Monday, April 09, 2012

Easter in Cape May

When I checked with Sherry to see if they were able to spend Easter with us, she said that they were going to be with her husband's family. His sister's adorable baby was being baptized. With my sister being out of town and the boys not planning to come up, we were on our own.

"Let's go to Cape May!" said Joe when I told him. I didn't argue.

We phoned The Mainstay and decided to stay in a room we've never used before, The Windsor Room, on the first floor of the cottage. I hadn't realized before that it had William Morris wallpaper.

I felt right at home.
We spent much of the weekend on the porch, either rocking or lounging on that wonderful swing. We read, we played games, we napped.

On Saturday we walked down the beach for many blocks, eventually arriving at a friend's house. She was outside looking for the Easter Bunny. I told her she was too early. She had been down for a few days and was getting ready to head back to Philadelphia. So we walked on

Later I roused myself from the porch and went shopping. Cheeks at the Beach has clothes that I love, and I spent more than I'd intended. And then went back again for one more thing.
We had some wonderful meals including two lovely breakfasts at the inn. Friday night we were fortunate to get a reservation at Louisa's and enjoyed a wonderful meal and chatted with some delightful folks.

Saturday we didn't want much for lunch, so we stopped at The Ugly Mug for some nachos. That night we went out to The Black Duck where Joe enjoyed a beautiful salmon preparation and I opted for the duck, pictured here. It was another wonderful meal.

I finished embroidering the second of a pair of bibs for "Cinco," grandbaby number five, expected within the month, won and lost some Scrabble games, and began reading Joe Blair's book, By The Iowa Sea, which is just wonderful.


And here are some photos of my favorite subject:




10 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Lovely sea, lovely roof lines and a handsome mate to play with--happy Easter, Nancy.

Janet O. said...

Oh, this looks like a heavenly vacation. Truly refreshing and restorative. Family time is wonderful, but quiet time is good in its own way!

Carol said...

Looks like a perfect weekend get away. Such a peaceful and relaxing. I don't even know where Cape May is. Will have to look it up.

Carol said...

***such a peaceful and relaxing place to stay.

Bobbi said...

What a wonderful getaway! Had a great meal earlier this year at The Ugly Mug. You will have to disclose some info about the B&B, sounds and looks delightful!

Bobbi said...

What a wonderful getaway! Had a great meal earlier this year at The Ugly Mug. You will have to disclose some info about the B&B, sounds and looks delightful!

quiltmom said...

It looks like a great spot Nancy. It sounds like a restful place with lots of beautiful things to see and do there. Thanks for sharing your journey.. Hope that you have come back rested and relaxed.
Regards,
Anna

Ray said...

Sounds like a wonderful and relaxing get-away!! Good for you!

Jean Burke said...

I took my daughters down there for the day on Friday - we may have walked right past each other at some point! We had a nice lunch at the Cape May Fish Market on the mall. Lovely weekend....piece.

Pat said...

A most excellent way to spend an Easter weekend! Did Joe call ahead & have them paper that room especially for you?