Every year over Mother’s Day weekend (and again in October), my family visits Cape May as a tribute to my late Nanny. You can read all about it in a previous post and about my fun (funny, wonderful) Nanny here.
This past Mother’s Day, the Ladybugs (my mom, aunts and cousins) and two Stinkbugs (my uncles) made the trek to the shore.
We always stay at the Marquis de Lafayette, partially because of the large rooms, partially because of the great location, and mostly because of the bangin’ breakfast buffet that includes pounds and pounds of bacon.
Our trip always consists of shopping on the Washington Mall and Happy Hour (that turns into Happy Evening) at Cabana’s Beach Bar & Grill.
We spend the evening drinking cheap pitchers of cheap beer and dancing to fun cover bands.
This trip, for something a little different, we visited Willow Creek Winery. It’s super gorgeous and has only been open for 2.5 years. We got a kick out of their Wilde Cock wines.
I sported by new culottes jumpsuit from Elizabeth & West Fashion House in downtown York, plus my new sun hat, purchased at a Cape May boutique.
We took our growlers of sangria out to the patio for sunshine and tapas.
Oh man, the tapas.
On Mother’s Day, we always head to the beach to “Nanny’s Spot” to spend some time with her.
We sign balloons and release them into the sky with messages for her.
And we leave little tokens behind in the rocks where we scattered her ashes.
This time, as we left the beach, a little visitor tagged along.
We love and miss you, Nanny. Happy Mother’s Day.