Labor Day weekend is traditionally the last hurrah for beachgoers at the Jersey Shore. This year all eyes are on a potentially unwanted visitor. A tropical storm is threatening to park itself offshore and bring high winds, erosion and flooding to communities that in some cases have not yet fully recovered from Hurricane Sandy four years ago. This holiday weekend my thoughts are with the homeowners and businessowners on the coast. Fingers crossed you all get through unscathed.
I spent a good part of my summer at the Jersey Shore and loved every minute of it. Here are some of the reasons why.
Exit 102 — Asbury Park
Exit 63 — Long Beach Island
Exit 25 — Ocean City
Exit 13 — Avalon
Exit 10 — Stone Harbor
Exit 4 — Wildwood
Exit numbers are the exits on the Garden State Parkway that you would use to access each of these shore towns. The exit numbers run south to north starting at Exit 0 for Cape May. The numbers correspond to the mileposts on the parkway.