Saturday, May 31, 2008

Summer Together

Since our last visit in February we both have had a roller coaster ride in our lives that at some points had us wondering if our summer plans together would work out or not. Probably the biggest hurdle was one that was out of our control....the rising cost of travel due to fuel prices rising so fast. Eeeks, it has been amazing but the trip for the summer is booked and we will be spending almost an entire month together. Whoopeeeeeee!!!

I don't think I could have survived if we were unable to be together this summer.

While we will have several days that will just be very normal and routine, we also will do lots of things that will be new and I hope interesting to Petra and her son.

Shortly after they arrive we will be taking one week and going to one of my favorite places, Cape May, New Jersey. Cape May is actually an island at the very southern tip of the state and since it sticks out into the Atlantic ocean you get views of the water in both the east and the west so you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset over the water.

Cape May is the oldest seashore resort in the US, founded in 1620 and becoming a holiday destination starting in 1761. It reached it's most popular point during the Victorian era and still today the town is full of hundreds of Victorian cottages that are carefully preserved. While many americans prefer going to the shore locations that are full of modern hotels and condos, Cape May is like stepping back in time. While parts of the town have been developed in recent years with typical modern buildings, the local government passed rules on any future building that requires it keep in the Victorian style. I can't wait for Petra to get her camera out and capture some of the sights.

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