Wednesday, November 01, 2006

More of a Shore Thing

I’m lazy this morning, and I’ll be the first to admit it. I should be working on the blog entry for our wonderful 25th anniversary but my brain is not quite working, so no witty prose can be written right now. Rick just left for work and called me to tell me there were four deer crossing the road right by our house. How nice!

So, instead dear readers, you will have to be satisfied with a few photos from our trip to the Jersey Shore with Rick’s parents.

First up is the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. It’s tinier than I expected it to be. It was built in 1764 to guide mariners into New York Harbor, and at that time the lighthouse was perched 500 feet from the northern tip of the Sandy Hook peninsula. Today, three centuries and lots of wave and water action later, the lighthouse is more than a mile from that point! It is the oldest operational lighthouse in America and a national historic landmark.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Next was lunch at Spike’s in Point Pleasant. If you’ll remember our last trip to the shore we ate here too. This time we knew we were going to try what they are best known for: the lobster roll. Rick’s parents chose the daily lunch special which was fresh fish of the day [in this case flounder] and a steaming mug of clam chowder. Rick and I both had the lobster roll: chunks of nicely seasoned lobster on a hot dog bun with hot drawn butter on the side. A scoop of homemade coleslaw AND potato salad rounded out our lunch. Yum yum yum. We bought some chilean sea bass, stuffed crab, and stuffed scallops for our dinner later on.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Then it was on to the boardwalk and the beach. The lure of the ocean is a powerful thing.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Until the next installment in Rick’s parents’ visit, a drive through Harriman State Park and the Hudson River Valley in New York.


Welcome, I'm Lynne. You know me better as a 'new' Jersey Girl. But now I've moved once again, this time to North Carolina. Here I write about my thoughts, good food, and of course, dogs.

© 2006-2023 Lynne Robinson All photography and text on this blog is copyright. For use or reproduction please ask me first.

If you’re new to this site and wish to read the blog entries in chronological order, click here.


Login  |  Register
February 2024
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29    


Recent Comments

  • C, no I did not know you played the organ, let along playing one in…

    Posted to: ‘I Could Have Been A ...’ by Lynne on 11/17/2023

  • Big sis, but so not fair that I got stuck with the organ! :( Please,…

    Posted to: ‘I Could Have Been A ...’ by Lynne on 11/17/2023

  • Interesting! I never wanted to take ballet lessons even though we had a book about…

    Posted to: ‘I Could Have Been A ...’ by Carolyn Clarke on 11/17/2023

  • Yup! Sadly, no ballet for us. My theory is that Mom probably thought since I…

    Posted to: ‘I Could Have Been A ...’ by Bigsis on 11/17/2023

  • I can absolutely see you wallowing in that chair, the color is so warm and…

    Posted to: ‘The Waller [sic] Around Chair’ by Sandy on 10/03/2023

Comment Leaders

  • Lynne - (1554)
  • Carolyn Clarke - (377)
  • Steve - (351)
  • Susan Weyler - (318)
  • Joyce Roberts - (261)
  • Reya Mellicker - (247)
  • Debra - (230)
  • lettuce - (206)
  • Susan in WA - (205)
  • Jan - (185)



  • Page Views: 8707268
  • Page rendered in 0.2250 seconds
  • Total Entries: 2602
  • Total Comments: 6608
  • Most Recent Entry: 11/17/2023 11:01 am
  • Most Recent Comment on: 11/17/2023 04:04 pm
  • Most Recent Visitor on: 02/28/2024 09:56 am
  • Most visitors ever: 373 on 03/13/2020 06:45 am