We with some hesitation we picked a motel close to the beach.. The Blue Palms Resort. The motel was made up of the main building with a large pool and a small side building with a small pool. We opted for the small side building and it turned out perfectly. While everyone flocked to the larger pool we most of the time had the smaller pool to ourselves.. total win.
We started our mornings off at the beach, afternoons in the pool, we squeezed in a nap and then spent the night on the boardwalk. It was just what we needed.. the water was perfect, the beach not too crowded.
The morning of our return we decided to first head a little further south and drive through the much talked about Cape May. We now see what all the fuss is about.. the beaches pristine, the water endless and so quite it was almost eerie, it was beautiful. D spotted the lighthouse from a distance and his interest made us take yet another detour from home and we headed to the lighthouse. Built in 1859 and continues operation to this day, with 199 steps to the top.
We headed out sometime before noon, stopping for a quick bite to eat before returning back home. While H was greatly missed, we are glad we got a chance to spend some quality time with D.