Monday, April 14, 2014

The weekend that was - Cape May edition

On the way to Cape May...I fell in love with you...
On The Way To Cape May by Al Alberts on Grooveshark
We try to do a long weekend in Cape May every year. It's a cool town with beautiful homes and a quaint town center at the far end of the South Jersey shore towns.
We kicked this weekend off by visiting with MFD's cousin Christen and her kids then having lunch with MFD's gram and Aunt Jean at the Lobster House in Cape May. It was nice to linger and talk. The lobster bisque was not too shabby either. We love the Lobster House, Gram, and Aunt Jean, so it was a great start to the weekend.
Saturday was amazing weather. Except I forgot sunblock, hat, beach umbrella, and razor. Me, the owner of a packing excel spreadsheet broken down by length of trip, season, and types of destinations. Not to mention sunblock comes with me everywhere, all the goddamn time. Why did I forget it? Because I decided to wing it and pack Friday morning before we left, which I never, ever do. Type A personalities should not go against their grain.

We spent most of our time on the beach, which is a great place to spend your time. I read 2.5 books, and drank coffee all goddamn day. Perfect.
I rambled into town a few times, so I got a few two mile walks in. I had a late afternoon lunch at a drugstore soda counter followed up by ice cream and some shopping. As well as covering up my embarrassing sunburn like I was trying to cover up nudity in public.
Naturally I got up both days for the sunrise because that's one of my favorite things to do. MFD got up on Saturday but wanted his beauty sleep on Sunday. I could show you 478 photos of sunrises but I'll settle for these six.
The shore is my happy place, I'd rather go here than anywhere else in the world. I want to live here, like soon, which means MFD has to sell a lot of houses and I have to write a book and beg you all to buy it and ask your friends to buy it too. I love the shore all the time, but I especially love it when the towns are empty and it feels like I'm one of the only people there.
Sunday morning we packed up and MFD went to Mass at Star of the Sea while I sat outside on Washington Mall, drank coffee and read magazines. Now there's my heaven.

We collected Gram and drove home the back way, which always makes me think of the line My machine she's a dud all stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey from Rosalita by Bruce.

Food shopping, food prep (stuffed shells for dinner, egg salad for breakfasts, baked chicken topped with greens for lunches, fruits and veggies for snacks), dog snuggling, and VEEP watching took up the afternoon.
Mad Men returns. I love that ridiculous conflicted lunatic Don Draper, but I love Roger Sterling and Joan even more. I couldn't stay up to watch so I'm on it tonight.
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On Mondays I'm doing a picture thing with Kelli at She Crab Soup. If you'd like to participate, here are the prompts. This is my photo for the prompt person.
This is my first five day work week in two weeks...and I'm already looking forward to my first weekend home in two weeks. Whoops. Holler at me, Monday.

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36 comments:

  1. So glad it was relaxing. The sunrises are amazing. I could serious live on the beach, we need to find a way to make it happen. It really is the perfect way to live.

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  2. Those sunrises are spectacular! Nature at her finest. There's something so soothing and rejuvenating about the sea...breathtaking. So glad you had a great weekend! One Monday closer to summer. Cheers!

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  3. i LOVE that last pic of MFD on the beach; those are my favorite types of photographs - people walking along the beach.

    i'm glad it was relaxing! spending a weekend at the shore sounds divine; wish we had something like that that wasn't 10hrs away!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  4. Oh the shore looks gorgeous! Glad you had a great weekend!

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  5. Did you read that Mad Men is only SEVEN episodes for this last season? That sent me farther into Sunday night depression.

    Anyway, Cape May is gorgeous. I could do with a beach trip.

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  6. Looks like a wonderful time. I'm heading there Wednesday! Can't wait - I may drop my bags in the room and RUN to the beach and sit until I have to run back to the room because I need to pee.

    Lisa .... dam

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  7. Cape May is my very favorite place in the world. And I too have about 9,000,000 pics of the sun... mostly sunSETs, because I don't seem to be able to get my ass in gear in time for the rise.

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  8. Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Im hoping to get some beach therapy pretty soon!

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  9. That sounds like a great weekend away with a perfect amount of doing stuff mixed with "you" time. Good luck on your shore living dream - you already have a built-in market for your book so get to writing! :)

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  10. Those pictures are all gorgeous... and the character in those homes?! Oh my goodness, just breathtaking! I'm sure that makes me sound like a 90-year old lady but I just love looking at different buildings and those ones are gorgeous!

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  11. i don't blame you for taking all of those awesome sun pictures! I LOVE stuffed shells!!

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  12. Gorgeous and nice Gram time! I want to pick my house, pool, and plop it on the beach in Strathmere. I hate the traffic to the shore. I want to just live there. Content with the saltwater pool I can enjoy from May til beginning of October- even if it is just looking at it. Lovely pictures. Creatively visualizing visiting you at your home on the beach! #Goddessspeed
    Love your Momma

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  13. Gorgeous pictures! I've never had lobster bisque before. I might have to figure out a way to try it.

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  14. Those sunrise pictures are just gorgeous!!! I really really REALLY need a beach trip soon!

    I haven't had stuffed shells in FOREVER! They look delicious!

    I am sure the dogs are glad to have their people home! Hope you had a great week!

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  15. I love every single one of those pictures. This makes me soooo excited. Also, I would totally buy your book so keep me posted.

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  16. Great pictures! The jersey shore is my happy place too - probably Kohr's has a lot to do with that

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  17. I have never actually been to the Jersey shore. I think it's because Erie is so damn far from that side of PA and NJ. The weekend looks glorious; I love going to super touristy places in the off season. So much better.

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  18. I love all your pictures, I feel like I just took a visit to another beach! I've always wanted one of those big gorgeous Victorian houses!

    I love you people picture, who doesn't love a picture which includes the ocean? :)

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  19. What a fun weekend! Those houses are amazing.

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  20. I was Instagram stalking you/jealous of you all weekend. Glad it was a blast!

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  21. I want to go to that drugstore and have lunch. I love nostalgic places like that! Although, I'm not sure I can cheat on the Delaware beaches with Cape May.

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  22. beach time is always a good time. looks like a blast!

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  23. Wow...beautiful pictures! Glad you had a relaxing weekend. Looks like a great time!

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  24. Living on the beach is one of my dreams/goals/whatevers. I am happiest when I am on the beach, by far. Those sunrises are absolutely beautiful. Great shots.

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  25. This place looks like it can't even be real it's so perfect!! I have not ever been that far up in the US and REALLY want to make it happen one day....glad you guys had a nice time and hope your sunburn is better!! :(

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  26. Such a gorgeous weekend to be at the shore. I feel bad for people who have never been there or who base their opinions on the shore after the stupid Jersey Shore show. Best place on earth.

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  27. I'm seriously so jealous of your weekend! It looks perfect.

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  28. Wow. Those sunrises are perfect.

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  29. Gorgeous weekend!!! I am the same way I'll take like a million sunset pictures I can't help it....it's just so beautiful right?

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  30. What a fun, fun weekend! I would love to get a weekend away to the shore like that. Unfortunately it's a bit too long of a drive from Missouri! I will totally buy your book...

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  31. LOVE your photo prompt picture!!!!!!!! go on with your bad self!
    Those houses are dreamy. You would love the houses in my hometown... they remind me of those. Some of them were actually a part of the underground railroad, so it's really cool!

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  32. Your weekend sounds amazing! I need to get to a beach for some quality reading time and sunshine STAT.

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  33. I want to go there now. The fun house colors, the ice cream, drug store counter, beach, and the sunrise. Whew! So glad it was so relaxing, but no bueno on the no sunscreen. UGH! How frustrating!

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  34. Will always pick the New Jersey Shore as my place to go. It is my memories and my memories to make place. I prefer Ocean City all day long but without the crowds so May, early June then September, October. Fabulous pictures.

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  35. Pure bliss! Just reading this made me happy :)))

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