Hi guys! I had a big treat this weekend: a girls’ trip to Cape May, NJ, one of my favorite places ever. 🙂
I was there with two of my best friends from college, Turner and Kris. Turner’s family owns a house in Cape May and they very kindly let us use it for the weekend. 🙂
We’ve been crashing their place in Cape May for many years now and I always love spending time there! Last September the ladies and I did a girls only weekend trip there as well (2018 recap part 1 + part 2). This weekend was even more awesome because we didn’t have to worry about coming back to the house to pump multiple times a day. 😉
We all arrived on Friday around 8p.m., just in time for a later dinner. After 5+ hours in the car (lots of traffic) I was ready to have a drink and some food!
We headed right over to Mayers, a yummy spot we went to last year, too, and all loved. We started with drinks (I had a yummy sour beer), the kale salad, and the broiled oysters to start. All delicious!
Then we got two order of the fried scallops and fries to share – plus some sauteed spinach for good measure. 😉 Everything was delish!
On Saturday morning, we slept in and then Turner and I headed out for a short jog!
We ran along the pretty seawall with views of the water!
We ended up doing 2 miles which was fine with me – my right knee was bothering me a bit near the end so I was glad we weren’t doing more. Not sure what’s going on with that – it was hurting a little in the car so maybe it was from all the driving?
We met Kris at a coffee shop, Out There Coffee, afterward, and I was adventurous and got the “Cashew Later Latte” which was a blended latte with coffee, cashews, and coconut oil. Sounded interesting! It was tasty and also a bit filling which was good because I was hungry. 🙂
We walked around a bit with our coffee exploring – I love all the cute neighborhoods and Victorian houses in Cape May!
Eventually, we hopped in the car and headed to The Pier House for breakfast. I had a scrambled egg, veggie, and potato bowl that hit the spot. Plus a side of bacon. 🙂
The rest of the afternoon was spent like this:
And also playing in the waves, which were kind of intense on Saturday! It was a perfect beach day – not too hot, not too cold. I love going to the beach in September – not so hot, but the water is still warm, and the crowds are a lot smaller too.
We eventually headed back to the house and got cleaned up, then biked back into town and stopped at The Virginia Hotel, which has the cutest front porch and great drinks and appetizers. Prosecco, please!
We shared the deviled eggs and the broiled oysters (soooooo good – and beautiful presentation too) for a snack.
Plus the fried squash blossom, which was also awesome.
After our drinks + snacks, we walked around and did a little shopping, killing time until our 8:15 dinner reservation at an adorable spot called Louisa’s.
It was tiny inside and sooo cute. Check out the bathroom with the blow up whale in the bathtub – so fun!
To start, Kris and I shared a beet salad, which was delicious.
And for my entree, I had the Lemon BBQ Salmon. All the entrees come with short grain brown rice and slaw, and everything was soooo good. I was obsessed with my salmon – the sauce was awesome.
For dessert, we shared the bread pudding. The vanilla one was hot and pretty good, but not the best ever:
The chocolate one was just so-so – it was cold which was weird for bread pudding, we thought!
Such a fun night!
On Sunday morning, Kris and I took a walk to the coffee shop while Turner relaxed, then the 3 of us biked the few miles over to Beach Plum Farm, an adorable spot we hit up last year, too.
It’s so pretty there – we ordered at the counter and then strolled around a bit enjoying the grounds.
I had the bacon and cheddar frittata, which came with some yummy salad, for my brunch.
I was still a little hungry afterwards so I got a croissant and a juice (carrot + ginger + pear = yum), too.
We biked back to the house, said farewell to Turner who had to get home, and then Kris and I went down to the beach for one last hurrah in the waves. It was much calmer out there on Sunday!
I was sad to say goodbye to the girls, but grateful for such a treat of a weekend! And don’t worry – Matt and Riese had a total blast together, as always. He went out and bought a bike trailer with his friend Shane and they took her on her first bike ride – what fun!
I’m off to catch up on emails and other work – enjoy the day, friends, and I’ll catch you back here on Wednesday!