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Monday, August 19, 2019

Best Subs and Hoagies in Wildwood at Russo's Market

Russo's Market in Wildwood, New Jersey
Russo's Market has been in business for over 40 years and have built up quite the reputation with locals and visitors to the Wildwood island. The market is famous for having the best hoagies, subs, hamburgers, and steaks. While I can't comment on all of their menu offerings, I can tell you that in my honest opinion they do offer the BEST Philly Cheesesteak in the area.

Every time we're visiting the Stone Harbor, Wildwood, and Cape May area...we always stop into Russo's to pick up our hoagies and subs. They make the perfect lunch or dinner. You can call ahead for pick-up or order when you get there. All foods are prepared 100% Trans Fat Free.
Philly Cheesesteak from Russo's Market in Wildwood, New Jersey

When we go I always order the Cheesesteak while my wife orders the Chicken Cheesesteak. In my honest opinion, both are real winners!!! To go along with their delicious hoagies and sandwiches, you can visit their deli for freshly made macaroni salad, potato salad, dill pickles, pasta salads, freshly sliced fruits, coleslaw, and more!
Chicken Cheesesteak from Russo's Market in Wildwood, New Jersey

You'll find Russo's Market located on 901 Ocean Avenue in Wildwood, New Jersey. They're within walking distance from many of the hotels in North Wildwood and within driving distance (only a few minutes) from other locations on the island. When it comes to payment, Cash is accepted but there is an ATM machine there that you can use your debit card and obtain cash for your order.

We've been visiting the south Jersey Shore area for the past 19 years and we've tried a lot of different places when it comes to subs and hoagies. In our honest opinion, Russo's Market is the best! They're affordable, offer larger portion sizes, and they're delicious!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Family Fun at the Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm

Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm in Cape May, New Jersey
Heading down to the south Jersey Shore and looking for a fun, family-friendly, totally affordable activity that's off the beaten path? Tired of the beach, boardwalk and typical tourist attractions? If so, you'll want to plan a visit to the Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm located near Cape May.

The Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm is a small farm owned and operated by Tim and Tish Carpinelli located near historic Cape May, New Jersey. If you're visiting Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City, Wildwood or Cape May, you can reach the farm in less than 30 minutes by car. We were in Wildwood and it only took us 20 minutes to get there.
Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm in Cape May, New Jersey

You'll want to visit their website for their current hours of operation. You can visit during public viewing days or schedule your own private farm tour. We planned ahead and scheduled a private farm tour which lasted approximately 45 minutes. Once we arrived, our tour guide met us at the fence to begin the tour. Please note...the farm tours run rain or shine, so dress appropriately and plan ahead for the ever-changing weather.

Before I give you any more information, I do want to state that this was our second visit to the Alpaca Farm. Last year we took our granddaughter and this year we took our entire immediate family. We had our 2 grandchildren, adult daughter and my mother-in-law along with us. Everyone really enjoyed the tour.
Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm in Cape May, New Jersey

Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm in Cape May, New Jersey

The beginning of your tour starts off with your guide giving you information about the Alpaca Farm and the animals that live there. You'll then be handed an apron and a pre-made bag of sliced carrot sticks to feed to the Alpacas. Our tour began with the "male" Alpacas where we met the blind Alpaca named Tiger (our granddaughter's favorite), Panda (one of my favorites), and I forget the name of the third male that we had a chance to meet. All three of them were friendly and adorable!

After visiting with the boys...we made our way into the pen that houses the female Alpacas. Several of the females came out of the barn and made their way to us. All of the females were friendly and we were able to pet them and feed them their favorite food...carrot sticks! While feeding them the tour guide will educate you about Alpacas and you can ask the guide any questions that you may have. We found our tour guide to be extremely knowledgeable & he was very patient in answering all of our questions that we had.
Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm in Cape May, New Jersey

We spent a good 30 minutes in the "girls" pen feeding and petting them. If you heard that Alpacas can spit...that is true. However, these Alpacas were extremely friendly and NONE of them spit on us. They came right up to us and you could tell that they were used to having visitors around them. Our 10 year old granddaughter and 3 1/2 year old grandson absolutely loved being up close & personal with them!

Once your done with the farm tour you can go into their on-site little gift shop to pick up some souvenirs. You'll find handmade scarves, gloves, mittens, socks, sweaters, hats, ponchos, capes, blankets, plush animals. t-shirts, alpaca finger puppets, key chains, etc. They have a little video in the gift shop that you can watch which shows you one of the Alpacas being born. That was really cool to see.
Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm in Cape May, New Jersey

You'll find the Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm located on 521 Route 47 South in Cape May, New Jersey 08204. You can reach them by phone at 609-889-4957 and visit their website or follow the farm over on Facebook. We had a great time and definitely will visit again.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Spend the Day at Land of Little Horses in Gettysburg

Land of Little Horses in Gettysburg Pennsylvania
The Land of Little Horses is a performing animal theme park and farm located at 125 Glenwood Drive in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. . They feature scheduled shows that star the miniature horses which are the main attraction. The theme park is open weather permitting April through October, every day from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and is handicap accessible.

Even though its called Land of Little Horses, they have a lot more than just miniature horses! On the farm you'll see goats, chickens, alpacas, peacocks, horses, ponies, pigs, sheep, deer, miniature donkeys, and more! I like to think of it as a petting, performance zoo and farm that caters to children and adults!
Land of Little Horses in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

Current Admission Prices (Season 2019)

Children ages 3-11 years $12.95
Adults ages 12 & over $15.95
Seniors and Active Military $12.95
Season Pass $49.95 per person
Land of Little Horses in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

Once inside the park you're free to roam around and participate in the activities that you're interested in. The majority of them are included in your admission price, others do require an additional fee. You can find a full list of activities and their event schedule on their website.

Our grandchildren love to feed and pet the animals. You can't bring food into the park, but you can purchase approved animal feed cups once you're there. One of the activities that the kids really enjoy are the pony rides which cost $5.00 per child/per ride. Oh my gosh, these rides are one of the biggest highlights from our visit. The kids talked about it for hours and hours!
Land of Little Horses in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

Land of Little Horses in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

There is a really nice playground area for the kids to enjoy. They can climb, swing, slide, etc. As a parent, its YOUR JOB to monitor your own children while they're playing. If the kids are into gemstones and rocks, they can go gem mining. You will have to purchase the kit while you're there. Whatever the kids find, they get to take home as a souvenir.

You can make an entire day of it by bringing along your own picnic-style lunch and enjoying that in the picnic area or by purchasing food at their onsite cafe (salads, subs, french fries, wraps, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, chicken nuggets, ice cream, ice-cold beverages, etc.).
Land of Little Horses in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

After you're done you can visit the Gift Shop to pick up all kinds of collectibles, gifts, souvenirs and children's toys. There is something for everyone...a great way to finish off your day. You can learn more by visiting the Land of Little Horses website or by following them on Facebook.