Thursday, September 04, 2008

Beach Trip Highlights Part I

We stayed at the Aloha Oceanfront Motel right across the street from the beach in Wildwood, NJ. It was lovely. Our motel was a suite with kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and pull out couch. All the rooms looked out to the ocean and had chairs to sit in while hanging out on the balcony.

Wildwood has a huge boardwalk with a waterpark, theme park rollercoasters, kiddie rides, carnival food, and adrenaline games. We let the kids pick two rides each to go on. It was fun to see their faces. Isaac picked out a fun racetrack ride that was a short track but whipped around the corners really fast. Here are the pictures from that:

We also went to Cape May which is about 15ish miles south of Wildwood. Cape May is on the very tip of New Jersey and we went up a lighthouse to see the view. We could see across to Delaware from the lighthouse. It is about 6 stories high and to go up you have to climb up a very narrow spiral staircase. Not so easy holding a 25 lb. baby who squirms. I had a death grip on him going up and coming down. Going down especially. Graham wanted to grab the banister and the part of the stairs going down was very narrow and you had to pass by people going up at the same time. I felt like I couldn't see where I was going very well. I was so sore the next few days holding on to him so tight! Jon was offering to hold him but there was no way I was going to let the one armed guy hold the baby going down those stairs! The boys did great and took their time. I was glad when we got all the way down in one piece.
The lighthouse.

I'm smiling but really I am a little nervous about being so high up and standing on a small passageway around the lighthouse.

Going up.

Holding the squirmy bug.

It is hard to see from this picture but that big cement thing on the beach in an old army bunker from WWII used to blast any German subs and boats that tried to land. The government came later and took all the guns but left the cement structures. We didn't go down there to look at it but I thought it might have been fun to climb on.

You can't tell from this picture but across the sea is Delaware. Pretty cool.

Cape May is gorgeous with lots of beautiful homes and shops. It felt very touristy and I was glad we stayed in Wildwood but went and visited.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh, it sounds and looks like you had an amazing trip! Jon's face in the second picture is hilarious!

The lighthouse story would have had me nervous too; I'm a deathgrip momma as well.