The above are some scenes from part one of our weekend: a surprise overnight stay in Ocean Grove. The boys had never spent the night there before, so they were excited when we revealed about an hour into our trip, that it wasn’t a day trip after all… we’d booked a room and would be staying! It […]Read More: Weekend surprises
Despite the fact that we are now on our third year of having kids in school full time, it just doesn’t occur to us that we could have dates during the day. That changed last week when Neil suggested that he take a day off so we could go to the beach. By ourselves. What […]Read More: Boy, was it foggy
Who decides at 7pm to take a road trip to the beach for ice cream? We do!! It takes a little over an hour in the car. We park in Ocean Grove, walk down the boardwalk into Asbury Park, choose our flavors, sit on a bench and watch the ocean with our rapidly-melting treats, take […]Read More: Spontaneity
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 […]Read More: Weekend by the sea
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. […]Read More: Ocean Grove, redeemed
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 […]Read More: Ocean Grove eats cameras
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, […]Read More: My camera’s last hurrah?
They boys had requested a weekend at a hotel. We couldn’t swing that, so we asked them to make a list of their favorite memories from previous hotel visits and worked at checking them off. Hot chocolate. Check. Staying up late on Saturday night to play games. Check. And check. Finding a shore town to […]Read More: Life’s a beach