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From Dock to Dish and Grape to Glass in Cape May

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Itinerary for Apr 21 — Apr 26, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: When the Inn of Cape May began life in 1894, it boasted what were then state-of-the-art amenities: steam heat, gas lights, an electric system, and a wonderful wrap-around verandah to catch ocean breezes. Today, the Inn’s original Otis elevator from 1900 is still in service, operated by hotel staff as available. Guest rooms are basic and modestly sized, featuring retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C and cable TV. Rooms are furnished as they would have been a century ago with wicker and vintage furniture, and may either have two full-size beds or one queen or king-size bed. The Inn of Cape May also offers a restaurant, bar and in-ground pool, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the main pedestrian area.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are located on 2nd through 5th floor, though Road Scholar participants are generaly placed on 3rd and above to be removed from street noise. Rooms are furnished with double, queen and/or king-sized beds, cable TV with remote control, heat and air conditioning. Every bathroom is equipped with a shower, though some are stall showers and some are in tubs. Some bathrooms are equipped with grab bars. As the bathrooms are a 20th century retrofit, the guest rooms are modestly-sized and differ in lay-out and configuration. Rooms are not equipped with telephones or alarm clocks. The room assignments are made based on needs of the group and can't be changed from one view to another.

Facility amenities: The family owned and operated Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the building is historic, it offers modern day comforts such as a lobby seating area with gas fireplace, WiFi in the public areas of the first floor and the front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel does have a vintage elevator, which is not self-service. It must be operated by hotel personnel who are available 24 hours a day. There is a first floor restaurant and bar. Free guest parking is available directly across the street. A 15 minute loading space is directly in front of the main entrance and a bellman is available for convenient check-in. There is an in-ground pool, open seasonally. The hotel is on the oceanfront, just a short walk from the main pedestrian shopping area and within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only stall showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate.
Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 21 - 3:00 PM: Registration. 5:00 PM: wine and cheese...
3:00 PM: Registration. 5:00 PM: wine and cheese reception. 7:30 PM: Orientation

Afternoon: 3pm: Program registration in hotel lobby. 4pm: Registration for guest rooms. 5pm: Wine and cheese reception in dining room.

Dinner: 6pm: Three-course dinner in hotel dining room. Choice of three menu items available.

Evening: 7:30pm: Introductions of coordinator and participants, review of week's programs and logistics and menu, orientation to hotel and city of Cape May, including activities for free time.

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: When the Inn of Cape May began life in 1894, it boasted what were then state-of-the-art amenities: steam heat, gas lights, an electric system, and a wonderful wrap-around verandah to catch ocean breezes. Today, the Inn’s original Otis elevator from 1900 is still in service, operated by hotel staff as available. Guest rooms are basic and modestly sized, featuring retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C and cable TV. Rooms are furnished as they would have been a century ago with wicker and vintage furniture, and may either have two full-size beds or one queen or king-size bed. The Inn of Cape May also offers a restaurant, bar and in-ground pool, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the main pedestrian area.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are located on 2nd through 5th floor, though Road Scholar participants are generaly placed on 3rd and above to be removed from street noise. Rooms are furnished with double, queen and/or king-sized beds, cable TV with remote control, heat and air conditioning. Every bathroom is equipped with a shower, though some are stall showers and some are in tubs. Some bathrooms are equipped with grab bars. As the bathrooms are a 20th century retrofit, the guest rooms are modestly-sized and differ in lay-out and configuration. Rooms are not equipped with telephones or alarm clocks. The room assignments are made based on needs of the group and can't be changed from one view to another.

Facility amenities: The family owned and operated Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the building is historic, it offers modern day comforts such as a lobby seating area with gas fireplace, WiFi in the public areas of the first floor and the front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel does have a vintage elevator, which is not self-service. It must be operated by hotel personnel who are available 24 hours a day. There is a first floor restaurant and bar. Free guest parking is available directly across the street. A 15 minute loading space is directly in front of the main entrance and a bellman is available for convenient check-in. There is an in-ground pool, open seasonally. The hotel is on the oceanfront, just a short walk from the main pedestrian shopping area and within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only stall showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate.
Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 22 - Cooking Class/Field Trip/Performance
Breakfast: 8:30am: Choice of hot breakfast, oatmeal or cold cereal.Yogurt, fruit and toast basket available on request.

Morning: 9:45am: Overview of MAC 10:45am: Cheese demo/tasting at Seaside Cheese, Cape May's artisenal cheese shop where owner Steve White will explain how cheese is made and aged and how to pair it.

Lunch: 12:30pm: The class will travel to The Mad Batter, Cape May's first gourmet restaurant, for a three course lunch. During dessert, pastry chef Linda Pendrak will demonstrate the recipe for the dessert being served.

Afternoon: 2:30pm: A trolley will shuttle the group to Hawk Haven Winery for a tasting of several of the wines produced.

Dinner: 6:00pm: Dinner served in hotel dining room. Three menu choices available.

Evening: 7:30pm: Lecture- Victorian Social History. This illustrated lecture shows what made the Victorians tick socially, religiously, medically and more.

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: When the Inn of Cape May began life in 1894, it boasted what were then state-of-the-art amenities: steam heat, gas lights, an electric system, and a wonderful wrap-around verandah to catch ocean breezes. Today, the Inn’s original Otis elevator from 1900 is still in service, operated by hotel staff as available. Guest rooms are basic and modestly sized, featuring retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C and cable TV. Rooms are furnished as they would have been a century ago with wicker and vintage furniture, and may either have two full-size beds or one queen or king-size bed. The Inn of Cape May also offers a restaurant, bar and in-ground pool, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the main pedestrian area.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are located on 2nd through 5th floor, though Road Scholar participants are generaly placed on 3rd and above to be removed from street noise. Rooms are furnished with double, queen and/or king-sized beds, cable TV with remote control, heat and air conditioning. Every bathroom is equipped with a shower, though some are stall showers and some are in tubs. Some bathrooms are equipped with grab bars. As the bathrooms are a 20th century retrofit, the guest rooms are modestly-sized and differ in lay-out and configuration. Rooms are not equipped with telephones or alarm clocks. The room assignments are made based on needs of the group and can't be changed from one view to another.

Facility amenities: The family owned and operated Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the building is historic, it offers modern day comforts such as a lobby seating area with gas fireplace, WiFi in the public areas of the first floor and the front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel does have a vintage elevator, which is not self-service. It must be operated by hotel personnel who are available 24 hours a day. There is a first floor restaurant and bar. Free guest parking is available directly across the street. A 15 minute loading space is directly in front of the main entrance and a bellman is available for convenient check-in. There is an in-ground pool, open seasonally. The hotel is on the oceanfront, just a short walk from the main pedestrian shopping area and within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only stall showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate.
Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 23 - Cooking Class/Field Trip
Breakfast: 8:30am: Choice of hot breakfast, oatmeal or cold cereal.Yogurt, fruit and toast basket available on request.

Morning: 10am: Lecture- nutrition with a registered dietician from a local hospital. 11am: The class walks to Martini Beach, a beachfront restaurant for a cooking demonstration from chef John Siuta.

Lunch: 12:30pm: The class will have lunch at Martini Beach

Afternoon: 1:45pm: Lecture- Consumin Passions: back at the hotel, the group will learn how foodways, preservation, preparation and service changed during the Victorian era. 3:00pm: The group will shuttle to the Cape May Winery for a vineyard tour and tasting of several of the winery's wines.

Dinner: 6pm: Diner at hotel. Choice of three menu options.

Evening: 7:30pm: Movie Night- Watch a screening of Julie and Julia, accompanied by popcorn.

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: When the Inn of Cape May began life in 1894, it boasted what were then state-of-the-art amenities: steam heat, gas lights, an electric system, and a wonderful wrap-around verandah to catch ocean breezes. Today, the Inn’s original Otis elevator from 1900 is still in service, operated by hotel staff as available. Guest rooms are basic and modestly sized, featuring retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C and cable TV. Rooms are furnished as they would have been a century ago with wicker and vintage furniture, and may either have two full-size beds or one queen or king-size bed. The Inn of Cape May also offers a restaurant, bar and in-ground pool, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the main pedestrian area.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are located on 2nd through 5th floor, though Road Scholar participants are generaly placed on 3rd and above to be removed from street noise. Rooms are furnished with double, queen and/or king-sized beds, cable TV with remote control, heat and air conditioning. Every bathroom is equipped with a shower, though some are stall showers and some are in tubs. Some bathrooms are equipped with grab bars. As the bathrooms are a 20th century retrofit, the guest rooms are modestly-sized and differ in lay-out and configuration. Rooms are not equipped with telephones or alarm clocks. The room assignments are made based on needs of the group and can't be changed from one view to another.

Facility amenities: The family owned and operated Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the building is historic, it offers modern day comforts such as a lobby seating area with gas fireplace, WiFi in the public areas of the first floor and the front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel does have a vintage elevator, which is not self-service. It must be operated by hotel personnel who are available 24 hours a day. There is a first floor restaurant and bar. Free guest parking is available directly across the street. A 15 minute loading space is directly in front of the main entrance and a bellman is available for convenient check-in. There is an in-ground pool, open seasonally. The hotel is on the oceanfront, just a short walk from the main pedestrian shopping area and within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only stall showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate.
Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 24 - Cooking Class/Lectures/Performance
Breakfast: 8:30am: Choice of hot breakfast, oatmeal or cold cereal.Yogurt, fruit and toast basket available on request.

Morning: 9:45am: Lecture- Victorian Etiquette and Manners. Learn the dos and don'ts of proper behavior prior to your visit to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. 10:45am: Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Cape May's historic district followed by a guided tour of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May's Victorian House Museum.

Lunch: 12:30pm: Three course lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Emlen Physick Estate followed by a Tea & Temperance Debate, living history performance set in Cape May of 1899 between saloon keeper Patrick Collins and WCTU Member Jennie Wales.

Afternoon: 3pm: An Afternoon with the Physick Family- meet Dr. Physick, his mother Mrs. Ralston and his maiden Aunt Emilie Parmentier. Learn about life in both a Victorian household and small seashore resort. Enjoy the news and gossip of the day.

Dinner: 6pm: Dinner in hotel dining room. Choice of three menu options.

Evening: 7:30pm: Tales of Olde Cape May- an evening of storytelling, featuring stories of characters from Cape May's Victorian heyday.

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: When the Inn of Cape May began life in 1894, it boasted what were then state-of-the-art amenities: steam heat, gas lights, an electric system, and a wonderful wrap-around verandah to catch ocean breezes. Today, the Inn’s original Otis elevator from 1900 is still in service, operated by hotel staff as available. Guest rooms are basic and modestly sized, featuring retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C and cable TV. Rooms are furnished as they would have been a century ago with wicker and vintage furniture, and may either have two full-size beds or one queen or king-size bed. The Inn of Cape May also offers a restaurant, bar and in-ground pool, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the main pedestrian area.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are located on 2nd through 5th floor, though Road Scholar participants are generaly placed on 3rd and above to be removed from street noise. Rooms are furnished with double, queen and/or king-sized beds, cable TV with remote control, heat and air conditioning. Every bathroom is equipped with a shower, though some are stall showers and some are in tubs. Some bathrooms are equipped with grab bars. As the bathrooms are a 20th century retrofit, the guest rooms are modestly-sized and differ in lay-out and configuration. Rooms are not equipped with telephones or alarm clocks. The room assignments are made based on needs of the group and can't be changed from one view to another.

Facility amenities: The family owned and operated Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the building is historic, it offers modern day comforts such as a lobby seating area with gas fireplace, WiFi in the public areas of the first floor and the front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel does have a vintage elevator, which is not self-service. It must be operated by hotel personnel who are available 24 hours a day. There is a first floor restaurant and bar. Free guest parking is available directly across the street. A 15 minute loading space is directly in front of the main entrance and a bellman is available for convenient check-in. There is an in-ground pool, open seasonally. The hotel is on the oceanfront, just a short walk from the main pedestrian shopping area and within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only stall showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate.
Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 25 - Field Trip/cooking demos
Breakfast: 8:30am: Choice of hot breakfast, oatmeal or cold cereal.Yogurt, fruit and toast basket available on request.

Morning: 9:45am: Cooking demo and lecture about organic foods by hotel's chef followed by a shuttle to the Harbor View for a cooking demo by their chef.

Lunch: 12:30pm: Three course lunch at the Harbor View, overlooking the Cape May Harbor, fishing fleet and Coast Guard Base

Afternoon: 1:45pm: A trolley will shuttle the group to Cape May's Fisherman's Wharf for a guided tour of the harbor and fishery. Cape May is the third largest commercial harbor in the United States and there is always something happening in this active port. 3:15 PM: Sweets & Savories Demo.

Dinner: 6pm: Three course dinner served at the Merion Inn, one of Cape May's oldest and most esteemed restaurants. Choice of three menu items available.

Evening: Free Evening

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 26 - Graduation speaker John Philip Sousa
Breakfast: 8:30pm: Choice of hot breakfast, oatmeal or cold cereal.Yogurt, fruit and toast basket available on request. Servers will take orders for box lunch for early departures.

Morning: 9:45am: Living history program: Join John Philip Sousa for a morning of music and history. Sousa was a frequent visitor to Cape May in his day. This living history performance takes you back to the Cape May of 19th century.11:00 AM: Final meeting with coordinator. Final exam will be reviewed; evaluations collected and diplomas distributed.

Lunch: 12:30pm: Lunch served in hotel diningroom. Two options available. Box lunch available for early departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Cape May, NJ
Cape May County Historical Museum(609) 465-3535 The Museum contains extensive and varied exhibits including furnishings, costumes, tools and decorative and practical objects from the 17th to 20th centuries.
For additional information, visit: www.cmcmuseum.org
Leaming's Run Gardens(609) 465-5871 The nation's largest blooming gardens
For additional information, visit: www.leamingsrungardens.com
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts(609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) was formed in 1970 to save the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate from the wrecker’s ball. Today, MAC operates the Physick Estate as Cape May’s only Victorian house museum. MAC has also restored and operates the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse. A multi-faceted, non-profit cultural organization, MAC promotes the preservation and interpretation of Cape May’s Victorian heritage and the performing arts with a year-round schedule of special events and tours.
For additional information, visit: www.capemaymac.org
Naval Air Station WildwoodPHONE (609) 886-8787 Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to restore Hangar #1 at the Cape May County Airport, Lower Township, New Jersey, into an aircraft museum honoring the 41 Naval airmen who perished while training there during World War II. Hangar # 1 was listed onto the National Register of Historic Places September, 1997.
For additional information, visit: www.usnasw.org

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