Monday, July 18, 2016

A Ride on a Blue Heron

Last week we crossed another adventure off the bucket list here at the... 

Asbury Park Pedal Boats
And just a small p.s. to add here, 
am I the only person on earth who always thought these were Paddle Boats?
Now if you've ever ridden in one of these, 
Pedal Boats makes more sense, but geez, I never knew until I read the sign.
True story!

Let's move on, I picked the Blue Heron, no surprise there,

we got settled in, not so easy at this age, tried to smile with the sun in our eyes,

and began our scenic, sunset adventure.
Well, it wasn't quite sunset but it was close enough.

Although the boats are in Asbury Park, the view is of Ocean Grove.
This lake separates Ocean Grove and Asbury Park.

has the highest concentration of authentic Victorian architecture in the country.
It is also home to the legendary Great Auditorium and Tent City,
which I have featured in blog posts several times.

Looking over to Asbury Park,
it was a cool and beautiful night and even though Moonstruck was closed,
sorry Chuck,
we had an awesome dinner and a great ride.
And we learned something new, 
the steering mechanism doesn't work when only one person is peddling.
Sorry hun, next time I'm going to have to help!

29 comments:

  1. Another fun day with a fine collection of photos... and yes, I knew exactly what you meant by paddle boat.

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    1. translated: How wonderful, I liked to see. A hug and good week .

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  3. awww. a cute adventure for you, even if steering was a little wonky. :)

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  4. HA ha, now that you say that I am not sure what I was calling them before, but the pedal does make sense :) My cousin had them when I was growing up and we would paddle around Houghton Lake in Michigan, this reminded me of those good times. Glad you were able to knock off another bucket list!

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  5. I always thought it was paddle boat too. That's my kind of fun.

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  6. I always called them Pedal boats because you gotta do the work, pedaling like on a bike.
    Paddle boat to me means, using oars or paddles like for a canoe.
    Either way, I couldn't do either one. LOL

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  7. The pedal boats around here are rather dull compared to your beautiful blue heron!

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  8. That's really fun! I could see doing this on my frog pond!!!!

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  9. These are so much fun and we paddled them on vacation too! Loved those Victorian homes! A magical evening!
    Hugs to you!

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  10. Those boats are just the cutest! And the homes by the water are quite beautiful. Looks and sounds like a delightful way to spend the day :)

    Happy Monday, dear Debbie! Hugs!

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  11. What fun!! Love those old buildings!!! i had to smile thinking of you getting into the boat...when we kayak.... yikes I know exactly what you mean....

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  12. yuse guys have such gorgeous smiles :O)

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  13. You are not the only one!
    I thought these were paddle boats too.
    What a wonderful time this must have been.
    You "guys" are just too adorable! xo.

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  14. Debbie, You make everything sound like such fun. I will admit, I've always called them paddle boats. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.
    Hugs, Bonnie

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  15. I just love how you guys are always having fun together!!! Does my heart good every time I see your great photos!

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  16. What fun! Love the views of those beautiful Victorian houses and the bridge! Funny about the steering.....Hope you didn't go round in circles :) xx K

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  17. How fun and what a gorgeous lake! Beautiful!

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  18. I thought they were called paddle boats too. What beautiful houses!! I know you had such fun. It looks like a lovely evening.

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  19. That looks like so much fun! i would love to do that! I would love to see the Victorian houses-''did ypu get any pictures of them?

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  20. That looks like a lot of fun, and I have always called them paddle boats too!

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  21. Oh my goodness, what fun, you two are just adorable. And that white house is really a pretty one!

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  22. Great Fun!
    Great Photo's!

    All the best Jan

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  23. Great Fun!
    Great Photo's!

    All the best Jan

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  24. The pictures are spectacular and of course the one of the two of you is the best. What a fun adventure and your written story brought a huge smile. I would love to see those victorian homes.
    Hugs for you both!

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  25. I love the swan boats and the Victorian houses.

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  26. How FUN! I love the pics; beautiful houses too. :)

    Okay, I think I'm now caught up with you Debbie. xoxo

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  27. You know I think I've always called them (Paddle Boats) myself but you do have to (Pedal) instead of paddle. Loved the boat you picked and the view of it's neck and head. Also what great architecture of the homes there. Looks like a lot of fun.

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