Saturday, September 21, 2013

Elder Corry Jones Turns 70!
Today, September 21, 2013 is the 70th birthday of Elder Corry Jones.  Neither of us can believe that he is actually 70--he does not usually feel anywhere that old.  To celebrate the day (because it happened on our actual P-day) we headed to New Jersey.  Our sister-in-law has been there off and on for many months working to get a Head Start program back up to par.  This time her husband, Lindsay, came too.  Last week they came to see us, so we decided to go see them.  We traveled over the Delaware River across the Walt Whitman Bridge then directly east through New Jersey.  We saw lots of blueberries.  The county advertises that it is the blueberry capitol of the US.  Who knew?  When we got to their hotel in Egg Harbor we headed south to Cape May.  It is a very lovely town on the southern-most point of New Jersey.  It is a very old town and is covered with Victorian homes that are now bed and breakfast places, hotels, or cafes.  Very Quaint...We began our day having breakfast at the Mad Batter.  Corry broke out of his mold and had their 
special of the day, a crab and lobster omelet.  I had a crabcake sandwich.  Yummy!
 Then we walked around town, through a quaint street of shops.  We found a fudge store and a nut store and had to support them, and I found a place to get a Christmas ornament for my collection.  Then we walked to the beach and at the end of the beach walk got a Rita's Custard & Ice.

Corry's birthday is 9/21 and Lindsay's birthday is 9/29.  It was a fun day to celebrate together and the weather could not have been better.  About 75 with a sea breeze.
 This is a Photo of the Cape May Lighthouse.  Below is a picture of the WWI bunker on the beach facing the Atlantic Ocean.  Below that is a WWII lookout at the bottom of Cape May.

These are typical of the homes all over the Cape.  Many were build about 1840-1900.  The newer homes have copied this architecture on much of the Cape.

Statue to the lost fisherman.

I dipped my foot in the Atlantic Ocean!

This photo is of a blue crab.  A man and his boys were letting nets into the inlet waters and this was part of their find.  
I think that Corry had a pretty good birthday.  We ended up playing Five Crowns at Chris and Lindsay's hotel and he won.  Yep!  He is a definite winner in my book.  May he enjoy many more birthdays!


  1. 70!? Elder Jones you DO NOT look 70. Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

  2. You guys look so happy! Love reading all about this wonderful journey in your lives! Love you guys!