This week we were lucky enough to spend 3 days in Wildwood. And not just Joe, the kids and I - Mom-Mom, Pop-Pop, Crackers, Uncle John and Aunt Bec all joined us! We had the BEST time! A huge thank you to the fantastic Acropolis Oceanfront Resort in North Wildwood, which is owned by my mother-in-law's uncle. They are always so wonderful about letting us stay in their hotel, which has great big rooms and is right on the beach!
We lived it up while on vacation and crammed a ton of fun into our 3 days. Charlie and Lily didn't waste any time getting into things. Here they are helping us unpack the car.
Joe and I were afraid that Charlie and Lily wouldn't like the waves and sand at the beach. We couldn't have been more wrong! They LOVED everything about it. Lily wanted to spend all her time in the ocean, and kept yelling "BACK! Ocean, back!!!" whenever we made her get out.
We also spent a lot of time on the boardwalk.
Although he's been scared of rides all summer long, Charlie put his fears aside on vacation and joined Lily in the fun. He just couldn't resist the allure of the choo-choo ride.
And what's a trip to the boardwalk without some ski-ball?
We apparently need to work on the concept of "rolling"...
On Thursday morning we rented bikes and went for an early bike ride on the boardwalk. We loved this surrey bike, even if it was incredibly hard to peddle!
Ridin' in style.
We also visited the Cape May zoo. Charlie and Lily weren't super interested, but they did take some time to check out the birds, llamas and monkeys. And wearing Pop-Pop's hat made it all the more interesting.
We were also lucky enough to avoid Hurricane Irene, which is making its way right towards us. Wildwood was evacuated Friday morning, which was thankfully when we were scheduled to leave anyway. The entire town was shutting down as we were pulling out, so we're very grateful we got our trip in when we did. We felt bad for all the people who just arrived and had to turn around and go home!
Thank you again to Uncle Jim, Nick and Jen for having us at The Acropolis, and thank you to Mom-Mom, Pop-Pop, Crackers, Uncle John and Aunt Bec for cramming yourselves on to too-small boardwalk rides, patiently building sand castles and holding little hands in the surf and for allowing two toddlers to burst into your hotel rooms whenever they felt like it. Can't wait to do it again next year!