7AM Friday morning: Shannon and I hit the road running excited to spend our weekend down in Wildwood, NJ. We started our trip with the crucial Long Island breakfast, egg sandwiches. Along our way we thought we would have a brewery filled lunch. However, to our disappointment brewery after brewery was either closed or not quite open for business yet (maybe it's not always five o'clock somewhere). Our thirst was finally quenched once we hit Cape May Brewing Company. After hours in the car it was just what we needed to start off our vacation, good cold beer and my gorgeous girlfriend outside under the sun.
Checking into the Holly Beach Bed & Breakfast (definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quality place to stay), we realized we were only a block away from the Night of the Troglodytes show happening later that evening. With the sun going down and a case of PBR in hand we headed down to the Night of the Troglodytes show consisting of some pretty rad motorcycles, live music and the wonderful smell of gasoline.
Saturday morning we headed for the beach, Once we arrived I was a little disappointed to see the lack of views of the races with only about two people deep worth of space in front of the sand berms. After a little searching (and a pulled pork sandwich) we found a nice little spot on top of a sand mound to overlook the action. After a couple of hours in the sun and the heat taking its toll we decided to head back and post up on the porch. Next to our bed and breakfast was this small vodka distillery that we just had to try (after a couple of perfect margaritas this probably wasn't the brightest idea). With the sun setting we headed down to the beach for the bonfire as part of TROG and some more live music. Small Town Brewery was on hand supplying all your favorite hard sodas and of course you had the option of a cold PBR. After seeing Aaron Kaufman from Gas Monkey Garage, we were lucky enough to catch the wall of death show which I highly recommend to anyone with the opportunity; these guys have balls of steel and some serious talent. We decided to cap the night off with a stroll down the board walk (winning all of the stuffed animals) and in a local bar singing along to some great live music.
This weekend was a huge success and I want to say thank you to all of those that made The Race of Gentleman happen and Wildwood for allowing the event. This may have been our first time down to Wildwood and to The Race of Gentleman but will not be our last. Till next year!
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