Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Seaside by the Seashore

My favorite Sister and my bestest Aunt came for a visit this past weekend.
My cousin David came also, what a neat surprise.
We had a wonderful time.
Did I take lot's of pictures you ask, NO!
 
Have you ever noticed that when you are having
a lot of fun, you forget to take pictures.
 
We drove down to Seaside, to see how things are 
coming along since Super Storm Sandy.
 
I can't/won't take pictures of people's personal homes,
the devastation evident everywhere, would bring you to your knees.
Unfortunately, not much has changed since the storm hit on
October 29, 2012.
 
I spent my summers here in Seaside Heights at Funtown Pier.
My grandparents lived in Seaside Park, so most of my summer memories are here.
It's so sad that most of this Pier is gone.
 
The Casino Pier survived, looking as stately as ever!
 
March 26, 2013
 

29 comments:

  1. Oh Debbie I am so happy you had time with family and I truly wish your precious Jersey Shore was back to normal.
    I always forget to take photos when I am with special family and having fun. Hug B

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  2. I am so glad you had so much fun this weekend! Oh there is so much rebuilding to do.

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  3. Hi Debbie...Your not alone..we always say afterwards "darn" we didn't take any pictures!!
    Hard to imagine the fury of a storm like Sandy!! It takes what it wants and has no mercy on what it does!!
    Things will never be the same, but you have your wonderful memories, and that can't be taken from you!!

    Grace

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  4. I find when you are the designated photogrpaher you miss out on a lot! I'm glad you had fun!

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  5. So sad to hear that restoration hasn't progressed much :(

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  6. Glad you had a great time...I know sometimes that camera gets in the way:)

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  7. So glad you had a great time with family over the weekend!
    It's sad that things haven't changed much since Sandy.

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  8. Happy you had such a wonderful time with your family :). And I too am sad that the restoration is moving so slowly. Those poor people have had a lot to deal with.

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear that recovery efforts are not moving along. You did get some pretty pictures.

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  10. Glad you had some wonderful times with your sis and aunt!! Oh well, you can take photos another time! I just can't imagine the damage Sandy has left in her wake; and months later, the shore is still not restored.

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  11. SOOO glad you had a great time!! :) now get some rest!

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  12. Sandy was devastating. I did see on the news that Coney Island reopened. But I think it is more important that people get their houses back.

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  13. I definitely have noticed this, Debbie (forgetting about my camera), and it is just fine with me. It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family.

    I hope you're having a great day!

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  14. It's sad. I grew up going to the shore every year. I lived in Lavallette for eight years, and my kids have grown up going to the shore. None of us can bear to see what has happened, and I can't believe how nothing much has been done.

    On the happier side, I'm glad you had fun with family. My sister and I are going to visit our parents in NC this week, and I'm hoping I will get some photos, but like you said... when you're having fun, you just forget!

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  15. It is wonderful to spend time with family! I am glad you had a nice visit.

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  16. glad you had fun with your family!

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  17. Glad you had a fun visit with family! Those times together are always special. And you know you are having a great time when you forget to snap photos!

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  18. Well I am glad you took happy pictures. I like how blue everything is. I do hope they get some things restored. I bet it is heart breaking for the families.

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  19. Debbie, you are warmly welcome!
    Lovely pictures. stunning blue sky.
    Wonderfully.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

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  20. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! When you're having too much fun to take photos, then you'll have the wonderful memories instead.

    So sorry that the recovery isn't moving along. It must be so frustrating.

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  21. what breaks my heart Debbie is why suddenly we have moved on to other news (on the tv) ... why aren't we talking about that area any more? what can we do to help? why does news do that? we need to be help our own 1st. makes no sense. ( :

    my parents work for the Nomads it is through the United Methodist Church ... makes me wonder if there are folks in your area work from that organization? volunteer. they go in & rebuild & get things working again. i will have to ask my parents. not sure.

    glad you had time with your family. ( :

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  22. What a beautiful picture of the ocean.

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  23. You must have a variety of emotions when you view this area.

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  24. It looks like a beautiful weekend, and I'm glad you had a good time. Hopefully rebuilding will be able to start soon.

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  25. Debbie, it is nice to have great family time! It is sad that the repairs are not happening more quickly. I can just imagine how you feel since you grew up there. I do pray things move along and get back to normal.

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  26. I am so glad you had some good family time! Still so sad about the shore.

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  27. Darn it. Of course all the cool old buildings get destroyed, but the ugly casino makes it. Ugh.

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  28. Sounds like a great weekend. I too forget to get the camera out, or the battery isn't charged. Oh well, a mental picture works too!

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  29. What a fascinating place to go, and how neat you had visitors! I bet it was great to see them again! I loved your photos, but am so sorry to hear about all the still-evident devastation from the Super Storm. It just doesn't make sense! So awful!

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