In a two-out-of-three proposition the kickoff weekend to Cape May’s season wasn’t bad. In fact by most accounts the Memorial Day weekend was pretty epic. Saturday and Sunday saw glorious sunshine and just a tinge of fog on Sunday morning. By late Saturday night a few stragglers were still looking for non-existent hotel rooms.
Sunday crowds were brought on perhaps, by the forecast wash-out for Monday and parking was at capacity through-out town. Fresh onshore breezes gave retailers a boost with mall crowds rivaling that of the night time in season.
The kickoff weekend to Cape May’s season also saw some changes to the Cape May landscape. Morrows Nut House on the promenade said good by in a Facebook post and Cape May Sweet Shop, located on the mall said hello on Instagram.
The traditional lines at Hot Dog Tommy’s were still evident despite the recent change of ownership. The Snyders have retired and the new owner has kept the menu and quality in tact.
The Marquis de Lafayette reopened its renovated Barefoot pool bar and crowds wasted no time returning. Obviously this will be a perfect spot on less than perfect beach days.
And a new way to get around Cape May surfaced. Cape May Cart’s the low-speed vehicle rental service in West Cape May launched its Free-ride service. People can call the driver or hop on and hop off all over town for free. Of course tipping the driver is appreciated. The mini shuttle can be seen driving all over Cape May as it was on Sunday.
There will be lots of new things to report on in future blog posts. There is a new Mexican eatery on Carpenter as well as the doughnut shop–so stay tuned for updates.