Spent a day at Wildwood, just north of Cape May, which is known locally for it’s boardwalks complete with full-fledged amusement parks. It was a great experience because I know that even though this is nothing close to the scale of America’s really big theme parks such as Disneyland etc, I think it is probably beyond anything of it’s type that we would have in Australia, so it was fun to experience. We just spent one afternoon at one of the piers, but there were three piers and you could easily spend a couple of days or more there (not to mention a lot of $$$) with kids. The water park alone was amazing to observe from a distance, but we didn’t go in, just saved it for a future occasion.
Riley has always had approached these types of things (i.e. rides) with trepidation, but with so many of his cousins present he found renewed confidence to push his own boundaries, take some risks and go on rides that normally he would never have wanted to do, and he did this all on his own volition, never coerced or pressured – in fact he wanted to go back the following day.
Boardwalk at Wildwood (just after rain so it is looking a bit gray)
Riley in a go cart
Chris and his Dad Al,followed by his Uncle Alan.
From the top of the ferris wheel, looking down on part of the water park, and the beach in the background.
From the ferris wheel, looking toward another pier, where there are more adventurous rides – such as “reverse” bungy-jumping and a big roller coaster.
View from the ferris wheel
Stone, Riley and Corrina on the Jack-in-the-box, a ride which raised them up, and then bounced them up and down.
Stone, Riley and Corrina on the Jack-in-the-box
Jaymes and Chris – kind of like a merry-go-round but you are lying down
Riley and Corrina
Riley and Corrina
Moby Dick – this was a pretty adventurous ride for Riley to take on, but he wanted to do it and had a great time.
Chris, Jaymes, Julie, Riley, Corrina, Briar
Riley and his Uncle Alan take to the skies.
Riley in a pedal-powered paddle boat
The paddle boat area, which is directly beneath the huge ferris wheel
Riley in a tow truck
Jake and Stone