Road Trip to Wildwood

We haven’t been to Wildwood or Cape May in 9 years, so we thought driving down for an impromptu weekend over Labor Day weekend. We didn’t have any plans for the weekend — absolutely none. First there was idle chit chat, then more serious discussion, then once we found out Namita’s old high school friend  would be staying in Cape May for the week of Labor Day, we finalized. For fun, we decided to stay at the exact same bed and breakfast from 9 years ago, when we had celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary in 2007. Turns out, The Sea Gypsy bed and breakfast is still going strong after all these years.

On a late Friday night after work, we hit the Garden State Parkway. For no reason in particular, the traffic was surprisingly light on a late Friday night, even with Labor Day weekend. We arrived at The Sea Gypsy around 10 pm, with a brief stop at a Burger King along the way. How brief? We picked up dinner and ate in the car while driving. We had wanted to arrive early to watch the Wildwood fireworks display, but we were lucky enough to at least catch the fireworks from the road as we entered the city limits.

This time at the inn, we went “inn” (haha) for the 2 bedroom “Rudyard Kipling” suite. If you ever decide to try Wildwood, we would definitely recommend this place — good food, nice rooms, WIFI, walking distance to the beach, etc.

Namita & I relaxing on the veranda at The Sea Gypsy in September 2007

9 years later, relaxing on the veranda at The Sea Gypsy

9 years later, relaxing on the veranda at The Sea Gypsy in September 2016

Saturday and Sunday were very basic days. We spent our entire Saturday at the beach, and a late lunch at a Stewart’s right on the Boardwalk. In the evening, I walked the kids over to the piers for a slice of pizza, and a few rides at one of the amusement parks. It was insanely expensive, so we limited the kids to two rides each.

On Sunday, we drove back to Cape May to have lunch at Cabana’s Bar & Grill, to check out the famous lighthouse, and to meet up up with Namita’s friends Barb and John and family for dinner at  a restaurant on the main strip (the name escapes me.)

And that was it for the trip — we made a quick pit stop back then back on the road for a 2 hour ride home.

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