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1  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: into our second week of vaca
 on: Yesterday at 8:07pm 
Started by FlyinGN | Post by HappyGilmore
We made the most of it.  We'd made friends with some of the other guests over the years so we'd sit out as there was some protection at times from the rain, and we'd talk...have a couple beers, listen to the radio.  Just, all the stores were closed, so no boards or anything.  Least it cleared out for the weekend.
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2  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Trip Reports / Re: 8-13-14 to 8-18-14 Trip Report with Pictures
 on: Aug 21st, 2014, 9:13pm 
Started by Dark in the Park | Post by warren
Really enjoyed the pics.
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3  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Trip Reports / Re: 9/1-9/7
 on: Aug 21st, 2014, 5:48pm 
Started by HappyGilmore | Post by HappyGilmore
Well, Joshua said he has a place in WW, and said he likes to relax there watching the ocean whenever possible. During the day, he sits by his pavilion with his paintings and people come up and can buy them, but at night he does his show. My cousin, she just turned 17, loves him. She moved to South Carolina, and hasn't been to WW since. So I had him sign something for her and we got a picture. Sent it to her
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4  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Planning Short Trip Last Week Of August
 on: Aug 21st, 2014, 1:45pm 
Started by wildwood_since_85 | Post by Bryan
Quote from wildwood_since_85 on Aug 19th, 2014, 4:27pm:
Yes I had it as a possibility of trying if not in the Crest. Seems like a real solid choice if staying in Wildwood

Im approaching 25 different places that I have stayed at. I guess it can never be enough

 
I hear that. It's funny... I definitely have my "preferred region" to stay in. Way back when, it was the Crest and nowhere else (but not too far south in the Crest)... but the Matador made NWW an option (though being far away from all the regular places makes it tougher). And all the great places in the south end of WW proper were great. I think my region has expanded to anything south of Rio Grande in WW, which even puts Le Voyageur out of that area! Funny how it works...
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5  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Morey's Piers September Schedule
 on: Aug 21st, 2014, 1:41pm 
Started by wildwood_since_85 | Post by Bryan
Quote from wildwood_since_85 on Aug 19th, 2014, 4:33pm:
When I first posted this in July they had Surfside and Mariners open from 6-10 tues wed and thurs

This did surprise me and I was wondering if it was really true. Well now Surfside is gone but I am still surprised that Mariners is open. Maybe im wrong but i thought in recent years it would have been closed as well on that tues wed and thurs.

 
Yeah... I wonder how much of the schedule they stick to and how much had changed from years past. I feel like as far back as I can remember, Mariner's was always the last to close, yeah? Morey's Fears was part of the reason, but even before that...
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6  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Fire Hydrant on Beach
 on: Aug 21st, 2014, 1:40pm 
Started by Dark in the Park | Post by Bryan
Quote from Dark in the Park on Aug 19th, 2014, 5:39pm:
Quote from Bryan on Aug 19th, 2014, 3:48pm:
In case you're wondering, the snake head/mouth of this old ride can be found on the second level at artBOX. Saw that one of the small areas was open to go up (on top of the art gallery container, I believe) to watch fireworks. My girlfriend and I were not alone in the idea, but we noticed a big huge hollow snake head on top. Looking at it long enough, giving it a few knocks with my hand, it dawned on me. Nice to see they used the rest for something fun.


I'll have to check that out.

 
artBOX has definitely cleared out or rearranged most of the old ride pieces that littered its area last year. Worth a walk-through, but I was so used to seeing the steps to the tops roped off that being able to go up there surprised me. A few cocktail tables and chairs... really should open up to a nice little eating area.
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7  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Trip Reports / Re: 9/1-9/7
 on: Aug 21st, 2014, 1:29pm 
Started by HappyGilmore | Post by Bryan
Quote from HappyGilmore on Aug 19th, 2014, 8:12pm:
Can tell you this much, there's no line so if you want to eat at Mack's or Sam's, you're seated right away.

Last year we stopped by Mack's and had a nice conversation with Joshua Moonshine.   Grin

 
Ha, nice! I do suppose that's the benefits. I'm surprised he's set up too. He'd be one of those ones quick to pack up, I'd imagine. No crowd, no audience.
 
Looking forward to that somewhat-isolated feeling a bit though, in September. I'm going Saturday to Monday, heading out early Monday. But Sunday after the piers close at 5 I fully expect it to be a little spooky.
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8  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Trip Reports / Re: July 2014 Trip Report: It Rained
 on: Aug 20th, 2014, 6:51pm 
Started by Roberts Avenue | Post by FlyinGN
loved your pics roberts!! Thanks!
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9  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Trip Reports / Re: July 2014 Trip Report: It Rained
 on: Aug 20th, 2014, 10:31am 
Started by Roberts Avenue | Post by fuzzyscorpio
Mid-July is when I had originally planned my first trip to the Wildwoods in four years (the visit that wound up later at the Bel-Air). Probably the same week. I was pretty unhappy with the forecast a few days out, and fortunately was able to postpone and save my deposit. (I moved it to the motorcycle rally weekend.) I'm sorry you had such disappointing weather but your great photos testify that even when conditions are way below optimum, this place we love is still pretty wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
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10  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Trip Reports / Re: July 2014 Trip Report: It Rained
 on: Aug 20th, 2014, 7:00am 
Started by Roberts Avenue | Post by warren
Great pics Roberts. And as a desert hiker from The Crest, the north beach entrances are very nice.
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