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Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Great Day in Cape May

Yesterday was another wonderful day. IMG_3422It also was my birthday, and what a great place to spend it.

We did have a little unexpected challenge first thing in the morning. For the past week and a half or so, we’ve been having some issues with our fridge cooling while on electric. We’ve played around with settings, tried switching it back and forth, and on Tuesday we came to the conclusion that it just IMG_3428was not working on electric. Harry went out and took a look behind the vent cover on the outside of the rig. He observed some kind of yellow powdery discharge that was all over inside the compartment. So yesterday he called the place where we’ve had all our previous service done, and as soon as he described what he was seeing, they said right away, sounds like the cooling unit has failed. They were not sure why it was still IMG_3433working on propane, but strongly recommended that we turn it off, as they have heard of fires starting when the unit is run after that yellow powder appears. So….time for bags of ice. Luckily, we do have a good sized cooler, so we were able to fit all of our perishables into it. We had to throw out a little ice cream. And we’ll be “roughing it” for the rest of the week. We have an appointment to bring the rig over next Tuesday, and then they will order the part. In a couple weeks we should be good as new. And, the best part is, we’re still under warranty until next June (and have an extended warranty after that).

So that took up the beginning of our morning and then after that, it was time to get about the business of enjoying my birthday.


Right across the road from the campground is a bike path, so we decided to check it out. It’s a nice path, but I would like it to be a little longer. We went all the way in one direction and then came back and went all the way to the other end. Altogether, its maybe three miles long. Ten or twenty would be even better. Smile

IMG_3417It was a nice little ride though, and afterwards it was time to find a place for my birthday lunch. We went to a place called the Mad Batter. 2012-10-17_13-05-45_884



We had a great table right on the porch looking out at the sidewalk. The nice thing about being here in the offseason is that it’s easy to get a table anywhere. I had a delicious drink called “Shipwreck Punch”. Yum.




After lunch, we walked around some more, and back to the beach. I love walking in the sand where the waves are coming in.




We had one more stop to make – the Cape May lighthouse.

There’s also a bird sanctuary there, which is very nice and peaceful.





We had a great day, just walking around and enjoying nature. I can’t think of a better way to spend my birthday.


Oh, and last evening I got a nice birthday present! A text from the agency letting us know that we have a showing scheduled for Saturday! So that was a great way to end the day.

Looking forward to more of the same today…Smile


  1. nice way to spend your birthday!!..too bad about the fridge but at least it can be fixed!

  2. *phew* OK, I was kinda holding my breath there until you got to the "warranty" part. That's a relief. If not I'd think just putting in a residential fridge would be more cost effective.
    Oh, and Happy Birthday! Great place to have one.

  3. Happy Birthday, Jessica! What a great place to spend your Birthday at such a beautiful looking park. Those beaches are fantastic.

    It's nice that your fridge is under warranty so no worries there - these things happen.

  4. Beautiful looking beaches. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. That drink sure looks celebratory!! I love traveling off-season.

  5. What a perfect way to spend a birthday!!! A nice bike ride, a wonderful lunch and fingers crossed...someone looking at your home on Saturday. Maybe they will be the ones to put an offer in!!

  6. Happy Birthday! We share a birthday. Although I think you had more fun on your birthday.

    I have enjoyed reading your blog, and will continue to do so. Good Luck with your house sale!

  7. A small bar fridge that will fit in your basement after you are done with the fix might give you additional cooling later and refrigeration now.!

  8. Impossible wait at the Mad Batter during summer. Make sure you drive over to Cape May Zoo - it's free and quite nice for a county zoo.

  9. Glad you had a great birthday celebration :) I just love Cape May.

  10. Happy Birthday Jessica. I love the picture of you with the "shipwreck punch". We've got our fingers crossed for you that this Saturday's viewing will be the one.