Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Beach Break Part 2

Still wishing I was back at the beach... I loved our time there. Did you know I used to live on the
boardwalk in my early 20's? I was working my first "just get in the door" TV station job as the master control operator, signing the station off at night. Remember when they used to do that? Around 3:30 am I would run the tape of the American flag with the national anthem and then switch over to the station's call letters and color bars.

So many things have changed since then. But not my love for the beach and boardwalk.

In fact these store owners knew this was MY PLACE!

We also found an antiques and collectibles store on the boardwalk. . . here's a peek inside. We couldn't miss seeing vintage, even on our vacation.
The local historical museum was enticing as well, so we all took a walk to check it out. The antiques inside were amazing! (I forgot to bring my camera however!)

About a month before our trip Dear Hubs had been bragging about a bicycle he found for me at a yard sale for 5.00. Yes, I rolled my eyes and only imagined what awful thing he had dragged home for me. Well, I have to tell you, it ended up being my absolute favorite thing to do each morning... riding on the boardwalk with the Atlantic Ocean as my scenery. Dear Bebe rode on the back of his bike and she just loved it too!

Here she was playing "peek-a-boo" with my neice.

This year's beach trip included a mini reunion. My Sister's family was vacationing along the shore as well. We arranged before the trip to all bring the same outfit to wear on the beach for family photos. Don't they look great?

Dear Bebe loved having her cousins around to play with. I loved having my family together.

We'll have to do it again next year!


Connie said...

That Bebe is getting so big, sugar! She'll be in school before you even blink.

Victorian1885 said...

Good afternoon Jillian
It looks like you had a great vacation..Bebe is a doll! And I love your $5.00 bike! Take care..


gail said...

Hi Jillian-thanks so much for trying to follow my blog. Sorry I haven't commented before now, but I've been up to my eyeballs in furniture and stuff due to new carpet installation. Your trip to the beach sounds heavenly...sure wish I could get up there soon. You have to come to Manasquan some day...I know you'd love it. Also Ocean Grove. I'm going to post about that soon. Great flea market coming up there in Sept.
Hope my follower button is working now...I don't know how to test it!

Olivia said...

Oh, I just adore the beach! We have a lake down the road from my house with a beach and right now that is as close as I get...go for it on your pink windows!

Holly Loves Art said...

It's always so hard to come back to "real life" after vacation. What lovely pictures! Bebe is just precious. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog.

Nancy said...

Jillian, we are somewhat seriously considering bagging the corporate life and moving to the beach. There is a small chance we will take a two week vacation soon to see what we can find for work in Destin, FL. Small, but so adventurous!

Happy Birthday, so late, but sincere. Glad you were able to take a vacation about the same time.

We have such happy memories of the cousins on the beach each year.

Natasha Burns said...

oh what a wonderful time it sounds like you had at the beach! love the matching outfits, your Bebe is adorable!
That bike was a real find, especially for $5, yay hubby!
oh gosh, yes, i remember when tv used to turn off at night, and we got the colour bars. now we're 24 hours, hundreds of channels.... i kinda like it how it is now, lol!

MJ said...

Your dh is quite the shopper! Wonderful beach memories!