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Jun 2, 2018 - Cape May, New Jersey

Our summer travels began with 3 days in Cape May, New Jersey, home of the one and only US Coast Guard Training Center. It was a long and difficult boot camp, but Lowell overcame his many challenges and is set to begin his assignment on the 270' cutter, Northland. We're so proud of this guy! Cape May is an interesting and beautiful little community. We hope to return someday to take in more of its history and architecture.

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Nov 3, 2014 - Cape May N J - Our Home Town

So many memories here ... we loved so many things about Cape May but it was very limiting in some ways. In retrospect Our Lord knew we needed to move on and may not have if things hadn't happened like they did. Cape May is an island. They dug a canal across from west to east so the Coast Guard could access the Delaware Bay easier. It is a beautiful area but winters can be cold and damp! It was a treat to show Daryl around the places we lived, worked, sat on the beach ... etc. He did meet a few family members and friends ... and has an idea...

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Oct 20, 2014 - Cape May, NJ

Hello Everyone, Today we drove from PA due east into New Jersey to stay at a very secluded area called Cape May. Cape May is as far south in New Jersey that you can travel, and sits right on the Atlantic Ocean. WOW, was Cape May a nice place to visit! The campground was beautiful (Seashore Resorts) and it was a quick 5 mile scooter ride to the ocean beaches and lots of downtown sightseeing! Downtown consisted of many novelty shops with varying restaurants and bars. It was nicely blocked off from traffic allowing easy walking around. While...

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Jun 23, 2014 - 35th Anniversary

We celebrated 35 years of marriage with at the Marquis deLafayette in Cape May. Beautiful weather both days. We stayed on the fifth floor with a grand view of the Atlantic Ocean. Strolled the Prominade and Washing St Mall. Enjoyed a bottle of French Champagne "JPN" in the room then walked to 410 Bank Street for a meal of Salmon and Scallops with a bottle of Bouressa Chardoney, buttery with a light citrus finish. We enjoyed an early, quiet seating and stopped in the park watching the band prep for that evenings concert.

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Jul 11, 2013 - Rain, Rain Go Away

What do you do on a rainy day? Especially when it is your birthday! It's going to rain all day and so we were faced with the challenge of finding things to do on my birthday. First, I went to a beauty shop and had my haircut which is always a morale booster. Then we went on a 45 minute tour showing aspects of Cape May as a fishing port. It was interesting. We saw some vessels at the docks and a gigantic ice making machine that can produce 12,000 pounds of ice in a 12 hour period. Huge loads of ice are carried on fishing vessels. They go...

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RV Trip North 2013

Jul 10, 2013 - A Walk on the Boardwalk

Ah, to be young again! We took a walk on a classic New Jersey boardwalk today in Wildwoods, New Jersey which is just north of Cape May. We parked the car in a lot for $5.00 and headed to the boardwalk. It was a step back in time. The Boardwalk reminded me of Riverview, a classic amusement park on the north side of Chicago, no longer there, which was hallowed ground for all children growing up in Chicago in the Fifties. Only this amusement park was spread out on a large wooden boardwalk that seemed to go for miles along the beach. You can...

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RV Trip North 2013

Jul 9, 2013 - Cape May, NJ

The morning after the big event in Gettysburg, my brother headed northwest to the Chicago area while we headed east and a bit south again back to Maryland near the border with Delaware and Pennsyvania. We took a scenic route though no matter what way we chose, there was no fast and easy road to travel on. And so we went through many, many small towns and through miles of lush farmland. At one point when we were on a state highway outside of York, PA that looked like a squiggly road on the map because it was, we thought we were going to...

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RV Trip North 2013

Jun 18, 2013 - C & D Canal and Cape May

C & D Canal and on to Cape May From Baltimore we headed north on the Chesapeake and took the C & D Canal through to the Delaware River. This canal was first proposed in 1661. It was finally opened in 1829 with four locks and six mule teams to pull boats through. This canal was why Baltimore had so many immigrants as it took 300 nautical miles off the trip between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Now it has no locks. It is 12 nautical miles long. When we started the canal it was overcast skies but clear. Then the rain came down and visibility...

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May 11, 2013 - And Too Refined!

Another adventure awaited us as we left Delaware to drive to New Jersey. We had 2 options – to either drive from Rehoboth Beach the length of Delaware and then south again through New Jersey to Cape May which was our next stop, or taking the ferry across which takes about 90 minutes. Naturally, we wanted to take the ferry, but at $81 for the motorhome, the car, and the 2 of us that seemed a little hefty. So Buzz sat down and figured the mileage, and the tolls, if we drove around instead and luckily the ferry won. So we made the reservation...

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Oct 17, 2011 - Cape May

Theresa made arrangements for the three of us to spend the day in Cape May, N.J. We had a wonderful time! The weather was a bit iffy as we boarded the 9:15 ferry but it turned out to be a spectacularly sunny, warm day. We asked to be met by Art's taxi when we arrived at the Cape since the shuttle service stopped yesterday. Bill, our driver, was kind enough to detour on his way to town so we could get to see the lighthouse. We didn't have the time or the desire to climb the 199 steps to the top to get the view of the Delaware Bay meeting the...

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Jul 10, 2011 - Cape May Days

From the delightful anchorage on the Bohemia River we rushed to get moving at daybreak on Sunday. The reason for the haste was to catch the cusp of the tide at Reedy Point on the Delaware side of the C & D canal. As the Chesapeake narrowed, the flood carried us most of the way through to the other side and then we caught a nice ebb for most of the trip down the Delaware Bay. The canal has changed little since our introductory foray north in 2004; it is full of lush growth and wildlife. On that occasion we stayed at Schaeffers in Chesapeake...

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Jun 30, 2011 - Down the Shore

Down the Shore After much research by Nancy, we loaded up the Rocketeer and headed for Cape May, New Jersey. We had only been back from our DC caper a full day. The town is very old, and the masses have been coming here to beat the heat and humidity of the cities for well over a hundred years. Unlike some of the beach communities just to the north that have gone for the ‘beach and roller coaster’ crowd, Cape May stayed true to its roots. The downtown area and the beach area are both home to 4, 5, and even 6 stories, heavily detailed,...

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