shopping areas on foot Monday afternoon and evening, we branched out on bicycles on Tuesday to explore more of Cape May. After stopping to watch swans and hawks in the Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, we continued down Sunset Boulevard towards Sunset Beach. We arrived just in time to watched a pod of dolphins hunt fish right off the rocky shore, hopping in and out of the water every few minutes in pursuit of their next catch. After reading about and seeing the sunken concrete ship off the beach, we biked to the Cape May Lighthouse and climbed to the top of the tower. For lunch, we biked back through town and to the Cape May Harbor where we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at The Lobster House. After letting our food settle, we hopped back on our bikes and toured a few more neighborhoods before returning our bikes for the day. 
I really liked biking. 
We concluded our time in Cape May exactly as I hoped we would- holding hands, sitting on a bench, sharing a cup of frozen custard, and laughing. It was the perfect way to end our little getaway down the shore. 

7 comments :

  1. Oh i just love Cape May! One of my favorite vacation spots!

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  2. That looks gorgeous! Love all the Victorian homes!

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  3. that's so great that you guys did this, so so good for the soul--what a charming town is RIGHT!!!

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  4. Wow what a beautiful place to stay! It looks like gingerbread!

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  5. This looks like an incredible getaway, I would love to go there sometime :) The pic of you on the bike is my favorite!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  6. Aw that so beautiful! Sounds like a perfect little getaway!

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  7. What a beautiful place! Definitely looks straight out of a movie. Definitely the perfect spot for a romantic getaway!

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