Friday, August 24, 2012

The Jersey Shore

You might have noticed my blog has slowed down a little. This is because Joe and I took a couple days off work and vacationed down at The Jersey Shore. Joe and I and about 15 of our friends rented hotel rooms and beach houses to blow off a little steam. It was nice to get away and it was actually more relaxing than I thought it was going to be. When we arrived at the famous boardwalk I realized it was nothing like the show. It was somewhat dirty and grimy but all in all a good time. 

The first night we spent some time at the beach house and walked on the boardwalk. I was itching to get to the beach the next morning.

It was perfect!

Gotta love the beach waves... NOT!

Jersey itself is a really weird state if you ask me. Here are some weird facts I learned while I was there:

1. U-Turns are 100% illegal in the entire state
2. It's Illegal for you to pump your own gas. A gas station attendant must do it for you.
3. Parking meters run 24/7 and if you think you won't get a ticket at 4am... your wrong!
4. You have to be 19 to buy cigarettes.
5. You have to pay a $5.00 cover charge just to step foot on the beach.
6. While visiting you will notice that there are a lack of cabs. There were times that no matter what cab company you called there were no cabs and no one would even give you a time they would just say no.
7. You can not buy any alcohol besides beer after 10pm at the liquor stores.

 Pretty strange!!

I am sure some of your are wondering and... yes, we did see some sites from MTV's Jersey Shore.

We shopped at the Shore Store and even saw the owner. Not all that exciting but I heard rumors that the shore is more enjoyable when the cast is not there. 

Joe and another brother got Henna tattoos to represent their fraternity. (It kind of looks like I did it - Thank goodness it's not real)

We were in shock to see this little guy driving up and down the boardwalk. When we asked to take a picture they made sure to tell us this was for the boardwalk only and they have regular cars for the street.

Over all we had a very fun weekend with VERY fun people. We can't wait to go back!!

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