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On This Day in 2008 – Our New Jersey Vacation (Part 3 of 3)

The date was March 22, 2008.  On that day we were on our third day of vacation in New Jersey.

After eating breakfast at the hotel we went sightseeing.  We saw two mansions, a lighthouse and visited animals in a zoo.  The two mansions that we saw were Southern Mansion and the Emlen Physick Estate, both located on Washington Street.

CapeMay200803_071Southern Mansion

CapeMay200803_076Emlen Physick Estate

 

Next we drove to North Wildwood, which is approximately 10 miles north of Cape May.  North Wildwood is home to the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.

Wildwood200803_001Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
view from parking lot

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A boardwalk winds from the lighthouse,
through extensive gardens,
to the ocean seawall.

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This is a view of lighthouse from the gardens.

From North Wildwood we drove to the Cape May County Zoo.  Admission to the zoo was free, with donations graciously received.  We spent an enjoyable couple hours at the zoo.  We saw owls, parrots, farm animals, monkeys, peacocks, birds, squirrels, waterfowl, giraffes, an ostrich, zebra, bison, elk, lion, fox, and reptiles.   We particularly enjoyed watching the giraffes and the ostrich.  The giraffes and ostrich were released from their house as we arrived  at the “African Savanna”.  One giraffe trotted to the feeding area.  The ostrich seemed happy to be “free”, as we watched him run back and forth across the field.

We ate dinner at The Pilot House.

We returned home on March 24, after spending the night of March 23 at a family member’s house in Virginia.

This concludes a look back at our New Jersey vacation in March 2008, when we spent one night in Atlantic City and two nights in Cape May.  We keep talking about making a return trip to Cape May.  I would like that.  Perhaps one day we will make a return visit to Cape May.

4 Responses to “On This Day in 2008 – Our New Jersey Vacation (Part 3 of 3)”

  1. DeniseinVA

    I love the architecture on these beautiful old homes. Cape May looks like a great place to visit. I hope you get to go back sometime. Enjoy your day Linda.

    Reply
  2. Eileen

    Hello Linda, the mansions look beautiful. I love Cape May, it is a great place to visit. Wonderful photos and post. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

    Happy Easter to you and your family!

    Reply

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