Boardwalk, Interrupted

Jersey Boardwalk

Seaside Heights is known for its boardwalk. Watched Jersey Shore? Yeah, that’s our boardwalk. Ever caught footage of MTV beach house debauchery, and you’ve seen the far north side of our boardwalk. Yes, it’s a little trashy. Okay, a lot trashy. But where else can you get the best sausage sandwiches, lobster rolls, birch beer, frozen custard, and rickety roller coasters?


Games and More


Midway Sausages

Om nom nom nom

Midway is the place for a sausage, peppers, and onion. Four years ago Jason ate three (3!) in one day, but he’s done proving his mettle to the family so this year he only had one. I even tried to do a split for another half each but he wouldn’t go for it. The sweetest lemonade in all the land washes it down. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.


Prizes Galore

Family Bonding

The Big Winner

Frog Bog and the water-shooting race are our only games, actually. We’ll dominate the frog bog, get a prize, and give it to the next kid who passes us by. Family-only water-shooting means we take over a booth but we don’t normally take a prize. This year after a malfunction with the water-shooting race I went up against an aunt in a re-do and won, and I kept my little Om Nom.

Neon and Lights

Sweet Endings

Turned out the one night we chose to go to the boards was the night a derecho descended on the East Coast, and boy did it come upon us fast! Games started closing and people fled the boardwalk—we got into the cars just in time, in fact. Of course, Jason just went straight back out, stormchaser he is. The shots were clearly worth it!

Early End to the Fun

Amazing Storm over the Boardwalk

Storm, Moving Out

Fireworks to to End the Night

12 Responses

  1. Derek Silva says:

    Epic clouds and photos! Cool to see people I actually know (well, one at least!) do things like hit the boardwalk.

  2. jason says:

    @Derek Silva: Yea, it’s another one of her family’s traditions, but one I most welcome. I need to go there just to people watch one day 🙂

  3. Minty-Mom says:

    These shots really epitomize our beach week. Jason, fantastic storm pictures!

  4. elizabeth says:

    I love these photos, being from the Jersey shore myself (although not the Jersey-shore-iest of sections lol)… the night shots, especially… so awesome.

  5. Emily says:

    The storm pictures are beautiful! I particularly love the colors in the one with the dark blue clouds over the empty beach dotted with red trash cans.

  6. Karis says:

    I love me some trashy east coast boardwalks :). I don’t know the place in Ocean City, Maryland that’s covered in hubcaps that’s on the boardwalk, but whatever that place is, it epitomizes the east coast boardwalk in my mind. Great photos!

  7. Miko says:

    you guys got some really fantastic shots this year! this would make an awesome set for the photo wall.


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