For as long as I can remember, I have been heading to the Jersey Shore. Ocean City was my home away from home for a week or two every single summer since I was just a young’n. From the Surf Mall to the Wonderland Pier and every ice cream shop, arcade and french fry stand in between, heading ‘down the shore’ was always THE highlight of my summer! The Porches.. all 12 of us.. came rollin’ down Asbury Ave ready to hit the beach and the boards for the week, and mannn did we have some fun!
First up, a summer staple when hitting the OC Boardwalk, Kohr Bros. ice cream! We got the last of the strawberry & banana twist before they switch over to the pumpkin spice twist for the fall.
Then, it was off to Wonderland Pier to hit up the big Ferris wheel. You can see SO much from up there including most of the boardwalk, the OC Music Pier and Castaway Cove – and in the other direction is the lit-up skyline of Atlantic City.
Of course I can’t go more than a couple days without seeing a show – and as luck would have it, Kenny Wayne Shepherd was at the Ocean City Music Pier with his great band including Noah Hunt (vocals) and legendary drummer and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chris ‘Whipper’ Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble) celebrating the 25th Anniversary of KWS’ sophomore album ‘Trouble is…’ AMAZING show as always!
We were able to catch a couple of the planes and choppers from the Atlantic City Air Show fly over the beaches of Ocean City too!
If you are able to make it down to Sea Isle City, a must place to stop and grub is Mike’s Dock – some of the best seafood at the Jersey Shore! And if you walk to the dead end part of the block towards the water, you might just catch a cool sunset like this one!
No matter what time of year, the Jersey shore is a true gem of a destination – and we are very fortunate that it is so close to the Philadelphia area!
The Pirate King approves! -bp
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