Sunday, April 8, 2012

On The Way To Cape May...He Gave Me The Moon

Today, Ross coaxed me to get in the car because he said the day was too beautiful to stay cooped up in the house.
He had it all planned, he said.  As soon as we get "there" we would go straight to Vanthia's restaurant.  They make the best Greek salad.   "There" being Cape May.

So he didn't have it quite "all" planned.  Vanthia's is now a Liquor store.

He was right about the day, it was better spent in Cape May.

WWII Lookout Tower
  Built in 1942, the tower seen in the background was one of 15 towers that helped aim batteries of coastal artillery, stretching from North Wildwood, N.J. to Bethany Beach, DE. Four were in Cape May County, N.J.

SS. Atlanus
Lewes Ferry in Background

Due to the scarcity of steel during World War I  America experimented with other materials, such as concrete. Apparently concrete actually floats when it's shaped like a boat.
The S.S. Atlantus was one of a dozen concrete ships that were built, and it criss-crossed the Atlantic several times, hauling cargo and troops. But when steel again became available, the S.S. Atlantus was mothballed.
In 1926 she was docked in Cape May when a storm broke her loose and ran her aground, just off of Sunset Beach. She couldn't be pried off of the bottom because she was made of, well, concrete. For the last 80+ years her slowly crumbling hulk has been a tourist attraction, although not much of her is left to see.

Don't Give Up The Ship

Obligatory Gull on a Post
Obviously Not A Rolling Stone

Beach Ave.

Where We Tied The Knot
Looks Like They Have Our Room Waiting for Us
The Thing To Do In Cape May
But We Did Not

Falcon Crest
 Birding is another thing to do in Cape May

Happy Easter
Ross Said He Would Give Me The Moon

I have created a page for Anna's Diary.  It can be found under the Tab titled Anna's Diary.
I have posted all of the entries to date there, starting with January 1, 1929.

Here is today's entry from Anna's Diary:
Mon. April 8, 1929
Baby at 360. Went to Yvette Parlors for my first turkish bath.  Very invigorating.  Met Edythe at four to go to Dunellen to see Mis Beck, fortune teller. Back for Seven.


  1. What a nice day! Love the photos!

  2. I'm a semi-rabid birdwatcher--who will probably become more rabid as time and money permit. The bird photos are always my favorites.