"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cape May, New Jersey

Utsch's Marina is where we stayed in Cape May.  All the marinas were out of walking distance to the beach and activities.

Picturesque Cape May holds the distinction of being the oldest seashore resort in the United States and one of the most unique. Most of the homes, hotels, shops and other buildings were constructed in the late 1800's at the prime of the Victorian era. Today small gingerbread houses stand beside magnificent Victorian showplaces.Cape May is a fun place to visit, I would come back here for a vacation.  The weather was off & on rain when we went into the town.  We took a cab in because it was too far to walk.  The shops are quaint touristy sort of stores, and the restaurants are numerous, ranging from bar & grill types to linen tablecloths.  And as you would expect there is not a shortage of ice cream shops.

An important milestone was reached in the Bicentennial Year of 1976 when Cape May was officially designated a National Historic Landmark City, only one of five in the nation. That designation requires that the community must retain all structures in their original form and design and will insure that Cape May will remain within the architectural guidelines of the Victorian period.

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