The Rusty Nail, Cape May, NJ

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The Rusty Nail (“The Nail”, as it’s known by the locals) is a well-known legendary surfer bar that dates back to the 70’s.  They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner at The Nail, and of course, host an incredible happy hour with live music.  Kids meals are served on a souvenir Beach Shack Frisbee, creating something for the little ones to do after they finish their meal and are waiting for the adults.  There is indoor seating, outdoor picnic table seating, a fire pit, sand pit, and shuffleboard – this place has it all! Even the four-legged kids are welcome here!…and not only are dogs welcome, they have their very own Doggie Menu!

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From the Doggie Menu, Cello enjoyed a Bowser Beer for starters,  and a Nail Burger for dinner!

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From the regular menu, Brian and I ordered the Baja Grilled Fish Tacos and the Jersey Style Lobster Hoagie to share.  🙂

 

 

Jessie Creek Winery, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

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Jessie Creek Winery was such a pleasant surprise! A couple who we ran into at a winery earlier in the day had told us that they did not like the wine here, nor was the staff friendly. Luckily, we decided to form our own opinion, and stop at this winery for a tasting. At Jessie Creek, the vineyard is harvested and processed on site by hand.

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Not only was the girl presenting the tasting extremely nice, but the owner (seen far right in the above picture) was super friendly, and very interesting to speak with.  He gave us lots of information on all of the wines we were tasting, and was a joy to converse with.  The wine tasting was only $5, and included a taste of all of their wines, and a souvenir Jessie Creek wine glass to take home!

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After our tasting, we enjoyed a glass of our favorite wine from the tasting on their porch with friends, Brandi and Stan.

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The property also has a beautiful farm house built in 1846 that has been converted into a bed and breakfast.

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I am so glad we all decided to stop at this vineyard despite what we were told!

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Again, a recommended winery to stop at while in the Cape May area!

 

Natali Vineyards, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

Cello visited Natali Vineyards during our stay in Cape May.

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The winery was setting up for a festival when we were arriving.

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Even through they were getting ready for a big event later that day, everyone at the winery was helpful, friendly, and laid-back! The people here are super-friendly (very dog-friendly too!), and very knowledgeable about their wines and what foods to pair them with.  Natali offers a variety of wines – some really unique, such as strawberry, plum, cherry, peach, blueberry, cranberry, and banana wine!

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We learned a lot about their wines as we participated in their wine tasting, before enjoying a glass of wine on their outdoor patio with friends, Brandi and Stan.

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We would definitely recommend a visit to this winery if you are ever in the Cape May area!

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CHEERS!

Willow Creek Winery, Cape May, NJ

Willow Creek Winery is a 50 acre vineyard located in Cape May, NJ.  They offer a variety of wines, including red and white sangria.

The grounds are gorgeous!

 

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We enjoyed a glass of the sangria with friends, Brandi and Stan, out on the patio at Willow Creek.

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Light fare and tapas are offered here for purchasing and enjoying either in the tasting room, or out on the patio.  An outdoor bar at the patio is almost completed, where they plan to serve wine slushies… YUM!

Memorial Day! The Depot Travel Park, Cape May, NJ

May 2013

We were invited by friends Jerry and Russ and their dog Dixie to got to The Depot Travel Park for Memorial Day weekend. We had a blast visiting local wineries (all dog friendly!) and sitting around the campfire at night.

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photo 1 (12)Cello met another (bigger!) female GSP at the campground.