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The Jersey Shore

We are in Toms River, NJ camped at American Legion Post 129. (40.01617, -74.16763)

We met up with a local WIN, Bagpipe Bob, who has graciously offer to show us around.

Paul, Ellie, Bagpipe Bob, Garth

Bob is called the Pied Piper of Jersey Shore. He plays at many wedding, funerals, and wakes. 

The Queen of Religious Resorts

Ocean Grove was founded in 1869 by Reverend Ellwood Stokes as a Methodist Camp Meeting

Wall tent reminiscent of Curry Village in Yosemite. Many appeared to have been furnished by the occupants. 

Ocean Grove fire department

Beautiful downtown Ocean Grove

Bob picked a great lunch spot. Kelly's Tavern (40.1925, -74.02449)  And old old Jersey Shore institution.

The open face Ruben was delicious. There is a mound of excellent corn beef under that cheese.

 Heading south Bob told use this area was called the Irish Rivera.

Saint Catharine was built in 1902. Bob has played at many wedding here. He stands to the right of the lower stairs and plays as the bride arrives and enters the church.

Across from the jetty, one of Sandy's victims that awaits reapir

Further south looking north, homes ready for "The Season" 

Turning around and looking south. Homes trying to get ready

Some will be ready, other maybe not. 
All in all , most of the homes and businesses are repaired and ready to go. 

The Season begins Memorial Day, 5 days from now.

Go karts and water slides look good to go.

The boardwalk looking iffy

We are told thousands will arrive in 5 days

1 comment:

  1. :) Did you get the box I sent? The tacos looked great but what a line!