Since summer is winding down, I thought I would post some happy beach photos! As I was growing up I had always heard about New York, it was where the high fashion, good food and awesome people live! But, I never heard much about New Jersey. So when my friend invited us up to NYC and then to Cape May, NJ for a weekend to celebrate her birthday, I had no idea what to expect. It was definitely an experience, as my husband and I learned about NY / NJ traffic jams (what was supposed to take 3 hours took 7), and that you can't pump your own gas in your car either - every gas station had an attendant outside that would pump the gas for you.
When we arrived at the house we had rented, it was well past midnight and we felt like we had been traveling forever (on a plane from ATL > NYC, then NYC to NJ in a car)! So the next morning when we woke up and saw where we were, we were a little taken back. It was so pretty and had such green, green grass and plants. It was an old Victorian home (first image below) and had a beautiful yard and view to a little eatery across the street. Our home was good sized, but once we walked towards the beach we saw the mansions, which were stunning (see my photo with my favorite house, ever, below). We visited Memorial Day of 2010, so it was hot, but nothing like Atlanta because they don't have as much as humidity. We spent 3 days at the Jersey Shore and I loved walking around and seeing the different architecture and the small town feel. I also found out it is the base of the U.S. Coast Guard, which was really interesting to read and see information on. We played on the beach, flew kites, went on a dolphin cruise, rode bikes to the lighthouse, went to the boardwalk and just hung out and played games. It was one of my favorite trips because I was able to spend it with 2 of my best friends who have known me since I was teenager (my husband and my dear friend who's b'day we celebrated). I would definitely love to go back!