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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.

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