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