- Posted November 2, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Jersey Shore memories
Beaches Better than California's
Everyone from California thought we were crazy for going to New Jersey for the beach. As much as you would explain how pristine the sand was or how the water was usually the perfect temperature there was just no way to describe the way it felt to be there. The humid salt air seemed to cleanse the soul after a hectic year of growing up. I wasn't the only one surrounded with loved ones. Everybody at the beach was with their families laughing and making memories.
Our grandma passed away years ago and we grew up and the yearly trips eventually stopped. Of course as a kid it was easy to take those years for granted. Now it has been about 8 years since our last trip and every summer I miss the time we spent together at the Shore. I miss grandma, and her food, Jersey pizza, Friendly's, Iceberg Ice Cream, Beach Badges, the Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, flying kites, Ben Franklin's, and that humid salty air and summer thunder storms.
It was always comforting to know it was there even if I was not able to visit. I never thought it would change so drastically in my lifetime. I know it will be rebuilt and I hope that I and all the other people who love the Shore will be able to make more amazing memories in the years to come.
The first picture is all the cousins together at the beach.
The second is a collage taken at sunrise. Seaside Heights can be seen in the distance on the right.