Posted in Barry, Cape May, New Jersey, Ocean City, Summer, Summer of Barry, The Roomie, The Wildwoods, What We Did On Our Summer Vacation, Wildwood Crest

The Summer of Barry – Vacation

The Roomie took us to the Beach again this year for Vacation.  Fun had by all…especially me!

I was all over the Jersey Shore.  From Wildwood Crest to Cape May to Ocean City.  I was getting it done!

I saw the Sunken Ship at Sunset Beach, Cape May.

I saw the World War II Watch Tower as well.  What a view!

I went Shopping at the Washington Street Mall.

Stopped by Winterwood for some Christmas Cheer!

Watched Totality of the Solar Eclipse on TV because Jersey didn’t experience Totality.

But what we did have was pretty spectacular any way.

I watched the Sunset at Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest.

And I spent the day at the bay with my friends.

The Beach…oh the beach…I heart you most of all.  What a vacation it was!

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Posted in Cape May, Homie the Gnomie, Jersey Shore, New Jersey, The Fairy Files, The Wildwoods, Vacations Around The Globe, Wildwood Crest

Homie the Vacation Minion!

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SAM_4018 (400x300)I love to sight see more than my roommates.  I went with Bantley to the Lighthouse at Hereford.  It was really neat.  The gardens were beautiful.  The views from the top of the lighthouse were amazing and the view of the ocean was perfect!

When we were in Cape May we went to see the Firehouse.  It’s a free exhibit (so you know I’m in).  Lots of history there.  Also the Roomie was thrilled there was a cut out fireman to stick her face in.  She’s a weirdo.

Although, when we went to the Aviation Museum I did stick my face in the astronaut.  So many cool things this summer.  I wonder what’s going on this fall!

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Posted in Bantley the Troll, Cape May, Files, Jersey Shore, New Jersey, Summer, The Wildwoods, Vacations Around The Globe, What We Did On Our Summer Vacation, Wildwood Crest

Bantley’s First Vacation…Ever

So Bantley went on his first Vacation ever and he seemed to like it.  Here he is smiling.

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The beach was lovely and he got to hang out with his friends.

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He even went sightseeing.

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It was a great time.  He was making friends everywhere he went.  There was this lovely Frenchman who thought he was a celebrity but found out that Bantley was just a fun loving Troll with a penchant to having his photo taken.

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He is one handsome Troll.  Sure not as good looking as me but then again…who is?  I’m Bjorn Maelstrom and I’m hysterical!  Wait till you see what Homie was up to on vacation.

Posted in Arvid, Bjorn Maelstrom, Boone Maelstrom, Cape May, Ingrid Maelstrom, New Jersey, Nils Maelstrom, Norwegian Explorer, Seasons, Summer, The Wildwoods, Wildwood Crest

The Maelstrom’s On Vacation

It’s not a regular time when a bunch of the Maelstrom’s are in town for a group vacation.  This year we lucked out.

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A Family Portrait at the Beach (Boone, Ingrid, Bjorn, Arvid and Nils).

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The weather was perfect and the water was refreshing.  Being Nordic we tend to like the weather colder but even the heat of the summer could dampen our fun.

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Nils was all over the place.  This was his first trip to a beach ever.  He doesn’t speak much English but he was having a blast!

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We are a fun bunch that much is true about the Maelstroms!!

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Ingrid did a lot of sightseeing on her own.  She loves all the tourist things like Museums and such.  Here she is at the Cape May Firehouse Museum.

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She also made it to the Aviation Museum.  She said we missed a great time.  You can get in the vehicles and play with the equipment.  I definitely need to visit this one!  I love touching stuff!

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, Cape May, Christmas Snow, Jersey Shore, Mick Mouse, New Jersey, The Fairy Files, The Roomie, Travelers, Vacations Around The Globe, Witch Hazel

Bjorn and Friends – Vacation – Part II – The Lighthouse

Cape May Lighthouse is very cool.  Well lets face it most lighthouses are cool…especially haunted ones.  But that’s more a topic for Halloween.  Any way,  We all took a trip to the Cape May Lighthouse and thanks to the Roomie walking up 199 steps we got to see the incredible views.


Chris wasn’t in these pictures because she was in line for a snow cone at the food truck….sheesh!


Dude it’s high up here!


A Lighthouse with a view.



The Roomie was hot and exhausted but honestly I was okay with her carrying us up the 199 steps.  We felt great when we got to the top…HA HA HA!

Posted in Bean, Bjorn Maelstrom, Cape May, Christmas Snow, Mick Mouse, New Jersey, The Roomie, Witch Hazel

Bjorn and Friends on Vacation – Part I

We were on vacation this past week.  And by we I mean the Roomie, Bean, Hazel, Mick, Chris and myself.  You didn’t think I was going to miss vacation did ya?  Seriously, if anyone needs a vacation it’s the guy with the fractured nose, lol.

Bjorn and the Sunken ShipEveryone wanted their picture taken.  Here were are at the S.S. Atlantus at Sunset Beach, Cape May, New Jersey.

Down the street from Sunset Beach is the World War II Lookout Tower.  It was very cool.  The tour guides were Seniors who had served or lived during WWII and were from the area.

There were about 150 Steps which was no problem because the Roomie walked them and we got a ride with her.  Sucker!


This site has a lot of History.  During the war it was a lookout point for German U-Boats.  They even captured one-off the coast.  It hosts memorials to the soldiers who survived and those who didn’t come home at all.  It’s quite moving.

I’m glad that we had the opportunity to see this memorial to WWII.  Check it out if you get a chance.

Posted in Bean, Bjorn Maelstrom, Cape May, Jersey Shore, New Jersey, The Roomie, The Wildwoods, Vacations Around The Globe

Vacation With Bean – Part III – My Near Death Experience

Bean and I saw some amazing things in our travels.  She took me to see the sunken Concrete Ship.  Yep, you read that correctly…Sunken Concrete Ship called Atlantus.  Check it out:

The Atlantus and Bjorn

While visiting the Christmas Towne I had a near death experience.   Bean eventually helped me get out of this pickle but first she laughed…A LOT…and then she grabbed the camera…and after some more laughing and taunting…she helped me.  Thanks Bean!

Call 911 I'm a little Troll in need of Rescue!!!

I sent the Roomie some post cards to taunt her tell her we was having a great time.

Wildwood, New Jersey 🙂

And this is what I wrote…

Yep...I'm Awesome!!!

And here I am Mailing it…

...You've Got Mail...

We had some Rain on vacation but we then went to the Book Store which is way cool!  I got some books written by my cousins…the Hobbits.

I loved this place!
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I LOVE HOBBITS!!

We had a blast on our vacation.  I tried to get Bean to dump the Roomie but for some reason she likes her.  I’m not sure why she does but she does.  I must be losing some of my Troll Swagger because I went from being LL Cool B to Dude your giant head is blocking the TV.  Oh well…I’ll always have Epcot 😉

Posted in Bean, Bjorn Maelstrom, Cape May, Jersey Shore, New Jersey

My Vacation with Bean – Part II – Christmas in August

Bean and I went to see many of the sites around the Shore area.  Here are my pics of my vacation.  I really didn’t want to leave but Bean made me…not so much made me but pointed out that she drove me so…um…I had to go home.

Christmas is awesome of course...Christmas at the Shore...Way Awesome!
Me and Santa YOs!
What? Who's behind me? What do you mean don't turn around????
Behold my Awesomeness!!

Lunch under the Gazebo anyone?

Stay tuned for my next vacation installment…you won’t want to miss it.  I have a near death experience.