Cape May Court House, NJ
Here we are back at Sea Pines. Just for another couple of days, pulling out early Saturday.
As is our usual practice, we look for the nearest United Methodist Church to the campground. This one I've been curious about for many years. Sunday seemed the perfect time to stop in.
Methodism was founded in the late 1700's by John Wesley and his brother Charles who were members of the Church of England. Francis Asbury was an itinerant preacher to America. He rode horseback starting new congregations and local Meeting Houses. Look in any hymnal sometime.....you would be amazed at the hymns written by Charles. O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing; Arise, My Soul Arise; Jesus, Lover of my Soul; A Charge to Keep I Have; I Want a Principle Within; Love Divine All Loves Excelling; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Christ the Lord is Risen Today and thousands more.
My paternal grandmother's maiden name was Ford. I know much of the family settled along the Mullica River in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, about 35 miles from here. However, one of her sisters lived in nearby Avalon. Also, my mother always told me that my grandmother wanted me to be named Rachel, an old family name. The names on these stones? Charles Ford and Rachel Ford. Curious.
Now for the birds. Driving down near the bay is this a common sight. Egrets nesting.
Here in the campground it's the Rusty Blackbirds
And while driving around Granddaughter Abby spotted this fellow. No idea what it is. Judy?