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A Beach Vacation in Cape May

As you all know, I was on a much-needed vacation with family last week! We drove down to Cape May, NJ and stayed in a hotel with my two cousins and their families. Let me just say, that I'm SUPER, SUPER GRATEFUL for my awesome family. We all get along rather well, and our kids get along too. We have kids from their mid-teens to nine years old, and they all have a lot in common. So going on vacation with family is a lot of fun! I can't wait to do it again sometime soon.

I did my best not to think of work while I was there. I left behind a TON of work that I should have done before we hit the road, but oh well! There's literally only so much I can fit in a day. And work has been stressing me out. There's so much to do with writing, editing, publishing, ads, marketing, social media, etc. etc. etc. Going away and forgetting it for a while is a real treat.

Treats on vacation included: lots of good food, cabanas on the beach, great waves, reading, chatting with my family, more good food with drinks, an evening on the boardwalk, did I mention the food? Lol. The drives there and back were easy. The hotel was nice and convenient. Cape May is a lovely town! We enjoyed walking around and really seeing as much as we could. I also took some time to just relax from exercise too. I have been going non-stop with Peloton and walking, and it was good to take a break.

There were only two things I didn't like about my vacation. Sleeping was a real pain, literally. We got a suite with two queen beds and then a pullout couch. My husband slept like a log on the pullout couch. I spent two nights awake on the pullout couch and in pain from it. So the remainder of nights, I slept with my youngest daughter. She was also a pain, literally, but not as bad as the couch! She was all sharp elbows and toes, and she talks in her sleep too. Lol. But it was better than no sleep.

My other thing I didn't like was being away from Lulu. Yes, I missed my dog. And we came home and she was a little sick with a stomach bug. Poor thing. She's much better now, thanks to some meds from the vet.

Onto the photos!!

Arcade time!

Games and fun times on the boardwalk in Wildwood.

Enjoying the scenic walks and cute homes and hotels.

Tons of great food! (I had my first breakfast in over a year!)

My hair was a bit out of control, but so soft and curly!

Beach chess.

I got lots of compliments on my purple Crocs, believe it or not.

Nighttime drinks at a local Tiki bar, which did not have a lot of tiki drinks, so I was kinda disappointed.

And beautiful clouds for DAYS…

And check out this Reel I made of all the boogie boarding happening on the beach. I love making Reels. It's my new favorite pastime.

It was good to be away, but it's even better to be back home.

S. J. Pajonas