Sunday, June 24, 2012
Pool side at the Port Royal.
Before we move forward, I can't believe I forgot to post the photo of Wet Dog the pirate taking a nap on Mark's shoulder:
There now, that's better.
We stayed in the area of town known as Wildwood Crest. It's a little quieter than Wildwood proper, and the surrounding area looks more residential and groomed. This was the view from our balcony at the Port Royal Hotel. I'm willing to bet that there isn't a better place to stay at the Jersey shore. It was clean and modern, and had a very nice, reasonably priced family style restaurant in the lobby, where you could enjoy an ocean view while you dined. As you can see from the photo, there's a large park right next door. What you might not be able to see is how WIDE the beach is. While the Port Royal is right on the beach, it's quite a walk to get to the ocean.
Nevertheless, we made the trek a few times so that Lauren could pursue her favorite pastime...
...looking for shells.
Another great feature of the hotel was the pool area.
It had a large kiddie pool.
And a large big kid pool too.
Lauren really enjoyed both of them.
Mark...not so much. Next, we'll head up to the boardwalk and see what kind of trouble we can get into there.