The Crazy Suburban Mom: The trip to Cape May, NJ

Monday, October 26, 2009

The trip to Cape May, NJ

I don't go away very much because leaving the house makes me really anxious. Can't even eat breakfast before I leave because stopping here?

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Where I'll cheesequake all over the joint... Is out.

I don't know what that means. But it sounds really bad.

NJ isn't that big a state but it take a few hours to go end to end. You know you're in South Jersey when the exits go beachy (Seaside Park, Island Beach...) and also when you pass this...

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I'll tell ya, nothing screams VACATION like the sun glinting off
the Salem Nuclear Power Plant. Makes you feel warm and fuzzy all over doesn't it?

Or maybe that's just fall-out....

As an aside....

Don't know if you've ever seen this T-shirt?

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No truer words were ever said...

*The cheesequake thing ... It's my favorite sign ever. Maybe my favorite word... And sort of how I feel after I eat at the Cheesecake Factory... But what is really means according wiki - A Native American Word - Cheseh-oh-ke, meaning "upland". Cheesequake is a State park that includes an interpretive center and five marked trails for both hiking and mountain biking that run throughout the wooded hills and across long wooden bridges across marshland. The park has designated camping areas available by reservation. Swimming and boating are summertime activities, while sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeingare available in wintertime.

The Garden State Parkway runs through the park near Exit 120 but offers no direct access. A road runs underneath the Parkway to connect the northern and southern sides of the park. Some of the park is visible from the Parkway.

7 Comments:

rachel... 10/26/09, 8:49 AM  

Is Cheesequake the name of the service area? Odd. But any state with a beach can't be ALL bad!

Lori 10/26/09, 9:09 AM  

Hope you had a good time and relaxed!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 10/26/09, 9:36 AM  

Rachael - I updated, its actually the name of a park and the name of lots of things in that area - I think even the name of several schools...

El, Yep!

beth 10/26/09, 10:19 AM  

i love cape may! my grandparents live there and it is where i got married. hope you enjoyed it!

icedteaforme 10/26/09, 10:49 AM  

I am the odd duck of the world because the first time I was ever in New Jersey was in the panther valley area, we stayed at http://www.panthervalleyinn.com/ and had quaint hikes and shopping excursions to Chester along lovely meandering highways with such roadside attractions as horses in pastures, publishing giants and a mega candy factory, I loved the area of allamuchy and warren township.....it was mid july and it was cool, not humid, the piney looking hills are ski slopes in winter I believe.....we never made it to cape may, we decided to stay in the panther valley with no traffic, no wait for tee times (boyfriend at the time was an avid golfer) and it let me shop without a waiting impatient man! I want to go back and take my current husband who would love the skiing and hiking! I loved upstate New Jersey!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art 10/26/09, 10:51 AM  

I'm born and raised in Jersey...Cape May is a beautiful town!

mama-face 10/26/09, 7:42 PM  

I like your definition best. Cheesecake definitely makes me quake.

ps. Very educational post for me though. Gotta love wikipedia.

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