I’ve lived and vacationed around the Jersey shore my entire life. I know well the smells of the salty ocean air and the feel of the sand and surf under my feet. It’s almost therapeutic. As a child, I lived at our family’s bay side home year round and discovered the contrast of winter weather at the beach. Massive snow drifts, a frozen bay and desolate side streets of a coastal community became our frosty playground. Later, we moved “up North”. Well, the Union County, New Jersey kind of North. Not the Maine kind. I also spent some time in Maryland when my boyfriend-would-be-husband beckoned me South where we enjoyed the Navy town and Annapolis harbor. Seemingly, I’ve always kept the coastline within reach. I have warm memories of living and playing “down the shore”.
Point Pleasant and Jenkinson’s Boardwalk was a summer indulgence. Reliving it as an adult and sharing it with my children is an even bigger treat. Recently, writers of JerseyMomsBlog were invited for a day of fun by Jenkinson’s and I believe we stepped collectively on the fun button. From the thrill of the classic Himalaya to bumper cars, mini-golf, funhouse hijinx and sweet treats ~ we did it all.