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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Travel | 12 comments

Summer, Summer, Summertime

Summer, Summer, Summertime

 

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We have been experiencing summer weather here in the East Coast the last week. For my little brood, summer starts on Memorial Day Weekend in Cape May, New Jersey. A tradition that I started eight years ago with my good friend Ellen and our respective families, it has now become one of the high points in our year. Cape May, otherwise known as Exit Zero in the Garden State Parkway, is a beach town peppered with Victorian homes and cottages. The town was very popular at the turn of 20th century with wealthy Philadelphians and stalwart middle-class families from nearby towns. Today, a lot of Cape May action centers around hanging out at Congress Hall and strolling along Washington Street Mall. For those who are not in the mood for those things, there is always the Cape May Lighthouse, some whale watching and biking. Do you have any special place that you go to celebrate the beginning of summer?

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12 Comments

  1. Love the pictures, especially the seashells. The lighting and focus on them are really nice. It’s already bringing back good memories of the weekend!

    • Thanks, Ellen! I am glad that you like the pictures.

  2. Congrats on first post!!! The pics are gorgeous, love it….

    • Thanks for checking out the site.

  3. This is great Myla, congrats! Your beautiful pictures and descriptive writing make me want to be in Cape May. And of course, they also make me want to see and read more. Can’t wait for your next post.

    • Thanks, Monique! Glad that you have enjoyed the pictures and the post. Hope you’ll be back for future posts.

  4. I love your tradition! Ours is Newport, Rhode Island. I hope our families can go there together someday!

    Great blog idea- I’m looking forward to reading about your next trips!

    • Thanks, Lara! Have not been to Newport in probably 15 years. Would love to go again….

  5. Great blog idea Myla! Enjoyed reading and nice pictures! Loved the highlights of the Cape May, make me want to go!
    Looking forward to read more…

    • Nitu – Thanks for stopping by and visiting the blog!

  6. There is no cliche in enjoying the beauty in life. I am so glad you finally hopped on the blogging wagon!

    • Yes, I have debated for quite awhile now. Thanks, Imene!

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