Yesterday started pleasantly with a very civilised breakfast on the verandah at the Virginia Hotel followed by a brief walk around the Cape May shops. Onto the lighthouse where we walked up 199 steps for a great, though windy, view of Cape May and environs! The World War 2 bunker on the beach is just behind me on the left, when it was built the bunker was quite a way inland!
Then we boarded the ferry to Lewes and somewhere along the way crossed into Delaware, the second smallest state in the US. After a very brief stop at Mr P’s Pizza, as they stopped serving at 2.59 exactly, we headed for the Pennsbury Inn, our B & B for the next two nights, in the Brandywine Valley. Chip made us welcome, we settled into our room, testing the feather bed mattresses which were very comfy and then explored the gorgeous gardens, admiring the daffodils and hyacinths.
We went to Harvest for dinner, which I must admit far outshone its surroundings in a copper roofed shopping mall! But, as Stella pointed out the advantage of its situation was, for me, that Banana Republic was next door! One of my favourite shops! Happy days, a delicious dinner of Fish tacos, which don’t sound too enticing but were really tasty, as was Stella’s salmon Nicoise, and both less than 500 calories as the menu informed us! Pinot Gris was yesterday’s wine of choice and then port as we retired, courtesy of the inn!
We had a great day today despite the inch of rain but the lights have gone out so I think it is time to retire. My comfy feather bed is calling!