This weekend, Labor Day weekend, is the last blast of the summer season. While all of us permanent residents who reside in this resort area appreciate all the business, we're also happy to see the END OF THE SEASON so we can take our town back. This year has been especially hectic because of all the new visitors from New Jersey and New York as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
In years past we would receive an occasional New Jersey license plate roll down Route 1, usually on their way to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Once in a great while they would even stop by the hotel for an overnight stay but Wildwood by the Sea we're not. However, this year is so much different. This year we're hearing from the New Jersey folks "Oh, this is SO nice down here. Everyone is SO nice to us." All good things to hear, but oh the traffic. Last week when my Canadian friend Pat was visiting, we counted the New Jersey license plates just around us as we sat in the parking lot that is Route One on Saturday afternoon. Every car save one was a New Jersey license plate!
|For real! We really did see a Texas license plate on Route One - obviously this poor soul is lost|
Each year the traffic seems to get heavier and more hectic during the summer season but this year was especially nuts. I can't imagine what next year will bring.
Note: my apologies for the short blog posting but I'm still dealing my kidney stone problem. It still hasn't passed and this morning I was passing blood. I have a call into my doctor. I'm not in horrible pain thanks to my painkiller prescriptions but I am very tired and nervous because I'm scheduled to work this weekend, the busiest of the year, for four days in a row. Day shift. Pray for me.