In an attempt to keep myself sane, I put Chase in the car today and drove around.
(In the past week either myself or one of my kids had a stomach virus every day...fun)
The Manasquan beachfront has been closed to the public due to the tremendous devastation that occurred after the lovely Superstorm Sandy blew through.
In the past few weeks, the public has been allowed to get down close to see everything for ourselves.
I have stayed away until today.
Only 7 minutes from my front door, is this....
Signs of hope and things being repaired.
What you don't see here is house after house with big red Xs on the door.
The hundreds of contractors, electricians, plumbers, work crews hard at work.
An empty ACME parking lot (locals will know what I mean), piles of sand, people taking pictures.
Where once stood dunes, walkways and gazebos now are piles of sand,
broken concrete, wood and american flags.
It's very over whelming to see it in person. Pictures don't come close to showing what it really is like.
I hope that everyone that lost their homes are able to get back to normal life soon.