My Aunt C.C., Mom's youngest sister, lives in Manasquan, near the shore in New Jersey. She graciously hosts us whenever we visit and I just love her little downtown, her neighborhood, the inlet, the boardwalk, and the restaurants. We were able to meet my second cousin, Lexy, for lunch early in the week, at The Sand Bar, right on the water. We all enjoyed a wonderful salad with grilled scallops, and caught up on her plans to hopefully attend ECU for nursing in the Fall. Would love to have Lexy closer!
It was overcast and turned a bit colder during our time in New Jersey, so I had to share a picture of the little pink raincoat Aunt C.C. put on her Yorkie, Chloe, to go out for her walks. What a cutie!
One sunny day I took a walk downtown and snapped a few pictures along the way...just love the houses (some with white picket fences), the flower gardens, the local Baptist church, and yes, even the water tower!
One evening we headed just up the road to nearby Spring Lake for a delicious dinner at the Black Trumpet (I ordered crab cakes and Mom & Aunt C.C. got the biggest rib eyes I have ever seen!), with a view of the ocean. The restaurant is in the front left corner of the Grand Victorian, and our table was right by the window.
After dinner I headed across the street to see the boardwalk and watch the surfers in their wet suits. The houses along this drive were so beautiful. Must be wonderful to live that close to the shore!
And so ends another wonderful day along the shore in New Jersey. Bet you didn't know it was this pretty!