For those of you who have never ventured to the Atlantic Ocean, the New Jersey shore is quite an experience. For one thing, there is an actual boardwalk...made of wood. It's amazing, housing food, movie theaters, mini golf, and even an amusement park, only yards from the ocean.
I went "down the shore," as Philadelphians refer to it, ten days ago and since I've been here we've mostly been lounging, sunbathing, and boating, my favorite. For the first seven days we stayed at the beautiful house below owned by our friends (yeah it had a pool, 6 rooms and a Bulldog named Judy) and for the last few we've been at a rented house which has what I think has the best porch in all of Ocean City.
My diet has consisted mainly of Kohr Brothers Ice Cream, Mack and Manco's Pizza, and fresh caught (by my uncle, dad, and brother) crabs. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
Although I've tried to dress well, I mainly wore outfits like this. You can't beat summer dresses over bathing suits. And I've decided that braids, either a single or two french, are the best beach hair styles.
I tried one night to wear my new pants from Urban Outfitters and as soon as I emerged my cousin Kelly commented that I looked like I had "horse-riding pants on." I think the shirt was too poofy for the pants and next time I would probably pair it with a tighter shirt and heels to keep myself from looking stubby as in this picture.
Today we had a pretty rough thunderstorm which kept us from the ocean, but we played a spirited game of Monopoly instead. I came in third despite possessing both Park Place and the Boardwalk. I think it might have something to do which the fact that I'm too nice in my business transactions. Gotta work on that.
Anywho, I've thoroughly enjoyed this time with my family, but will be flying home tomorrow and then hitting the road for Chicago. I'll keep you posted (no pun intended).
Smile for me, baby. And get some sun, it does wonders for the body and mind.