Sunday, July 26, 2009

4th of July, celebrated the way the Founding Fathers intended

For the recent 4th of July festivities we were went to a nearby BBQ at the home of the lovely Danielle and Melvin. Our good friends from SC, Kemi and Jason, were in town that weekend so they came along for the good time. In addition, our other wonderful friends, Colin and Tina, where also there. So, you see, we had all the ingredients for a grand time.

Seaside Heights and Island Beach State Park

After our trip to Atlantic City, letting our hobo spirit be our guide, we traveled South along the Jersey Shore and stopped at a coastal town called Seaside Heights. I'd heard about a nearby barrier island called Island Beach State Park in a magazine and decided to give it a shot. It was a pleasant bucolic getaway from the urban jungle of Philly. The only downside was that I (Daniel), after 30 years on this planet, proved yet again that I haven't mastered the art of sunscreen application and got severely sunburned. And, I was wearing aviator-style sunglasses which was very evident even long after I'd taken them off.

Back In Action

Apologies to our vast readership out there for our infrequent posting. Things have busy here in Philly. That, and we have been arming ourselves camera-less when venturing out. However, we plan to pick up where we left off with more ongoings in our lives. First up is a trip Lanie and I took to Atlantic City and nearby Seaside Island, NJ. I'd always heard A.C. was one of the dirtiest places to visit-- and with praise like that where better to spend a weekend, right? It is actually not that bad of a place. Alana and I tried our hand at a couple of casinos, Caesar's being one, and lost about $40, all on slots. It took us novices $10 to figure out how they even work. Besides the casinos, Atlantic City has a huge boardwalk and is directly on the ocean. Who am I kidding, the place is kind of a dump. Here are some pics.