Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jersey Shore family vacation

Even without the (presumably) terrible eponymous MTV show, the Jersey Shore has a reputation for being, shall we say, a bit low-brow.  The name conjures images of college kids drinking cheap beer and making out, cheap carnival rides on the boardwalk, size XXXXXL tee shirts for sale.  Not the kind of place I want to be.  While that may be a fairly accurate description of, say, Wildwood, most of the shore is awesome.

Last week, we spent a few days there to visit friends and family, in the towns of Bay Head and Ocean Grove.  It was perfect.  Both towns have beautiful beaches, lovely houses with manicured lawns and the truly relaxed feeling of vacation.  The Bug and the Bunny were able to catch up with friends they hadn't seen in a while, and see their Pop-pop, aunt and uncles and their beloved "crazy cousins," too!

We spent most of our time on the beach, and the girls were BANANAS for it!  Both of them loved jumping over waves, splashing on their tummies, digging in the "water sand," checking out the critters, collecting shells.  They also loved making mud cakes (of sand, clearly), sand castles, shell gardens and every other variety of sand-concoction you could possibly imagine.

As for Joker and I, well, we love the beach, too.  He's partial to body surfing, I like to dive in the waves and float, and we both had a blast watching the girly-girls play their hearts out.  They slept like rocks, ate their weight in chicken tenders and had a perfect beach vacation.


Mike Bishop7 said...

Great post and Angie! I love great family vacations, to me there's nothing better. I love your blog,Thank you for sharing it with us!

Sue said...

I have only heard great things from those who have taken their family vacations at the Jersey Shore. I am so happy to hear that they are once again open for business.