Wildwood Weekend – 2013

wp_IMG_0325   May 17-19, 2013

Arriving in Wildwood in Friday we were met with wonderful sunny weather and a great crowd consisting of Wolfie and Gudie Fischer, Fran and Paul Holl, Adam and Eva Ilnicki, Mike and Karen Kearns, Dave Schwab, Bob and Terri Tilley, Jerry Russell and Michele, and Bill and Evelyn Webb.

As always, Wolfie and Gudie had a busy and exciting weekend planned for the DVC’ers in this haven of sunny beaches and great places to visit, enjoying many fine hours in the back of the motel eating snacks and drinking wine, beer, Jack Daniels and Gin.

On Friday night, the group got together and enjoyed some fine seafood and good fellowship at the Crab House in Cape May.

After breakfast at a  nearby restaurant, we all met in the parking lot of the MarLane Motel  and left for a day of sightseeing in our British cars.  The weather was cloudy but not a drop of rain.   First, was a very informative trip to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Wildwood Aviation Museum in Cape May County, where we were able to see many planes that were involved in World War II.  Things to do included educational interactive displays, climbing a real air traffic control tower, and seeing 26 planes and helicopters on display.  The exhibits were nicely displayed and we were able to leisurely stroll through the museum and learned more about life in the 1940s.  Outside was a collection of fine-looking British Cars from New Jersey who happened to be visiting the Museum at the same time.

After the museum, we journeyed over to the Cape May Brewing Company where we could enjoy a selection of beers and fine crab sandwiches from the Crab Truck parked in the back of the Brewery.  Tours of the brewery were also available.   Since opening the doors in 2011, the brewery has grown from a homebuilt 12 gallon homemade setup to a 15-barrel system (that’s about 500 gallons), won Best IPA at the 2012 Atlantic City Beer Festival and was granted an economic development loan from the state of New Jersey. Additionally, the brewery was awarded the 2012 Conservation Award and the 2012 New Business Venture Award by the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce.  And, how many beers can the DVC’ers put away!!

After some more sightseeing along the countryside, a stop was made at a winery for some fine wine testing at one of Cape May’s wineries and an opportunity to purchase and bring home some locally produced wine.

On Saturday evening, the Wildwooders all got together and either drove or walked over to Neil’s Steakhouse, about 8 blocks away from our motel.   We all enjoyed wonderful and tasty dinner dishes from their menu and enjoyed stories of the weekend.   At one point during the weekend, Paul Holl  was driving in a mini caravan and was dive-bombed by a rather large seagull, being bombarded with a blessing of bird doo-doo!!!

On Sunday morning, as has been the case for a few of our Wildwood weekends, we had a somewhat rainy morning, but again we went out to the famous “Star” Diner and enjoyed some wonderful breakfast dishes, including some delicious fresh strawberry crepes.  Yummy!!

Then, after saying our good-byes, we headed home with a little on and off rain, with thoughts of coming back again next year for another terrific DVC weekend, wonderfully hosted by Gudie and Wolfgang.

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