Cape May holds a very dear place in our hearts. It was the site of our first date, the destination for many family vacations and lovely day trips, and our location when we found out little D was on his way. The memories that line her historic, Victorian streets and white, sandy beaches could make me smile even on the darkest, driechest Aberdeen day, and so, with child-like anticipation, we headed down to Cape May this past Friday for our first visit in over two years.
The traffic was lighter being out of season and many more houses were for sale than I can ever remember, a tangible reminder of these hard economic times, but in the space of two years reassuringly little else had changed. We climbed to the top of Cape May Lighthouse as we have done numerous times before. Amazingly, Addison made it all the way to the top with no help despite my misgivings. Evidently the 199 steps are harder for adults than spry young children. Who knew? We dined at the Lobster House for lunch, rounding out the day with ice cream cones and a drive-by of Sunset Beach. It was such a comfort to see all our old haunts just as we remembered and to finally share them with the latest member of our household. The rest of the photos are in the Cape May album I've just added.