I Have a Gripe

June 30, 2010

A Love for My State

Filed under: New Jersey,New York,Outdoors — alvb1227 @ 11:15 pm

For the last few days, my husband and I were at the famous Jersey Shore. We stayed in Wildwood Crest in one of the classic motels just across from the beach. We spent days “walking the boards” having pizza, Kohr’s Frozen Custard and having salt water taffy. We went to the Lobster House and then headed into Cape May, my absolutely favorite shore spot!

I am sorry to say this was my first trip down the shore in years. I forgot how much I loved it. Glenn and I even had a discussion about if we had to choose one – the shore or fishing in New York State – it would be tough. I love the Catskills and Glenn loves the Adirondacks.

What was the most interesting part? The Wi-Fi signal was a bit weak so I wasn’t able to use my computer. What did I do? I relaxed on the deck outside our room. I read…for pleasure! Not computer manuals or best practices books. I got half-way through The River Why. So far, it is great! I relaxed. I wasn’t physically attached to my computer. I can’t remember the last time that hasn’t happened.

So why am I telling you all this? Because I want to remind everyone how great New Jersey really is. Yes, we are the butt-end of plenty of jokes, but we who live here know better. Get re-introduced to your state and remember why you love it.

Signed, a proud Jersey Girl

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2 Comments »

  1. Right on, ALVB! I would love to be down the shore right now. We used to go the week before the Fourth, every year. Haven’t done that since ’07, when it got a little too pricey. Maybe next year.

    Comment by TFHackett — July 1, 2010 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  2. The jersey shore is one of the few things I do enjoy about New Jersey, and while the water might not rival Florida or Hawaii’s beaches, I’d still hold it up against other destinations around the country.

    Comment by Jason — July 23, 2010 @ 4:56 pm | Reply


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