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Cape May County

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  • Day12

    Cool Wheels dude!

    July 18 in the United States

    This morning after breakfast, Andrew and I went for a walk to the Harrison. In the garage at the back, he has parked his '55 MG which he restored himself. We took it for a spin in town and along the waterfront. The car was fabulous to ride in and many heads turned. Upon returning to the Ashley Rose, he took each child for a ride around the block. He is officially Cool Uncle Andrew!

    Then we drove (in the regular cars) to Beach Plum Farm which was a short drive out of town. It is a small farm specialising in Beach Plums, herbs and eggs. We walked around and fed the chickens and looked at the pigs. This farm provides ingredients for the restaurants at Congress Hall in town. It was beautifully set up and quite nice to visit. Andrew thinks I could create my own version in my back yard. Build it and they will come!

    On our way back into town, Andrew let me have a go at driving the Tesla. It was quite a different experience. Although the pedals are in the same place, the gear lever was on the steering column. Also, when you take your foot off the accelerator, it immediately applies the brake. That was a little disconcerting. Then Andrew showed me how to use auto pilot. I took my foot off the accelerator and my hands off the wheel and the car drove itself! That was really freaky! It was hard to do and quite nerve racking even though I realised that the car was better at driving than I was. The display on the dash shows you where you are in the lane so it was a bit easier for me to stay in the middle once I got used to it. Driving the Tesla was fun. It is the future of driving.

    Back in town we visited and arts and crafts market and then had a lovely lunch.
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  • Day12

    Cape May Treasure Hunt,

    July 18 in the United States

    They say there is no rest for the wicked - there is even less rest for the busy innkeeper. While Andrew and Kelly attended to business matters, I took the 4 children on the Cape May Family Treasure Hunt. Organised by the Mid-Atlantic Centre for the Arts and Humanities, this was designed to make the architecture and sights of Cape May interesting for small people. We picked up a map with the clues from the Information Centre and began walking around the town looking for answers eg What is pictured on the painted mural across from the park in Decatur Street? or What colour are the doors on the church down Decatur Street etc.

    The kids took turns reading the directions and the questions and we all trooped around the streets looking for architectural features. It was a lot of fun and we learnt about cupolas, turrets, acroterian, mansard roofs and hitching posts. We took a photo at every stop for posterity.

    In the end we went to Ben and Jerry's to get the treasure!
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  • Day11

    Habachi!

    July 17 in the United States

    Just after my last post, the heavens opened and we had lightening and thunder and very heavy rain. Despite this, we chose to drive to a Japanese restaurant for dinner Habachi style.

    Habachi is a theatrical cooking style. We sat in a square around the chef who cooked in front of us and threw food at us. We had to catch it with our mouths. It was all in good fun and we had a lot of laughs. The food was great and plentiful. I really enjoyed my meal. I sat next to Pat and we got on like a house on fire (her accent reminds me of Franny the Nanny's mother).
    By the time we finished eating the worst of the storm was over.

    Back home, Andrew and I sat on the porch and chatted for a bit.
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  • Day12

    The last hurrah!

    July 18 in the United States

    Tonight is our final night with Andrew and the family and we decided to go out in style. We drove to Wildwood (that is what the town is actually called) to visit a good old fashioned American boardwalk. The boardwalk runs parallel to the sea and is a huge wooden structure that you walk along. There are shops on the road side of the boardwalk selling all kinds of junk food and trashy souvenirs. There are also 3 piers which have amusement rides on them.

    We went to Pier One first and tried many of the rides. There were wild roller coasters and tamer rides for the smaller children (and me). We went on the log ride first. I can confirm that Andrew squeals like a little girl on the scary parts of the ride! We got wet but it didn't matter because it was so hot. The kids went on roller coasters while I held their phones!

    The beach is in between the piers. It is 750m from the road to the beach along a long flat stretch of sand. At high tide, it is only a few metres to the beach.

    Once we had tired of Pier One we moved to Pier Two. We timed things just right and came across a brightly coloured marching band. Poppy followed them doing cartwheels and front and back walkovers!

    On Pier Two Andrew insisted on taking me up the Ferris Wheel - it was one of the biggest Ferris Wheels I have ever seen and it was a bit nerve racking. It was also a spectacular view.

    The kids went on heaps of rollercoasters and other thrill rides while I watched from a safe distance. At 9pm we insisted on feeding them and walked back to the boardwalk to find a place selling something that resembled food. The"restaurant" we found was next to the paintball place. At the paintball, you could shoot a live human target! They had guys dressed in a ton of padding with helmets on dancing around the zone and you were encouraged to shoot them with paintballs. Only in America!

    After dinner the older members of our party returned home while Andrew and I stayed on with the 4 children and supervised them on the rides. More outrageous rollercoasters and a few tamer rides as well. By 11pm we had had enough and decided to come home.

    On the way out we passed 'The Guesser". For $5 a lady would guess either your age (to within 2 years), your weight (to within 3 pounds) or your birthday (to within 2 months). If she guessed wrong, you got a prize. She did not guess Poppy's birthday (she picked August instead of April) nor Oliver or Eva's weights and she guessed Mercina was 13 years old (how rude)! They each came away with a prize - which was worth less than the $5 we paid. Each child was happy to have a memento of their time at Wildwood Boardwalk.

    So now our trip is almost at an end. Tomorrow we begin the long journey home. It will take us 2 hours to drive to Philadelphia, 3.5 hours to fly to Houston, 15 hours to fly to Auckland, 1 hour to fly to Wellington and 1.5 hours to drive to Levin plus all the waiting in between!
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  • Day9

    Cape May

    July 15 in the United States

    This morning we packed up to move to Andrew and Kelly's Inn in Cape May itself. They have just bought another property and it happens to be empty this week so we have the place to ourselves. The Ashley Rose is a 7 bedroom Victorian mansion which has been converted to a bed and breakfast. The rooms are old fashioned and quite luxurious. We each have our own room. Mine has a king sized poster bed and a lovely little bathroom.

    Andrew and Kelly showed us around their other inns - The Casablanca and The Harrison. These are Victorian houses which have been converted. The rooms are stunning. Each room is different from the rest.

    After lunch we went to an historic village. We learnt about basket weaving, pottery, blacksmithing etc. They had a falconer there and he showed us his birds. He had a gorgeous baby owl which was soft to pat. We had a lovely time and we learnt a bit. They also had very nice ice cream!

    In the afternoon, Andrew, Eva, Mercina and I went to the light house. 180 steps to the top. A great view. I learnt quite a bit about the area. The hardest part about walking up 180 steps is getting back down!

    We went for a walk along the beach and I finally dipped my toes in the Atlantic Ocean!

    Back at the house now for a rest before the evening's entertainment

    Photo one is the view from the tower
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  • Day16

    2 Tage in Ocean City

    August 9, 2017 in the United States

    Die letzten zwei Tage haben wir in Ocean City am Strand verbracht. Baden, Wellenreiten mit dem Boogiboard und in der Sonne liegen. Großartig entspannend. Dazu gab es wieder jede Menge leckeres Essen. Vor allem die unterschiedlichen Desserts haben es Konrad sehr angetan - Funnel Cake, Whip Dole und Fudge. Abends haben wir Arcade Games gespielt, Konrad und Deb spielten Terminator, Miles und ich Air Hockey und am Ende spielten wir alle Skeeball (ein typisch amerikanisches Spiel) bis unsere 10 Cent-Münzen alle waren.Read more

  • Day22

    A well deserved day off!

    October 22, 2017 in the United States

    We went to bed at 8pm last night and got up around 8am. Did some maintenance in the morning then headed to Wildwood in our dinghy. Had a picnic of pretzel and ice cream on the beach, played in the waves and saw some dolphins 😊🤗

You might also know this place by the following names:

Cape May County, مقاطعة كيب مي, Кейп Мей, কেইপ মে কাউন্টি, Condado de Cape May, Cape May konderria, شهرستان کیپ می، نیوجرسی, Comté de Cape May, Cape May megye, Քեյպ Մեյ շրջան, Contea di Cape May, ケープメイ郡, Cape May Kūn, Hrabstwo Cape May, کیپ مے کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Cape May, Кейп-Мей, Округ Кејп Меј, کیپ مئے کاؤنٹی، نیو جرسی, Quận Cape May, Condado han Cape May, 開普梅縣

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