Here it is- Part 2 of our Cape May trip. John booked this trip and he decided we should stay at Congress Hall. I am glad that I listened to him because we really had a great experience staying there. Genevieve especially loved it. There was a cute little Koi Pond out by the pool.
You can see some of the fish in the background here. Genevieve would have stood here all day watching those fish!
We took a trolley tour of the historic district of Cape May. It was really interesting to learn about all the different architecture and some history of the town as well. Genevieve did great on the trolley. The tour was 45 minutes long and she sat so nicely on my lap for the entire time. I guess the Elmo crackers helped a bit!
We took a ride over to the Cape May lighthouse and Genevieve and I climbed all 199 steps to the top! Well, I carried Genevieve up (and down) all 199 steps actually. I was pretty tired on the way up and it helped to stop at the windows to take a little rest. It is not easy climbing all those steps while carrying 22+ pounds!! The way down was actually worse for me. It definitely wasn’t as difficult but it was a lot scarier. John took the easy way out and waited for us at the bottom. As we were on the way up I started to get a little worried that Genevieve would be scared once we got to the top because she didn’t like looking out of the windows. As soon as we stepped outside, the wind hit us very strongly. Genevieve loved it! She pointed to everything around and we enjoyed the view from way up there. I didn’t get the greatest pictures, but this one shows what it looked like.
On Wednesday John thought it would be fun to rent bicycles and go for a ride. We thought that Genevieve would really enjoy it. I convinced John to rent one of these instead:
People were riding all over Cape May in them and they looked like they were having so much fun! Well, those people must have been athletes or just plain old superhuman because pedaling those heavy wagons around is hard work! (Well, that is what John tells me. Apparently I wasn’t contributing much!) Besides the fact that our thighs were burning after about 30 seconds, Genevieve absolutely detested the thing. She cried the entire time!
So we decided to take the wagon back and trade it in for some regular bicycles. Genevieve screamed her head off on that too! We left the parking lot and I tried to ride alongside her to cheer her up. We were only a half a block away and it started to rain… oh well! Maybe next year we will try again!
One of Genevieve’s favorite things to do was play with the water fountains along the outdoor mall. She looks like she is going to drink the water in the second picture!
Genevieve’s other favorite thing was the view from the window in the hall outside of our room. When we would walk out the door each day, Genevieve would start squealing in delight to see that window. Outside she could see the pool and the ocean. (I know that is not the best picture. I took it the day we left and it rained the entire day!)
On the way home Genevieve slept almost the entire time. She must have been worn out! Here she is when she woke up- well rested and happy!