Craig Allen’s Ocean City NJ vacation
I say it on the air: “Sand, Surf, Sun and FUN!” I lived it this past week in Ocean City!
Of course, I had my camera at the ready…come on along!
All week, I walked the “boards…”
Wait…I’m in the wrong lane…
Its GREAT exercise…
…not to mention all the cool shops (with fun stuff to entice one’s wallet)…
Wait…this is more “my thing”….much more!
But, I digress….I’m still walking….
Did I mention “people watching?”
Above: a picture of someone’s “photo opportunity.” Timing is everything!
The seagulls are people watching, too…hoping that someone is going to drop some tasty morsel, no doubt!
So, you say that you’ve walked the boardwalk just like me…but have you ever…
…walked the length of the 9th Street bridge, to Somers Point…
Who says one of my “fun” nj1015.com articles can’t be “educational??
…and back to OC?
Would you believe…I forgot to note the mileage, as I drove in and out of town? Oops!
Anyway…after a long walk in the sunshine…
…to use the immortal words of ’Tony the Tiger’: “I feel GRRRRREATTTTT!”
While I’m (kind of) on the subject of beach/vacation footwear…
..to the beach!!
BEACH TIME takes feeling “GRRRRREATTTTT!” UP, exponentially!!
Then, there’s this…
Which one of these does not belong….um…in other words…who is over-dressed?
Moving right along…
Two Ocean City…one Cape May, I’m guessing…but its all JERSEY SHORE love!
There’s ALWAYS something going on…here’s some OC photo “randomness!”
And, there’s always a new friend to meet…
Did I mention rides?
I enjoyed the Ferris wheel last year…at picture time (during one of my many walks), it looks like I’m a little early to buy a ride ticket!
Ocean City is ready for anything…
…even the Zombie Apocolypse!
And, the “Zombie Plow” is a good thing, because:
THIS phone certainly won’t help! Thank goodness for cell phones!
In the meantime, this car owner may be smiling…
But, that is about to change…
Want to stay here, year ’round?
What’s your budget?
What else do I “spy” with my trusty camera?
Perhaps you heard…
And, as I was in town…I attended…and got there early enough to get a good seat, as evidenced below:
After the town hall, as the Governor was working the crowd, I stuck out my hand as he went by, and said: “Good to see you again, Governor.”
He looked for a moment, and said: “Thanks for coming out!”
As he was moving on, I put my hand on the Governor’s shoulder (in retrospect, I’m amazed that security didn’t freak out…that I know of…but it was all done on impulse), and said: “I’m the other guy that runs your board for Ask The Governor.”
Governor Christie turned back, looked for a moment, and then his eyes got really HUGE, as he recognized me! He shook my hand again, vigorously, saying: “I’m sorry I didn’t recognize you,” a big smile crossing his face. “Totally out of context! See you next month!”
Of course…I’m not sure that I would have recognized myself, Governor!
I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt, not a shirt and tie. And, who would imagine that the guy you see at New Jersey 101.5 just happened to be in Ocean City? Not to mention my (much) shorter hair…the summer “buzz cut!” Even my mother did a double take when I saw her two weeks ago…
There were two times during the week that our vacation group left Ocean City, traveling the Parkway a few miles to Atlantic City…
…to see/hear Charlie Daniels play on the sand! AWESOME!
Not so awesome…as the article here on nj1015.com says, fears are that the closed casinos will become eyesores! Click here to read that article!
We also checked out the “Atlantic City Airshow!”
And, I had never seen Lucy! We stopped on the way “home” to OC!
She’s a National Historic Landmark in Margate, with quite a history…and a view!
Thanks Colleen and Randy for a great week!
Sadly, its always over too soon…but the memories of Ocean City 2014 will live on forever!