Do You Still Go to Same Beach as When You Were a Kid?
My friend just bought a house near Sea Isle City. It's where he and his family would go when he was a kid. It's where he's been taking his family to over the years. And now, it's where he and his wife will entertain their grandkids.
Our happy childhood memories make a lasting impact on us. The more people I talk to, the more people speak of their loyalty to one particular beach town. I think everyone agrees the Jersey Shore is loaded with great options; whether you want a beach for swimming, a beach for lounging, a beach for boogie boarding, or a boardwalk for food and games. But with so many attractive options, how do you choose where to spend a day or a week?
I'm guessing some will drive to the place that's closest. If free time is precious, they would rather spend it at the beach rather than travelling to the beach. But as I mentioned earlier, childhood memories may also play a role.
I'm actually envious of all of you who grew up right near the beach. For me, a day at the beach involved an unpleasant long drive from Queens to Jones Beach on Long Island. In traffic. Another option involved taking a long, hot ride on a non-air conditioned bus out to Rockaway.
The Jersey Shore beaches are so much nicer, in my opinion. But you already knew that, right?
I hope you get to spend some time at your favorite beach this weekend. Where do you plan on going?