Archive for May, 2013

May 31, 2013

Better bring your beach pass

Beach passes required!

But you can dip your toes in the water for free before 9am or after 5pm!

May 30, 2013


Pink flowers. I have no idea what they are.

Do you recognize these?

May 29, 2013

New boards

New boards on the boardwalk!

Did I mention that they’ve rebuilt the Asbury Park boardwalk near the casino? I probably did.

Also: I just discovered last month that those funny bicycle-cars are called “surreys.”

New boards vs. old

But yeah, new construction, totally.

May 28, 2013

Paint the town pink


If you happened to drive through shore towns during May, you might’ve noticed crazy pink lines down the middle of the road.

“Paint the town Pink” is “an annual community-wide effort to raise awareness of the importance of annual mammography.”

(Breast cancer awareness in May, basically.)

It is pretty attention-grabbing!

May 27, 2013

Still here

Inside the casino, gosh

As promised, the inside of the Asbury Park casino was cleared out and reopened as a pedestrian throughway in time for Memorial Day.

May 26, 2013

Memorial Day crowds

Memorial Day weekend in Asbury Park

Memorial Day weekend on the Jersey Shore! Time for everyone to put Sandy behind them and start enjoying the unofficial start of summer!

Unfortunately, the unofficial start of summer has been about 55F at best. Nobody wants to lay out in weather like that.

Today, at least, the sun is out; it’s been rainy and overcast for the past two days. But all the boardwalkers and joggers are dressed in sweatshirts, long pants, fleece jackets, gloves. It’s not beach weather.

Lining up to buy beach passes in Asbury Park, NJ

Lining up to buy beach passes in Asbury Park

Shore towns have pushed themselves to rebuild hurriedly, to be ready for tourists and beachgoers and commerce-bringers at the beginning of the summer season… and the summer season comes with a tiny fizzle.

Well. Shore towns will have the rest of the summer to catch up, I hope.

May 25, 2013


Just some leaves

I wish I knew what kind of tree this was. I don’t. I think it’s something ornamental, something you’d find in a garden. Thoughts?

May 24, 2013

OLP 2013 – 7 – Riptide

Riptide! yeah man.

Yay Riptide! I like that photographer in front, too.

Here’s what the Riptide looks like in a shorter exposure:

Riptide frozen in time

I think that’ll do us for this year’s Our Lady of Peace festival. ‘Til next year!

May 23, 2013

OLP 2013 – 6 – Run rabbit run

Run rabbit run!

I still get a kick out of non-horse mounts on carousels.

May 22, 2013

OLP 2013 – 5 – Dragon Loops

Dragon Loops loops loops loops

The Dragon Loops are a new one for me. Apparently they’re a variant of the Loop-O-Plane ride.

Here’s what they look like in a shorter exposure:

Dragon Loops FROZEN IN TIME!

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