Ocean City, New Jersey

by Ada on August 7, 2012

Lately I’ve been feeling really antsy. I originally planned on travelling after graduation, but my full-time job happened to start the day after. To quell my amassed wanderlust Kevin and I headed to the Jersey Shore this weekend.

Though my pre-conceived notions of the shore consisted of obstreperous drunks with big hair , Kevin assured me that nice parts do exist. We visited the quaint beach town of Ocean City, located mere miles from Atlantic City.

We didn’t reach the town until late Friday night and, after an early-morning swim workout, definitely craved a hearty breakfast.

We headed to a local favorite, Uncle Bill’s Pancake House.

Both Kevin and I selected blueberry pancakes with fried eggs.

After breakfast we went para-sailing (a lifetime dream of mine!) and then hit the pool for our second workout of the day.

After our workout we headed over to the boardwalk to explore and grab some dinner.

We ended up at the famed Monco Monco, whose extended line moved fairly quickly.

We scored counter seats and immediately ordered a half veggie, half plain pie.

Though never a huge pizza fan, Kev’s love of the slice may be rubbing off on me. Starving from the day’s physical activity, I quickly wolfed down three slices.

Next up was another Jersey Shore tradition: Frozen custard from Kohr’s Brothers.

Oh baby. This stuff definitely lived up to the hype. I should also note that Kevin and I probably consumed at least three pints of ice cream over the course of the weekend. That’s just how we roll.

After dinner came a ferris wheel ride, the perfect conclusion to a wonderful day.

Sunday we had limited time and began with another breakfast at Uncle Bill’s. Kev scarfed down this platter:

while I tried to be slightly healthier with fresh fruit

and a blurry yogurt parfait.

The super fun ocean swimming, parasailing, biking, board-walk exploring and plain relaxation made returning to the city very difficult. Such a fun time with such a fun person!

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Gabriela August 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Ahhh I wish I’d known you were in OCNJ this weekend! I was there too- my extended family has had a house there since the 1940s, and my brother and I went to school with Uncle Bill’s kids. Glad you enjoyed the Manco & Manco pizza, too. It’s my favorite, though they changed the name last year and I still call it Mack & Manco’s. And Kohr Bros. is my FAVORITE! We totally should have met up!

Okay, I’ll stop ranting now. Such a small world!

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Monique August 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm

when i was a youngen, i took family trips to the jersey shore with my family. Our one constant was dining at Ernie’s 50′s diner, and Kohr’s Frozen Custard.
Good times. !

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Katie August 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm

What a fun weekend! I’ve been trying to take little trips all summer to get out of the city and enjoy life.

Allllllllso we should catch up soon!

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Sophie August 16, 2012 at 9:34 am

In one word – WOW! Your trip looks so much fun and the food, well lets say you just made me hungry for pizza and ice cream, right now :)

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