So my son and I ventured to Wildwood from August 4th to August 7th for our annual Labor Day trip. We usually leave Sunday morning, but this year we decided to stay until Monday morning and try for the Sunday drawings at Gateway 26. My daughter is still concerned about Covid-19 so she stayed home with my wife this year. The weather was great during the entire trip and we had a good time. Here are some pictures and observations.
We ate at 2-Mile Landing to celebrate my birthday and had a great meal with a great view.
I had my final piece of Mack's for the season...and it was great!
They added this new historical plaque at the front of Hunt's Pier. Interesting story.
The block between Maple and Glenwood is completely closed again. Apparently the roof leaked during the last big storm and all the stores needed to close.
Roll-A-Bingo at the location of the old Olympic Casino was finally open and my son and I played a game. My suggestion, just stick with Fascination at Randy's place if you are interested in this type of game. The new machines are not that great and they don't know how to call/conduct the game there. My son and I were the only ones playing and the guy did four corners both games. I mean, who starts with four corners when you're trying to hook new people? Also, they just blare music while you're playing like it's a disco in there. They really don't have a clue on how to run a Fascination parlor...and if they don't figure it out they won't be around long.
The world skee ball tournament was going on Saturday night at Ed's 3...but we didn't stick around to see the winner.
Ed's did have these neat souvenirs made from old boardwalk wood. We got one for our house.
Lime Ricky's World had some neat artwork for sale made with laser engraved boardwalk wood. I wouldn't mind having one of these for the house.
It was packed in Gateway Sunday night for the big drawings. They actually hit capacity and there was a long line of people outside waiting to get in.
My son won a golden ticket from one of the draw poker machines. We got 5 drawing tickets and 200 points for it.
We actually won the 3rd highest drawing...12000 tickets! My son was happy.
This is the family that won the Mustang convertible. The mother was a cancer survivor and thrilled to win the car.
We did well this trip getting golden tickets and Totos....especially at Ed's Funcade.
Although it was a weird season due to Covid-19, we still managed to have fun and we are looking forward to returning to close up the house in October. Until then, it's back to reality.
Glad you had a great time. I went yesterday for day. Its all I could swing this year but my streak of visiting ww every year remains intact.
We took a short (for us) 3 day trip in early August. We were there during the hurricane, and part of the roof blew off of the block between Maple and Glenwood. It took out power lines behind it, and the whole block of stores and a few in the next block didn't have power when we left 2 days later. Randy got lucky, as it missed him by just a few stores. Congrats on the win at Gateway. We would love to go over Labor Day some year, but since I work in the schools, we are back in school by then. We actually got 3 Totos this year finally, but no Golden Ticket. We almost bought one of the big pieces from Lime Ricky, but I have no idea where we would put it. Evidently Chris made a lot of smaller ones over the winter and sold all of them. He is already planning making them this winter.
I really enjoyed your report and great pics. I would like to have one of those boardwalk pieces. Were they for sale or did you have to win enough points to get one? We cancelled our reservations this year, the first cancellation ever, due to the possibility that Pennsylvania would be declared a hot spot the day we left and being stuck in New Jersey for a 14 day quarantine. Even though I thought that was extremely unlikely I could not take the chance. The reality of that would see us having spent our vacation money and then having to stay for 14 more days. Where would we stay and with what money. The possibility of job loss due to being absent. Our reservations are made for next year and I hope that sanity will once again rule the day at that time.
Great pictures. We personally would not go into a crowd or arcade or restaurant right now due to the virus so no vacations for us this year. But i enjoyed the boardwalk through your report. Thank you. :)