I’m not much of a “beach person.” I love body-surfing waves and reading for a few hours, but the idea of sitting out in the sand all day while the Sun beats down is not my idea of a good time 1. On the other hand, I love the Jersey Shore. It’s sounds, smells, and feel trigger so many memories I find myself lost in thought the moment I catch the scent of the ocean.
For folks from Philly, going down the shore is more than the beach. When I was growing up it meant skeeball, awesome pizza, hitting the arcade, the greatest candy stores in existence, sticky buns every morning for breakfast, rooftop miniature golf, salt-water taffy, and evenings on the boardwalk. The Jersey Shore is an experience2.
And I’ve got my flip flops ready to go.