We've been catching up with things around here, but I wanted to write about our trip to Cape May last week, for the HSA regional meeting. I'm an "at large" member because I am not cut out for regular meetings, etc., but when I got the notice for the Cape May gathering AND the opportunity to cover the expenses by vending, it took me all of 3 minutes to sign up.
Cape May was our mother's favorite shore point.
We got there Friday and set up our table.
Afterwards, we went for a short, foggy walk on the beach
The next day flew by. I think 10 districts were represented, and we heard about all the work they do. Pictured is Rae McKim
We grabbed a bite to eat at Fins on the mall.
Seafood flatbread with a salad - not too shabby.
The mall was completely decorated for Halloween.
Shopping, we picked up some fudge for the cat-sitter, looked at this gorgeous morel mushroom ornament, and then we were just done.
The next day we were on our own until noon. We had breakfast at a diner where we used to take the kids as wee ones, shopped some more (got Drunken Botanist, by Amy Stewart), and found out that there would be an hour of trick or treating in the mall, followed by a parade that was heading to the same place we were headed for a tea - The Physick Mansion. The proprietress at Good Scents let us know that we needed to be on the road well before 3, because we'd be in the middle of a huge event. Good to know!
So off we went to the mansion. The grounds were decorated for the occasion.
In we went, through the gift shop, into the tent set up for our group. I was disappointed that we didn't set foot in the actual mansion. An actor playing Dr. Physick had spent 15 minutes with us on Friday during the reception, but he wasn't there during the tea.
We were home before dark.