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Weekend by the sea

Warning: photo-heavy post ahead 😉 The first week of April is always eventful around here.  Neil and I chose April 1st to get married sixteen years ago, because April was an uneventful month in our family – no other anniversaries or birthdays nearby to contend with.  Well wouldn’t you know it, eight years later we […]

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Ocean Grove, redeemed

Just popping in really quickly tonight.  I’ve been down on Ocean Grove lately, not because it’s not a wonderful place (oh, it is!) but because I haven’t had a lot of luck with taking pictures there.  I’m happy to report, there were no such problems on our most recent day trip.  It was smooth sailing.  […]

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Ocean Grove eats cameras

Or so I was beginning to think. We took a day trip yesterday to Ocean Grove.  Or, more accurately, we took a late-afternoon-into-night trip, as is our usual m.o.  These are the only pictures I was able to take before my camera seized up, lens partially extended, and refused to come back on.  If you […]

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Colors of home

Eren’s post on the colors of Coastal Maine struck a chord with me.  With every year I fall more and more in love with the colors of the Jersey Shore.  The sandy beiges, the blues of the sea and sky… Yummy.  But I remember last May, after spending five days in Ocean City, I was […]

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When the going gets tough…

The tough escape to the beach 🙂 Late afternoon beach trips are the best.  The hottest part of the day is over, access to the beach is free, the crowds have begun to disperse… it’s a great time to kick back on a blanket and relax. Or to take 699 pictures.  Not that I know […]

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This is my Jersey Shore

Forget what you’ve seen on MTV.  This is the Jersey Shore, “Ocean City in May” style. In other words: cloudy, breezy, reading a book on the blanket, a bit chilly, quiet beach, peaceful, dipping a toe in the ocean, family-friendly, shopping, postponing bedtime to take in the boardwalk lights, ice cream, no crowds, wishing we […]

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My camera’s last hurrah?

We took advantage of the 50-degree weather (because compared to what it had been, 50 degrees is positively balmy) on Sunday and trekked off to the Jersey shore.   We landed about an hour and 15 minutes from home in Ocean Grove, a Victorian beach town we’d visited once before.  We spent time on the beach, […]

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Just beachy

Now that both of my kids are school-age, I find that I appreciate my role as at-home Mom most deeply in the summer.  I’ve gotten used to having them both on schedules and gone for a great portion of the time during the school year, but in the summer?  In the summer, we can drop […]

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