Wanderings: A quiet weekend on the Jersey shore

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Life often gets in the way of special days.  Some days, anniversaries give way to demands from work, and some years we set aside birthdays to be present for milestones in the lives of people we love.  And that’s alright.  We make other time to celebrate each other.

This year our anniversary got sidelined by demands from my job, so at the last minute we used an invitation to a baby shower in New Jersey for the following weekend as an excuse to plan a last minute getaway.  A historic hotel in Asbury Park had an open room that overlooked the sea, and before we knew it, we had rented beach cruisers and set off south along the boardwalk.

It was cool and breezy, and we spent lazy hours biking down the boardwalks of town after town along the Jersey shore, the beaches still quiet in the days before the summer season.  Sometimes we stopped for coffee or food, or to warm our toes in the sand and collect sand dollars, all the while enjoying the crashing waves and each others company.

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7 Comments on “Wanderings: A quiet weekend on the Jersey shore

  1. lovely pictures. Stupid to ask, maybe…I have never stayed on the Jersey shore – we like quiet, mellow, good eats, walks, not especially lux. I’m picking up my husband at Newark on July 7. Any towns or areas that will be on the less intense side, this time of year? You remind me of a friend of ours, Jeff Redman, also an avid photographer.

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    • Hi Susan. We stayed in Asbury Park which was a lot of fun, but were really taken by nearby Ocean Grove, which seems a little more laid back. So many beautiful old houses there and a very nice boardwalk. Might be worth a look to see if you could find something on AirBnb or VRBO.

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