Friday, May 10, 2013

A DAY IN THE LIFE: New Jersey Travel Blog, Pt. III: A Place Called Home

A DAY IN THE LIFE: New Jersey Travel Blog, Pt. III: A Place Called Home

  9 MAY 2013:  My first full day home in New Jersey after eight months in Brasil was a fun one.  Don't get me wrong, I love living in Rio de Janeiro but New Jersey will always be home.  It's where I'm from.  It's where I grew up. I have spent most of my life here.  All of my experiences from here on the Jersey Shore have shaped my life and the person that I have become.  Naturally, whenever I'm away for an extended amount of time I tend to miss it.  Time away, also, makes me appreciate it more...especially after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy six months ago.

Mmmmm, my first Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese sandwich in eight months!
  I woke up early, this morning, to drive my aunt to work and use her car for the day.  I hit up breakfast at one of my favorite spots, Bagel Basket Cafe in Spring Lake Heights, for one of my favorites...and a standard  in NJ...a pork roll, egg, & cheese sandwich on a hard roll with salt/ pepper/ ketchup.  I've been dying for one of these for months!!!  After breakfast, I met up with my friend, Pat Hemenway.  We hit up a really fun bodyboarding session at Gunny's in Belmar.  He had to bail early to be to work at Eastern Lines surf shop.  I stayed out to round off a two hour session and break in my new board a little bit more.

Pat Hemenway (on the left) and the crew at Eastern Lines Surf Shop in Belmar, NJ.
  After bodyboarding, I had running around to do...Eastern Lines for surf wax and sunscreen,  Oakley Vault Jersey Shore (my old job) to refill my lens cleaner and pick up a new pair of boardshorts, along with a few other errands.  Later, I met up with one of my oldest and best friends, Lou, for some Mexican food from Jose's and watch some baseball at his place.  The way the day went, you would be hard-pressed to believe that I've been away for eight months because it felt like I had never left!

Belmar, New Jersey...a lot of progress has been made rebuilding in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, but there's  still much work to be done!
  That's all for now.  Until the next time, I'm Steve "Action" Jackson.  I'll see you out on the water...YEEEWWW!!!

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