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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Living by Water at the Jersey Shore

The Jersey Shore in Southern New Jersey was a really great place to grow up! It is really different than North Jersey. We are nothing like the place that the Jersey Shore is filmed. Ocean City is a dry town, no alcohol sold in stores or in restaurants so it is not a rowdy place. Growing up we went to the beach almost every day…the boardwalk at night with rides and cotton candy!

Now I am enjoying seeing my world thru my grandchildren’s eyes.

I love sunrises, sunsets, walks on the beach…sounds like a personal ad, eh?...

When we travel I will pay extra to have an ocean view…In Ocean City Md it was awesome to see the sunrise from our room as well as on Catalina Island and the Keys. We had a wonderful vacation to Hawaii…Honolulu and Maui! You must put on your “to do” list!

I am saving up for a trip to Italy…Well if you ever are in the NJ area you will love Cape May County and the Atlantic City area…even if you don’t gamble…great restaurants, cool shows, entertainment!

I am linking up to My French Country Home about living by the water. Did you grow up by the water? What do you like about the water? Where is your favorite place to go for vacation?

I’d love to hear! Jennifer aka Gigi

Hilton Beach Bar, Atlantic City

Night in Venice Boat Parade, every July.(Ocean City, NJ) View from my parent's dock.


Building drip castles!

Beach baby!


A surrey ride on the boardwalk

The night life!

My niece sailing @ OC Yacht Club

Me fishing!


An evening walk on the beach!

Fishing boat, Cape May

Atlantic City Air Show, Every August! Awesome!

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse!

Sailing on the Meerwald

Full sails!

East Pointe Lighthouse

Surfer dudes!


Cape May Lighthouse

Ocean City Music Pier

Surf's up!

View from the Water Club @ Borgata, Atlantic City

Night in Venice

Early morning on the beach!

Which beach umbrella?

Dining on the water!

Friendly seagulls (Please don't feed them)

Lifeguards on duty

Parasailing (My granddaughter says she wants to do this on her honeymoon!
She is 5!

Surf contest!


  1. Jennifer, these photos are AMAZING!! You are so blessed to live so close to the shore, I am so happy for you that you get to enjoy it so often! The pictures of the parasailing are gorgeous and I almost died when I saw the drip castles, those are my very favorite kind! Happy summer with love xoxo Trish

  2. Hi Trish, so nice to hear from you! Thanks for the kind words! How was your trip to Atlantic City? The ocean is still so cold. i hope you had a great time!
    I hope we get to meet sometime!

  3. Hi Trish, Thank you for joining up with my water party, you certainly live in a beautiful part of the world - thank you for sharing.

  4. Jennifer,

    I love the water. I can't explain it but just by being near it, no matter what I experience and go through, it seems that all my worries melt away. I have always felt at ease and in peace by the sea... as a child in France and along the Eastern shore here in the States... I dream of one day having a house, a small house right on the water... I'll have large windows and I'll sit at them and read and write and just look out all day long... I'll watch as the sun rises and then sets and I'll watch the as the sea changes colors with the seasons... it is my dream. I'm about to do a post on the sea too. I loved your pictures!

  5. I agree...eases any stress...I would love to see the sunrise every morning from my brother has a house in the keys and sees the sun come up every day...

    look forward to reading yours....SUMMER!! Jen