Our destination was Cape May. With its Victorian homes, seafood, long stretches of beaches, and lots and lots of people; it’s hard to get more New Jersey than Cape May. But our first stop was a place that was quite the opposite: quiet and abandoned and lonely. The town was Shell Pile, NJ.
The Jersey Shore! Home to sun, surf, sand, and elephants.
That’s what I thought when my sister asked me if we wanted to join them on a visit to Lucy the Elephant on our way down to Cape May. “It’s only the oldest example of Zoomorphic Architecture out there”, my brother-in-law said. I can’t resist anything old and unique so of course I said yes! Continue reading “an elephant on the jersey shore”
Ever have one of those days where everything is perfect? The weather, the company, the location, and activities. You look back at the end of the day, tired and happy, and think “wow, this is a day I will always have with me! This is a day that makes all the difficult things of life worth it.” As much as we would like to, these days cannot be planned. They just happen organically. That’s part of what makes the day so special; you just can’t put a finger on exactly how it happened or even why it ended up being so unique. It will never be recreated other than in your mind again and again during the mundane or hard times in life. Continue reading “blue moon and the jersey shore”