Monday, September 22, 2014

Summer's Gone...

Goodbye Summer Time! I'm having a hard time saying goodbye! I wasn't finished... have more to do, more places to go. But at least we are heading into another wonderful time of year :) I realized summer was leaving when the Chinese Moon Festival (or Mid-Autumn Festival) was being celebrated. According to the Lunar Calender fall had arrived. And going by the chilly temps in August I agree...Fall had come early this year! We were totally unprepared for this celebration! Most people celebrate with Mooncakes but we all agree in this house they are disgusting so we bought apple cider donuts for the occasion. We now call them Apple Cider Moon Donuts haha. And had a cookout with Moon Burgers, Moon Dogs, and a family fire night :) Yeah we are corny but who cares... Not a big event here, but fun anyway!

And before our "offical" end of summer according to the Western /Gregorian calender, we did get one more day down the shore. We took a stroll through Cape May as well as a boat trip on the Atlantic.
We bought ocean tour vouchers earlier this summer through
 Living Social and since it was expiring soon
we thought we should use them now! So we did our Whale/Dolphin watch last Monday. It was a bit chilly, but a bright and sunny day. Enough sun for pale people (like me) to be burned, along with sun poison on my nose!

 They begged for Ritas, I said no. lol... it was early :)

The tour was a lot of fun but a bit long... 3 hours! 

We did make it out to the Atlantic, and we did see wildlife... a Humpback Whale... (no really good photos of that) it lunged and spyhopped!

... and Many Many Bottlenose Dolphin! Did you know that the dolphin you see here in NJ never migrate farther than the Carolina's? And that only half of their brain sleeps at a time?

Here's a Whale Tail... He's waving goodbye to summer.... BYE!


Kathy C. said...

It was very hard to say goodbye to summer this year for me too!

Nice photos.

Terry said...

Kathy, summer never leaves Florida... not when you live in NJ :)