Imagine waking up every morning for a week straight to a view like this?

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For one whole week this past June, my family, my boyfriend and I went down to Cape May, New Jersey– just to get away. The first night we arrived down in the cape we all went to get ice cream together. After exploring the town for a bit, we headed off to bed to prepare for a long week of fun activities.

Sunday morning, Rory (my boyfriend) and I woke up early to go to mass. Like I said in my previous post, we ended up getting there for a 9 am mass, that actually started at 9:30. So, we grabbed some coffee, tea, and donuts, and sat on a bench in the middle of town.

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After a beautiful mass, we spent the day at the beach. After a day in the sand and the sun, we took a quick dip in the pool before heading back to the condo to shower, and get ready for Sunday dinner. Sunday dinner was spent with family, as it should be. We had great steak dinner, accompanied with a glass of wine at the Merion Inn. After good conversation and even better food, Rory and I decided to walk the beach. Another good conversation about life and love later, Rory and I walked through the arcade, took a photo in the Photo Booth, and headed back to the condo. We hopped on the bikes, rode to the end of our street, and sat on the beach some more. It was a beautiful night.

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The next morning, we tried to sleep in, but that rarely works. Sleeping in means sleeping until 10 am, the latest. We headed to the beach, but that didn’t work. The wind wasn’t working in our favor. So we headed to the pool to break in the tube I bought before we went away… boy, was I excited.

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Monday wasn’t as eventful as Tuesday. After being dragged on a 6 mile run in the sweltering heat, with a selfie stop at the end, Rory and I headed back to the condo to shower, change, and hop on the bikes. We rode a few miles to the lighthouse.

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After walking on the beach to check out a World War II bunker, we climbed 199 steps to the top of the light house, for just a little more wind in our hair and an extraordinary view.

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We ended our day biking back, taking a nap, enjoying dinner made by mom, and finishing the night off watching the sunset at no other than Sunset beach.

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Wednesday Rory and I walked around town, and relaxed on the beach for a bit. Thursday was much more eventful. After a dreary, rainy, humid day, we made an attempt to run on the beach after it cleared up. That ultimately failed, and we ended up collecting shells for jars instead. This walk also consisted of another deep conversation, something me and Rory and known for having. But hey, what’s better than someone you can have intelligent, philosophical, meaningful conversations with?

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After having dinner at the condo, Rory and I decided to treat ourselves to a night out. After a round of mini golf, that I intact won (although I believe Rory rigged the score to make me win…), we went to the Rusty Nail; a local bar. We sat outside, in sand and beach chairs, and enjoyed nachos and a few drinks. Mojito’s and daiquiris turned into $3 blue moons very fast! After conversation and lots of laughter, we headed back to the condo to go to sleep and mentally prepare for our last day.

Our last day, thankfully, the weather cleared up, and we enjoyed a beach day with my parents. After some time napping and relaxing, we all headed out for our last dinner together. We had brick oven pizza, wine for my mother and I, and beer for the men. A long awaited (and craved) crepe finished our night off, with one more walk into town.

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Waking up every single morning to not only see the beach, but also be able to hang out with my best friend every day was incredible. Having coffee on the balcony every morning, watching HGTV and having ice cream every night until we fell asleep. Walking through town, or walking to each end of the beach. Buying salt water taffy, sampling free fudge, and all of the other cute and exciting other adventures made this vacation one for the books– probably the best one yet.

I will most definitely miss Cape May… until the next trip!

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