Friday, July 3, 2015

Three More Miles: The Henry Hudson Trail



This weekend I picked up where I left off on the Henry Hudson Trail--started in Union Beach and made it three miles to Middletown.

It was nice to have company! Though I may have told her we would put in a mile, and then walked six miles round-trip.










But there was ice cream at the end of this day!



My goal is to finish the trail in Sandy Hook, NJ by the end of summer. Any takers for a long walk?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Big Grad Party for Andrew Epp





Really, the star of the show was this Oreo platter. SO MANY FLAVORS.



I guess Andrew was ALSO a star of the show. We were celebrating his graduation from college, and he bartended for his family and friends all night.











Which brings me to: What basements were made for, that is, Beer Pong.







"Pray for me, New Jersey!" -- Dave King, Flogging Molly



Summer in New Jersey means one thing: shows. Live music in bars or basements or outdoor stages.








This weekend brought me to Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello at the Stone Pony Summer Stage.

But first, a brew and a pretzel at the new Biergarten in Asbury Park.






Living dangerously with toxic plants. So punk rock.



Flogging Molly, a really fun show to dance int he pit and sing along.






I was there for Gogol Bordello. Hadn't seen them since 2010 in Madison, WI. They were just as energetic and unrelenting as I remembered! Lots of jumping in the crowd.





Next morning breakfast: French Toast Latte is a must:



Thursday, June 25, 2015

I found summer!



After a muggy, too-hot spring I have been pleasantly surprised by decent summer weather this week.

I almost thought this wasn't going to come at all...