2017 Summer Vacation – The People of the Beach

Vacations are a time for people to relax.  A time to share each others lives and sometimes it’s a time to just be still.  Here are some of those moments.

I give you The People of the Crest Beach.

I can’t help it…I love it in Wildwood Crest.  I can’t wait until next year to see some of these same faces and maybe some new ones.

Until then…I will be dreaming of seeing this sign as I enter my Happy Place away from home.

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2017 Summer Vacation – The Beach

This year the we were able to go to the Beach almost every day.  We missed Monday because we were “Eclipsing”, lol.

We had one windy day.  Some families made a vow to not take down their umbrella, lol.

We had a lot of dolphin sightings.  One day while we were swimming and jumping waves the dolphins were doing the same.  Jumping high in the air over the waves.  It was an amazing thing to watch.  Of course, I didn’t have my camera on me.  The best I got all week of these wonderful creatures are these:

They kind of look like sharks, lol.

I took over a thousand pictures during the course of this vacation.  I really think I could have taking a thousand more.

I even got to do some of this on the beach…

The Beach isn’t only for the daytime.  Friday nights they have a fireworks display that can be seen anywhere on the beach.

The Beach is Magical…especially at night 🙂

2017 Summer Vacation – I Put My Face in Stuff

I think the header is self-explanatory, lol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were just some selfies that went a little wild.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes I’m weird but I’m really okay with it.  More importantly my wife is okay with it, lol.

2017 Summer Vacation – Life on Sunset Lake

Sunsets aren’t the only cool thing on the Bay.  There is a Pirate Ship.

There are so many puppies.  It’s a dog friendly town.

 

 

This is Fred

So many things to do.  Wave Running, Tubing, Water Skiing, Kayaking and Paddle Boating.

Although, the Sunsets are AMAZING!

Loving the Bay!

2017 Summer Vacation – A Solar Eclipse and a Rainbow

Like most of our Vacations through out of the years there have been anomalies that have happened.  We’ve gone through 2 Hurricanes (Irene/Hermine), an Earthquake and now a Solar Eclipse.

Friends of ours had the “viewers” to watch the eclipse.  He took one picture thru the lens of the viewer.  The result was super exciting!  The other picture was me just pointing my camera at the sky while not looking directly at the sun, lol.  I actually caught something!

Ollie and I were ready for the big event!

The Eclipse was on Monday.  On Wednesday, we had a brief shower that produced a beautiful Rainbow.  I considered these events to be just an added bonus!  What is great is this time it was a major disaster happening, lol.  Yay for Rainbows…and unicorns, of course.

2017 Summer Vacation – The Crest

When I was a child I went to the Jersey Shore with my family.  We had a lot of fun but I always got sunburned.  As an adult, the Shore lost its appeal.  Sunburn kind of turned my taste to the beach sour.

Then I married a woman who LOVES the Shore.  She introduced me to this area of the Jersey Shore called Wildwood Crest.  It was congested like Ocean City or Wildwood.  I loved it right away.  She bought me “magic shoes” for my feet so I could splash around in the waves without freaking out something touched me.

It’s a beautiful place.  It has so much more to offer than just the ocean and beach.

The people are friendly, the nature is exquisite and the town is quiet.

There is also history in this little town.  Some of it incredibly sad.

Some of it part of the building of our Country.

I love this place.  It makes me happy to go here every year.  That is a great thing.