Since the weather was nice today, my son and I took a day trip down to Wildwood to check things out while practicing social distancing. The weather was sunny and mild down the shore...although it was a tad windy. There were a decent amount of people on the boardwalk although not much was open. The only shopping store we saw open was Kona Sports on Rio Grande Ave...and I'm not sure how they were allowed open. No arcades were open. There were the usual restaurants open for March...although they were all take out or delivery. We saw many people getting their businesses ready for the season, so hopefully Covid-19 will subside by Memorial Day. Here are some pictures and observations.
This Dollar General opened up across from the Port Elizabeth Fire House on Route 47. It was open for business and many people were there.
Stamped concrete sidewalk designed to look like a boardwalk going in on Rio Grande avenue.
The remains of the minigolf next to the Tom Cat on Rio Grande ave.
The current condition of the Tom Cat on Rio Grande Avenue.
They are still adding to the paintings on the water towers. They added "Home of the Warriors" on one of them and it looks like they're adding another beach ball on the other.
There was a memorial service for a fallen fire fighter happening next to the Wildwood City Hall Fire Company.
We spotted this new liquor store next to Schellenger's Restaurant.
The Cedar Ave entrance looks complete now with new railings.
Workers were getting Splash Zone ready for its Memorial Weekend opening.
La Cava's was getting some new signs.
Lots of work was being done at the Boardwalk Mall to get the new Captain Jack's Restaurant open. They also painted a nice neutral color over that hideous whale mural that was added last year. The owner of the property came out and asked me to stop taking pictures...I guess she wants everything to be a big surprise at the start of the season. She did tell me that she rented all the stores in the mall and that the arcade will be open again next season. Hopefully, more of the games will be working this season.
It looks like all the Sea Serpent track was finished and ready for the season.
Some leftovers from the Trump rally still on display.
The dog park was pretty busy and the dogs were NOT social distancing.
Lime Ricky World was getting ready for the season.
No Mack's yet...
Sam's was open, although the dining room was closed of course.
Sorrento II was also open.
Other than Sam's and Sorrento's, this was the only other food place we saw open on the boardwalk.
Gateway was forced to close.
The 26th Street Kohr's doing some painting.
22nd Ave was getting redone near the boardwalk.
This Pizza & Gyro sign on the N. Wildwood Hot Spot looked new.
For lunch, we got an order of wings and nachos from Dog Tooth Grill. It was very good.
We had a nice day trip and headed home around 6 pm. We may return if school remains closed into April.