Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dinner at the Beach...

Have you ever eaten a burrito??
I think most people have but until recently,
I was a "burrito virgin".

I don't "love" beans, I eat them but there is something about
the texture that I just can't get past.
If someone asks me, I say I don't like beans.
While my sister was visiting earlier this month, my brother 
decided he was going to drive to 
10th Avenue Burrito
and bring home burritos and chips.
He said it was a 10 minute drive but I have driven that drive
many times in to Belmar and it's a 1/2 hour, each way.
But there is no correcting or arguing with my brother,
he took my sister and off they went.

After about an hour, they arrived home and I fell in love.
A few nights later, I wanted to introduce the hubs to burritos,
so back to Belmar we went, we picked up burritos,
and picnicked on the boardwalk nearby.

The burrito was not as good as the first one,
"doesn't it always seem to go that way"...
but the sky was amazing!!

I forgot to take a picture of the food, next time!!
It was a beautiful night and I was so glad we "took the ride"!!

August 8, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Lazy Days of Summer...

The weekend was hazy, hot, humid and lazy...

It was a weekend of inside chores, knitting, paperwork, eating in,
eating out, a little of this and a lot of knitting...

it looks like everyone was feeling it.

Number two Swan was a little bit perky...

 preening and fluffing,

keeping an eye on things.  

There they are, a couple of love birds,
that were not so easy to photograph with all that wild grass.

Godfrey Lake ~ August 30, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cindy's Fast Break!!

As I have said before, 
I am always on the "hear-out", "read-out", "look-out"
for fun things to do in our area.
There are so many wonderful adventures to be had here at
the Jersey Shore...even I don't know about all of them.

I read an article about cool eateries at the Shore.
Cindy's Fast Break came up, here's what the article said...
"In their neon, retro interior glory - are cultural staples
of the state, offering just about any delicious 
American comfort dish on the cheap.
Fast Break in Toms River has a killer breakfast special called
"The Piggy Joe"

They had me at comfort food. 
Last Sunday was the day and we incorporated a lot of other
on the way stops in order to create an awesome day.
Mission accomplished. 

 Here's a look at the table, 
kinda' cool ~ but this place was no bigger than my living room.

 The place was packed and we had to wait for a table.

 Here's my breakfast, Eggs-Benedict, Jersey style with pork roll 
not Canadian Bacon

 The hubs had a western omelet. 
The food was excellent, the best Eggs-Benedict I have ever eaten,
and there was plenty of sauce.

 There were a lot of neon lights,

so I'll bet the place looks really cool at night but
they are only open for breakfast and lunch.

Two thumbs up for Cindy's Fast Break!!

As we pulled out of the diner, to head for our next adventure,
I spotted another car show, right across the street.
This required a quick maneuver on the hubs part,
but he managed to move over three lanes and we flew into the show,
in true hot rod style.

ooooooooh the cars, the beautiful cars...
I took a lot of pictures,
 but I am only going to share images of my two favorites.
It will not be difficult to figure out why these were my favorites.

I think these car shows are trying to tell me something...
you feelin' it??!!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Critters ~ 89 ~

A walk around the yard this morning, camera in hand,
did not disappoint in my quest for today's critter.

I knew what I was looking for and I was sure that I would find them.

Let me share with you...
The Pollinators

busy bees on my Rose of Sharon

Sharing images taken on August 29th 2015 with
Eileen at Viewing Nature With Eileen

Friday, August 28, 2015

Six Words Friday ~ Precious ~


so "Precious" to me!!

Sharing images of my two grand nieces with 
Please stop by and share 
Six Words with my dear friend Adrienne

July 25, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Good Fences ~ Edition 75 ~

While we were wandering around Seaside Park over the weekend
we saw some of the cutest seaside homes.
I photographed so many but decided to share my 2 favorites.

Both sporting adorable, unnecessary fences...
and crushed seashells for their front yards!

Sharing images taken in Seaside Park on August 22th with
for Good Fences 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tent City in Ocean Grove

Each Summer, I like to spend one evening strolling around 
Tent City, in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.

Ocean Grove's tent city is a unique complex of 114 tents 
where families spend the summer relaxing.

Each of the tent homes is constructed on a wooden platform. 
The largest is about 13 feet by 18 feet, 
with a canvas section attached to a permanent wooden structure 
housing the kitchen and bathroom. 
In front of the canvas section, there is a narrow porch,
covered by an awning and most are decorated with the beach in mind.
The community is within walking distance to the beach. 

Here are a few of my favorites...

Photo by Colin Archer/ANJ.
I found this picture online,
this is a peak at the inside of one of the tents.

In the Fall, everything is disassembled,
and stored in the back, permanent part of the tent.
You really have to see it to appreciate it...

August 22, 2015