Monday, May 21, 2018

Off Shore Grand Prix Boat Race

I grew up in this area 
and for as long as I can remember Point Pleasant has hosted the

The race was Sunday.
We watched the first race, the smaller boats, from the boardwalk.
The racecourse is a small 4 mile oval in the ocean.
 The boats run 6 or 7 laps, and they run as close to the shoreline as possible.
The boats reach speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour 
and often lift completely out of the water.

The boardwalk was a great viewing spot but it was hot and humid so 
we watched the bigger boats at the inlet, 
at the start line.
We were able to sit in the car there and wait for the boats.

We also got to see the Jamaica come in.

We had a wonderful early dinner at the Off Shore,

Fried Shrimp

Shrimp Scampi

- we headed home with full bellies and happy hearts -

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Summer Fun...

It's not Summer yet...
heck, I'm not even sure if it's Spring, 
but we did have a little Summer Fun last week.
Nothing says Summer quite like a night out for fireworks and ice cream.
We go to the local minor league baseball teams field,
Blue Claws Stadium
They have fireworks after every game.
We park in an empty lot nearby and watch the fireworks from the car.
You can follow the game on-line so you can estimate the time 
the fireworks will begin.

After the beautiful fireworks, 
we went for ice cream at a newly built, newly opened local ice creamery.
The homemade ice cream was divine.

I can't remember what flavor I got but I do remember it was a fun evening...
and that the ice cream was really good.