Monday, June 23, 2014

Sunday, Funday!!!

I've always been so happy that Fathers Day is celebrated on a Sunday...
It can always be a "Sunday Fun Day"...
also known as Family Fun Day.
Last Sunday was Fathers Day,
 and neither of our sons were able to come for a visit!!
We missed the boys but are getting really good at making our own fun.
Living at the Jersey Shore makes that very easy.
There was a special late lunch out at Sirena's,
that's where we have a table by the window, with a view of the ocean.
 meatballs and some of the best bread on earth.
We rode the bikes along the dedicated bike path,
with a view of Long Branches best beaches.
Some ice cream at Bite Your Belgium...
and then off to near by Asbury Park,

 for some pedal boat fun on Wesley Lake!

 This is a good time!!
It was around 6 p.m., the sun was starting to climb down the horizon,
a cool breeze came in off the ocean and the lake was like a sheet of glass.
 I selected the blue heron for us to ride,

 Ocean Grove, pictured here, is on one side of the lake,
Asbury Park is on the other.

 The Asbury Park Board Walk can be seen in this image,
way off in the distance.

Here's another look at our Blue Heron,
and more of Ocean Grove in the backdrop.
June 16, 2014 


  1. I cannot believe they are still there! When I was very young, my mother and I would go to Newberry's Department Store and then watch the "swans". They were only white then. Who knew they'd grow up to be pink and blue! Ha-ha!

    I tell ya, NOTHING looks like the Jersey Shore. As beautiful as other beach/bay areas are, nothing looks like NJ. Or maybe i just have a visceral reaction to it because it was home for 42 years. Sigh.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day..I love the duck boats- how fun!

  3. Looks like so much fun! Oh and yummy food too. Yummmm

  4. you two do have a LOT of fun times - and good food. :)

  5. Such a wonderful day you guys had! And, beautiful photo's. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a lovely place!!Sounds like a wonderful day Debbie!!The Italian food looks so delicious!!And how cute looks the Blue Heron padle boat!!It sure was a great day!!

  7. I would have chosen the flamingo!!!
    I love the mockingbird photos!!

  8. Yummy food, great scenery, cute paddleboats and couple ;)

  9. Sounds like the perfect day! I love that photo of you both in the boat. Of course you chose the blue heron to ride in. :-)

  10. Looks like a great day!! Is Ocean Grove the town that used to be chained off on Sundays, in order for the 'blue laws' to take place?

  11. What a really fun day! Love the photos of the two of you, and that blue heron head has such great design qualities and coloration, kind've an artsy shot!

  12. It's true, isn't it? I often think about kids who are overseas, or across the country (like my middle son). We were happy to move to be closer to our granddaughters. It has paid off while they are young!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  13. Y'all are so much fun! That blue heron was perfect. I can't see your hubby riding in a pink flamingo on Father's Day, lol. Good choice on the blue. :)

  14. What a wonderful way to spend the day, Debbie, and it looks like you had the most perfect weather for it!

  15. Now that beats a tie any Father's Day. So fun - thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

  16. The people that live along there have a beautiful view! It looks like you had fun!

  17. Debbie, I am glad you had such a fun day on Father's Day! Sorry your boys could not be there. The food, ice cream and the paddle boats make for a wonderful time! Great photo, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

  18. Looks like you had a great time!

    I love Ocean Grove! I love the Jersey Shore!

  19. i love those meatballs - they were probably just delicious!! ( :

    i nominate you guys for the "perfect Bloggy Couple" ... hoot hoot!! so fun! i enjoyed this post. fun, fun, fun!!

  20. Looks like you really had a sunday fun day. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences through your photographs.

  21. Looks like some great houses in that neighborhood.

  22. What a great outing and those Paddle Boats are just so "cool".