We are FINALLY and OFFICIALLY underway! Leaving home looked like this…
There was fog. It rained. The Baltimore Harbor was full of debris…But we were happier than a seagull with a french fry!
First Stop: CAPE MAY, NJ
I’ve been thinking about Cape May since our brief visit last October right after Tom proposed. It seemed incredibly romantic then. But I couldn’t help but to suspect that maybe I was seeing things through rose colored glasses.
Wellll guess what? It is just as cute and quaint as I remembered and it completely stole my heart again.
We rode our bikes; we chased the sunset down to Cape May Lighthouse; we had chocolate.
Those bits of strawberries! and the “basil sugar”. I’d eat it even if it didn’t taste good…but it did!
And then, Tom twisted my arm. He said we “had” to go to the Boardwalk. Wildwoods Boardwalk. I had never been. T-shirt peddlers and hotdog stands is what I thought I was signing up for. Buuut Tom seemed enthused, and pretty persistent.
I have to admit, I had so much fun and I was in awe! The squeals and laughter from children on the rides; the smell of the funnel cakes & cotton candy; the anticipation and desire of that stuffed animal at the coin toss game; the pizza (yes, we had two slices) and the sheer happiness that swirled around us all evening could be summed up like this: The Boardwalk is to children as Vegas is to adults.
TODAY we are under cloudy skies in Atlantic City, currently hibernating at Starbucks. 4 grande pike place coffees deep…and mooching as much free wi-fi as we possibly can.
…thinking we will *probably* make our way to the craps table in short order. 😉
NEXT STOP: NEW YORK.