A New Impromptu Trip

Is there anything more exciting than planning a new trip?  Especially one you didn’t expect to make? As readers of my blog know, I occasionally travel to Boston for work. I have a partially packed trip coming up that is going to necessitate me to be in Boston for the full work week.  This means,…

Where Angels Play

It seems tragedy gives birth to some of the most amazing things. The New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association, after the senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, was inspired to make a memorial to each child. Called the Sandy Ground 26 program it was a simple but brilliant idea. Make 26 playgrounds in 26 communities…

Superstorm Sandy – 1 Year Later

It has been one year since Superstorm Sandy.  In that time I’ve made three trips to the Jersey Shore, and will make my next trip in just a few days.  I’ve had a lot of time to reflect and absorb what’s happen to my hometown and my friends.  On the anniversary of the storm that…

Top 10 Things I Learned on my Trip Home

It’s been a while since I posted due to an all consuming work project.  But I haven’t forgotten my trip home to the Jersey Shore, which turned out to be more educational than expected.  I learned some interesting (and funny) lessons: 10. The WiFi in my mother’s house does not work upstairs…  In the middle of a work crisis, I ended up needing to turn…

Beach Park: We returned!

As an update to my Hurricane Sandy post , I wanted to report that my son’s favorite waterside park in Keyport, NJ has been repaired.  My son was very excited that he could play there again and took the opportunity to show his sister all they could do at the park. So nice to see…

Beach Day in Asbury Park

It’s not a trip to Jersey Labor Day weekend if it doesn’t include a trip to the shore.  My sister and her boyfriend came down for one day and her boyfriend loves the water so we decided to go with my dad and the kiddos to Asbury Park.  Asbury Park has a great boardwalk, a…

Revisiting My Past After The Storm

I’m a Jersey shore girl, born and raised in Keyport NJ, a working class town on the shore of the Raritan Bay.  I have lived in the San Francisco Bay area for 8 years, but many friends, most of my family, and my heart remain in Jersey.  So on October 29 2012 I was in sunny California and…