South Jersey, June 2014
Jun 17, 2014Public
Photo: The Marianist Family Retreat Center, Cape May Point, NJ. Cape May Point was founded by John Wanamaker, 1878. Wanamaker was a prominent Philadelphia merchant and served as Postmaster General. I stayed in his former cottage, 1875, 301 Cape Ave.
Photo: Wanamaker's cottage, Mary's House, is supplemented by a more modern facility that houses some retreatants, the chapel, and meeting rooms.
Photo: My room was on the second floor.
Photo: The location is not far from the Cape May Lighthouse. It's beam partially illuminated the house catty-corner to the center.
Photo: The beam from the Cape May Lighthouse partially illuminated  the house above at dusk and throughout the night.
Photo: The Atlantic Ocean is about two blocks from the retreat center.
Photo: Congress Hall (1816) is a landmark hotel in the center of Cape May, NJ.
Photo: The Congress Hall of 1816 burned to the ground in Cape May's Great Fire of 1878, but within a year, its owners had rebuilt the hotel in brick.
While serving as President of the United States, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant and Benjamin Harrison vacationed at Congress Hall, and Harrison made Congress Hall his official Summer White House.
Photo: Rooming houses in Cape May, NJ.
Photo: Capt Mey's Inn.  Bed and Breakfast.
Photo: Restrained decoration for The Queen Victoria.
Photo: A gas street light enhances a Victorian corner property, The Columbia House.
Photo: My friend and I stopped for afternoon tea at Aleathea's Restaurant, to the right of the main entrance.
Photo: Aleathea's dining room, part of The Inn of Cape May, was a delight for the eye.
Photo: Beyond the dining room is the bar, a gift shop, and the lobby.
Photo: The exterior decor of Laura's Fudge, Wildwood, NJ, hasn't changed since my youthful visits, almost fifty years ago.
Photo: An overcast day did not stop visitor's to the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ.
Photo: Mariner's Pier, Wildwood, NJ.
Photo: Mariner's Pier, Wildwood, NJ.
Photo: Adventure Pier had not yet opened for the season since most children were still at school in early June 2014.
Photo: I don't think I ever tasted a Lime Ricky, but I'm delighted to see that one is still available on the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ.
Photo: Without a view finder on my digital Panasonic, I was unaware a willing subject posed for the photograph I was taking of the flaking, but still colorful, facade.
Photo: Nice to see that DQ, from Minnesota, is thriving on the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ.