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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Tonight and Tomorrow Night - We Are at Ocean Place in Long Branch NJ

Pictures taken from our hotel room at sunset.

Lulu is speaking at the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Convention. It is being held in Long Branch NJ. It is about as far north as you can go - and still be on the Jersey Shore. Across the waters on the picture looking left - you can barely see the New York City Skyline.

We are on the 10th floor of Ocean Place with a balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is probably a hopping place in the summer - but right now the beach is empty. I do see 4 surfers down the beach - taking advantage of the storm induced waves.

Just down the beach from Long Branch is Asbury Park and Ocean Grove. In the 1950s - my grandparents used to spend a week every summer at Ocean Grove attending "church camp." I re-call one time in 1956 my parents taking us to Asbury Park for a weekend at the shore. Bruce Springsteen cut his teeth playing dance halls all along these shore towns.

Nor far from here - the famous Hindenberg Airship crashed on the beach at Lakehurst in 1937. Some folks thing the fire was caused by sabotage.