Econo Lodge Somers Point
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... go to school with my host family. There are three kids where I am currently staying. Tyler is an eighth grader and Jake and Bailey are twins that are freshmen in high school. I think I may be out and about later and I'll try and post pictures.
On our last day, John Philip Sousa came to visit and talk about the times and his music. He became leader of the American Marine Band in 1880 which became the first band to play under electric lights in Cape May at the Congress Hall in 1882. Up until Sousa added woodwinds to the band music, American bands played marches and not the music of the great masters. Sousa also gave us a brief history of the Christmas Carol. A carol was a circle dance and carols ...
... us past Victorian homes and other homes with a Georgian or Edwardian look. All were decorated in their Christmas finest.
Lunch was at the Washington Inn where we then took part in a spirited debate about the merits of allowing alcoholic beverage or getting rid of it forever. Cape May voted on having a referendum (which passed), but the temperance party won the final vote and Cape May went dry ...
... out to friends and thus began our card giving. Christmas began as a simple celebration and grew as the Victorian Era went on. The commercialization of Christmas also has its beginnings in the Victorian Era. We then were introduced to Victorian Crafts. Mary tell us that our class is the biggest class she has had stay for the craft instruction. We all had a great deal of fun making Christmas Cards, ...
... 00PM. My room reminds me of a seaside cottage bedroom. I had plenty of time to do a little exploring on my own. I went to the Washington Street Walking Mall. I saw many beautiful Victorian Bed & Breakfast's on my way to the Mall. The stores are all decked out in their Christmas finest. The day was beautiful, balmy and sunny. I had many people look at me as I wandered ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking