The Unbearable Banishment: Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ

Monday, November 30, 2009

Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ

It's a good thing we blasted a big hole in the ozone layer, otherwise we wouldn't have these spectacular out-of-season afternoons. 63 degrees? A day before December? In the northeast? It's a gift!

We visited the boardwalk in Asbury Park. It got pretty busy as the afternoon progressed, but nothing like in July. 7-Year Old Daughter brought her scooter and I brought my skateboard. We cruised up and down the boardwalk. She yelled at me again about not having a helmet. I'm Mr. Bad Example.

3-Year Old Daughter is still too young for any mode of transport other than her two feet. She demanded equal time so I carried my skateboard.

Did you hear the cops finally busted Madame Marie
for tellin' fortunes better than they do?

4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

Bruce Springsteen

Yes, there really was a Madam Marie.

Asbury Park was once the playground of Presidents but this is all that's left. It's okay. I like it just fine.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are such a kid at heart! How many kids can say they skateboard with thier dad? Memories they will never forget-priceless

November 30, 2009 at 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love it! didn't know there really was a Madam Marie... cool, cool trivia!

November 30, 2009 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger mapstew said...

It looks wonderful. And sounds like it was a great day. :¬)

November 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

MT: I am astonishingly immature. It's a fact!

Daisy: I wish I had taken a better pic. It's actually a small kiosk on the boardwalk where she use to tell fortunes. That pic makes it look like some graffiti on an anonymous cement wall.

Map: It all came together for one afternoon.

November 30, 2009 at 6:38 PM  
Anonymous Nurse H said...

No work? no school?

November 30, 2009 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Sid said...

You mean it's not snowing already? I really was under the impression that Northern countries would be under snow already.

December 1, 2009 at 1:17 AM  
Anonymous popomatic jeff said...

Is The Fastlane (I think that was the name) still in Asbury Park?

December 1, 2009 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Poindexter said...

what special memories for your daughters!

December 1, 2009 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous nursemyra said...


December 1, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Gnu said...

helmets are for losers... okay, losers with no scrapes, punctures, or drain bamage, but still...

December 1, 2009 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Nurse: Actually, this took place on Sunday. I took a timeline liberty.

Sid: That's what's so astounding! I should have hung up my skateboard months ago.

Jeff: I do not know the Fastlane. Probably has something to do with having two kids.

Poindexter: Welcome! Great memories for me, too.

Nurse: I think you're fabulous. But you've always known that.

Gnu: Plus, they muss my hair.

December 2, 2009 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

Great shots. Whenever I think of Asbury Park I think of that song.

December 5, 2009 at 11:34 PM  

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