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Sep 2

Quick Labor Day Weekend 2019 trip

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Edited: Sep 2

We arrived in Wildwood Saturday the 31st around noon and headed home on Sunday around 1 pm. We had to make it a shorter trip this year because my son joined marching band and he had a Friday night football game that the band played at. The weather in Wildwood was great on both days and we managed to pack a lot in. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

 

The Morey's added some advertising to the back of Dante's and some other smaller buildings.

 

We had no problem getting on the Runaway Tram on Saturday because there was no line.

 

We went to the Wharf for my birthday and we had a nice meal. I got the Ciopinno and it was very good.

 

My daughter did well on the cranes in Gateway and even won this bat Pusheen. She was happy.

 

My son happened upon this Toto in Gateway and made a quick win.

 

Before leaving on Sunday I had all my favorites including a slice of Mack's, a half of roast beef sandwich at Snow White, some Curley's Fries, and a cinnamon/pumpkin swirl at Kohr's.

Although it was a short trip we had fun. The summer ended way too fast again...

Summer does go by too quick, this year was no exception. I believe I last had the pumpkin swirl from Kohr's during Morey's Fears, if memory serves correct it was delicious. Our Kohrs in Seaside doesn't do that flavor, nor do they have Peanut Butter.

No peanut butter or pumpkin in Seaside??? There is no point in going to Kohr's then....

@DarkInThePark Though I love the Peanut Butter, childhood memories always equate Seaside with the Vanilla/Orange Swirl so it's all good. The Kohr's in Seaside is a different owner than the one in Wildwood which may explain the variations of flavors.

excellent documentation, as always Bill. didn't it feel like this summer went by too quick? well, doesn't EVERY summer feel like that?

That's the only Toto card I have even seen this summer! Congrats.

We were lucky and got three regular Totos and one baby Toto this summer.

Sep 19Edited: Sep 19

Great report and pics as always. Glad you posted, Warren

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