Despite a storm the night before that left us a little soggy, the weather was beautiful this Saturday for West Cape May’s annual Lima Bean Festival. We had front-row seats for the music and had the fortune of being next to George’s Place/the y.b., which cooked up kobe sliders with lima aioli.
Our publisher and boss was crowned Lima Bean King! The staff (aka The Royal Court) is, of course, delighted. There will be much bowing in the office.
Lima Bean Contest Winner
We had a tie for the winner of our lima-bean-counting contest. Marge from Wilmington, DE and Deb from Brick, NJ guessed 1,400 lima beans between the two jars, so you’ve both earned a two-year subscription to Cape May Magazine. The total number was 1,449. But we discovered that Alena from Cape May Court House had guessed 1,450–just one bean over! While that technically goes against the contest rules, I successfully argued in your favor, so we’ll be sending a one-year subscription your way.
(And Savannah from Erma, NJ, with a guess of 10,000 beans, never give up that optimism.)
An excavation service has leveled Cocomoe’s Ice Cream on Jackson Street (you know it–pink building, octopus logo), but don’t worry. Cape May Mini Golf will be open in 2016 with a smaller building, according to the business’s Facebook page, and the golf course will be open in the spring.
On my drive down Seashore Road to work this morning, I saw the sun this morning for the first time in four days. It was a little reminiscent of the feeling on Christmas morning, having spent the last three days holed up with my dogs, listening to the wind shake my house. I always like the sun best after a nor’easter.
This most recent storm, which began late Thursday and ended early Sunday, downed branches and trees in the country and caused flooding in Wildwood and other barrier islands. A house in Grassy Sound collapsed into the water. Cape May came through the storm fine, with some flooding that closed Bank and Elmira streets, but we’re drying out today, just a little breezy. The sun is peeking through the leaves on the church next to our office as I type this, and Hurricane Joaquin is curving out to sea.
Kate captured these images on Cape May’s beach this weekend.