We went down the shore over a week ago, and I forgot to tell you about it! We took one of our usual nighttime “day” trips to Ocean Grove.
We drove down after Neil’s day job let out, arriving around 7pm. By the time we finished supper in town and walked to the beach, it was already getting dark out. There was no time to spread out the beach blanket and play, really, so we just walked. And I managed to take a few pictures.
I don’t know if you remember the state of the boardwalk back in April when we last visited, but it didn’t seem like a whole lot had changed since then. Clearly, work had been done to make the beach accessible, and to allow passage through to Asbury Park, but there were no boards. It looked, in fact, very much like it had four months ago.
I haven’t (yet) sought any information on where the whole FEMA thing stands, or whether there will be any funding to rebuild, but the optimist in me likes to think that everything will be back to normal next year.
I just love our little trips to the Jersey shore. This is the only one we’ve done this summer, but I hope that we can maybe squeeze in one last visit before September. It’s hard to believe that is only a few weeks away. I’m not done with summer yet!