Back in Time

I left today on a business trip and ended up in 1956.

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Grab the Coppertone and meet me down on the beach.

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I'm in Wildwood, NJ and it is filled with funky, kitschy seaside motels. I have entered a time warp and I am back in the 50's or 60's and early 70's.

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Didn't every seaside resort town have a motel called the Jolly Roger! Can't forget the pirate.

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I love the neon seahorse.

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Look at the graphics on the sign at the bottom here at the Fleur de Lis.

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The above ground power lines really add to that old fashioned charm.

I love the aqua and peach colors on this one. The fake palm trees are perfect!

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This is the Cape Cod Inn. �I'm sure that back in the day this sign actually rotated.

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Hey, go grab of a bag of White Castle and we can cruise Ocean Blvd.

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15 thoughts on “Back in Time

  1. Fantastic!!!! Boy, they really knew how to make a sign back in the day, didn’t they?!! Loved the tour–thanks for taking us along!
    Smiles, Karen

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  2. Too funny! Fabulous pictures…almost see a new blog or website for you altogether…GEORGIA PEACHEZ VINTAGE TRAVELS

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  3. I’ve been going to Wildwood for 30 years now. We used to go alone as a couple, then with the kids and now, my whole family gets together once a year down there. We have such a good time. The beaches are the best! We also love Cape May. Wish I knew that you were going to be there…maybe next time. xxoo, Susan

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  4. OH, Flashback to the Doo-Wop era, that is such a neat place, it has been about 10 years since I have been there!!
    In October they have a weekend dedicated to the 1950’s….I would love to be there that weekend (of course it would be nice if they celebrated with the hotels having 1950’s room rates!!)

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  5. Ha, ha…I dig it! These motels look like they’ll be used as settings for “Mad Men”. I had a similar moment when I saw my SIL’s apartment building for the first time the other day. The spacious lobby looked like an early 1960s swanky dentist office – the double open stairs, rocky walls, the sofa…it was actually cool that it has never been updated.

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  6. I love these. How lucky that works takes you to these fun places. I am marking this as a place to take the boys. Thanks, for the great photos.

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