After a light breakfast, we all rode our bikes down the boardwalk. It's about a 1.5 mile walk/ride and you can only ride bikes until 10:00am. We rode all the way down to Sunset Beach, watched the surfers and walked along out on the jetty rocks.
We then changed and were headed down to the beach. It was still a little cool...and very windy..in fact, the sand was even a little painful as the wind blew. But...the boys had a blast playing in the water...boogie boarding and body surfin and just jumping in the waves.
We came back about 12:30 and the gumdrop tree had bloomed...yep...magical combination of sea air, salt water and sunshine. Only happens in Cape May!
Then we headed down to Convention Hall for the Pirate Dig. I was a little weary as there were a TON of kids. But...a pirate came out and directed all to walk a few blocks down to a beach. They had the areas roped off: 2-4, 5-7, 8-10. At the sound of the whistle...all the kids went into the area and started digging for treasure. We didn't know, so we didn't bring a shovel...but Grant just kept digging and digging with his little hands. His system was a little off as he would dig in one area and then move to a completely different area...then a different area. I was getting nervous as it appeared that a lot of kids were finding their treasure box buried in the sand. After about 15 minutes, they let parents in to help...so I drug my foot...felt something and called him over...and "tada"...his very own treasure box. Inside was an eye patch, tattoo, bubbles, postcard and a 50cent piece.. He was so excited. Overall I was really impressed...I was imagining a bunch of little trinkets...but the actual treasure box was kinda cool. Grant had a blast!