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A Rainy Day in Cape May

Cape May, NJ

Today, we set off for a drive to Cape May which is about 30 minutes from Wildwood. It rained off and on all day but that didn't dampen our spirits.

Eric is a self-confessed airplane geek, so our first stop was at the Aviation Museum at the Cape May Airport.

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Eric sets up flight training for pilots in his job so he was thrilled to see an old flight simulator.

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Afterwards, we wanted to eat a little snack before going to the Cape May Winery so we googled the nearest non-chain restaurant and were directed to Historic Cold Springs Village.

This is an open-air living museum that gives a glimpse into life in the 1800s. There are restored historic buildings throughout the property with guides in period clothing who demonstrate the trades, crafts and lifestyles of early America.

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There is a restaurant on-site but there is also a great little bakery on the grounds. Since we didn't want a full meal, we walked the grounds to get to the bakery and split a sandwich and freshly baked apple turnover. Both were delish.

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These chickens looked cute from afar but soon started stalking us for our food.

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Now it was time to head on to the Cape May Winery.

The grounds looked really nice but since it was raining off and on, I didn't get a chance to walk around as much as I would have wanted. We participated in the wine tasting and it was a nice diversion for a rainy afternoon.

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Later, we drove to the Cape May Lighthouse. The observation deck at the top was open, so for a small fee, we ventured up the 199 steps. There are small platforms along the way so we could catch our breath and let others pass who were coming down. Once at the top, we were treated to 360 degree views of Cape May Point.

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Before heading back to Wildwood, we stopped for a bit in the town of Cape May. Billed as America's first seaside resort, there were lots of beautifully restored Victorian homes. It was so quaint and romantic. I wouldn't mind returning for a longer stay at one of the cozy little B&Bs.

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Posted by tammy_b 14:00 Archived in USA Tagged lighthouse airplanes cape_may victorian_homes aviation_museum seaside_resort

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