Sunday, August 15, 2010

Return from vacation in Wildwood

I returned from vacation in Wildwood last Sunday actually.

We had an amazing time enjoying the beach, the boardwalk, the rides, water park and lots of other activities.  As usual we went biking to Cape May, played a bit at the casinos in Atlantic City (I lost 4 dollars) and went on the dolphin-watching cruise.  I love going on the dolphin cruise since we go see them in their habitat; they are not captive in a tank.  We saw a lot of them and they were jumping and splashing with their tails.  We also finished our vacation with some time in New York City walking through Central Park and later Times Square.

The return back to Montreal was unfortunately not as smooth as usual.  We were driving north on I-87 around 3:00 Sunday morning when a black SUV sped by us (he must have been driving 100 mph/180 km), passed the car in front of us by the right lane, got into the U-turn, turned and started driving southbound towards us.  Luckily my boyfriend remained calm and when the SUV was around 30 feet from us he drove on the right shoulder a bit in case the driver wanted to turn towards us.  The SUV passed us staying in the left lane and my boyfriend just took off.  He had no intentions of being around if the SUV decided to turn around and drive after us.  He slowed down maybe an hour later and we never saw the SUV again.  This is the first time ever either of us wished we had a cellphone to call 911.

Talking about the return to people made me realize how lucky we were he didn't swerve towards us or that there weren't other cars around.  It could have ended with an awful accident.


  1. Oh gosh, that must have been really scary!
    So glad that it turned out ok.

    And also happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation.
    Are there hotels/motels on the beach in Wildwood?

    We would love to go further south on our next vacation but we so love being almost directly on the beach - and heard that Maine is great for that - that we always end up going in the same area.

  2. Those on Ocean Ave are closest to the beach.

    Where we stay we walk about 2 1/2 blocks to get to the boardwalk.