I'm ashamed to say I didn't bring a real camera to our recent trip to Seaside Heights, NJ. Although, with an iPhone and Instagram, you can't really lose. Our days were spent people watching (oh, the people watching is so damn good in Seaside), being the only 20-something's eating breakfast before 9 am, lots of air hockey, and the occasional Jersey Shore cast sighting.
Being in close proximity to "famous" individuals is a strange thing to get used to. There are masses of people trolling the boardwalk, and Ocean Terrace like schools of fish waiting for their prey. All with their iPhones outs, all showcasing their Jersey Shore quoted tank tops. "You Mad Bro?", "Let's Get Weird!", & "I'm DTF" just to name a few. I know I sound like a hater right now, but I have to admit I was slightly interested to see what the fuss was all about. Pauly D's tan did not disappoint.
Asbury Park is a standing monument to all those in the community that helped turn it around. The boardwalks are clean, the shops and restaurants are unique and full of enthusiastic people. The beach is packed, and the historical boardwalk landmarks still stand with all their glory. It's easily my favorite spot to be during the Summer.