Weekend Shot: Time To Fly

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Back from a long, kids-free weekend with my best gal.

It’s a good-and-bad thing. We’re finally realizing that we do indeed need to take time just for ourselves. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day with the house, the kids, and the job that you forget why you found this person out of the millions of others. So, we’re taking a more active role in getting back to just “us” a couple of times a year.

But of course, when we’re away from our brood for even a few hours, we begin to miss the craziness. The first few hours are great, relaxing, then we start to tell stories about them to each other. Then, we go back to taking a big sigh and remembering why we’re on this long weekend together.

So, Friday morning, we headed down to the wonderful NJ beach town of Cape May. It’s about an hour and a half from us, down through the old route that takes you through the Pine Barrens, all the way down to the Garden State Parkway.

There, at the very end of the Parkway, Exit 0, in fact, steeped in history, all beautifully painted Victorian homes is Cape May. It’s at the very southernmost end of New Jersey, Exit 0 off the Garden State Parkway. You go any further, you end up in the ocean.

We were hoping to warm ourselves on the sandy beach, book in hand, without having to keep an eye on the little ones.

That’s what we were hoping. What actually happened was…rain. Pretty much from start to finish, it rained or drizzled nearly all weekend. Visions of laying out on said beach were wiped away like drops on the windshield.

Instead, though, we found some other things to do. Friday afternoon, we basically crashed. It was so nice and peaceful at the Twin Gables B&B, we took a nap. Yes aa nap. The thing our kids hate, we looked forward to. That evening, a short walk away, was dinner at Oyster Bay. Like grown ups.

Saturday morning, the rain hovered, misted and fell. We decided to take a tour of the Naval Air Station Museum, at the nearby Cape May Airport. It’s quite a cool museum in an huge airplane hangar. Many old planes, helicopters and jeeps from WWII and Vietnam era are housed within.

The shot above is of a F-16 Fighting Falcon. I was trying to get an interesting perspective of it, and really like how the hangar windows framed the plane.

We spent the better part of the hour walking around, enjoying seeing everything without having little hands pulling us away after 30 seconds. From there we went to the Cape May Brewing Co., and sampled the local ales. Quite good!

The rain never left us all weekend. We didn’t see the sun until later Sunday afternoon, after we had gotten home and hugs had been passed around. Still, it was a good weekend despite the weather.

Once again, the Great State of New Jersey delivers.

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2014

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3 thoughts on “Weekend Shot: Time To Fly

  1. Yay for quiet getaways! Yay for New Jersey! We love Cape May. Great picture. I didn’t know about the Naval Air Station Museum.

    My kids are away at a sleep-away camp this week. Even though we have to work, we are planning some nice things to do together in the evenings.

    So glad you had a nice time away with your wife!

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  3. Great plane shot. I have been to the Naval Air Station quite a few times and ran a 5k there on the runway two months ago! Great place for photos. I think they have their open house in Sept. They bring in a B-17, a B-29, and a P-51 Mustang. You can tour the two bigger planes.

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