Sunday, July 15, 2007

Beach Baby

Elated at the fact that we actually had a sunny and warm Saturday, we headed to the beach last weekend with our friends Jeremy and Amy, and their little boy Liam to celebrate! We have been hearing about Sandy Hook beach for the last couple of weeks, and decided to check it out. Sandy Hook is in New Jersey and is a national protected shore which basically means it is a national park so most of the peninsula is undeveloped. It used to be an old army base so there are all of these charming old officers homes and other buildings in the area. We had a great day exploring, playing in the water and soaking up the sun. We took a ferry from lower Manhattan that went right past the statue of liberty, under the Verrazano bridge, and straight to Sandy Hook.
This is the shoreline where you come in off the ferry
You can see some of the old officers houses here
I love the houses in this picture! By the time we left, Dan and Jeremy were trying to figure out how they could convert Sandy Hook into a summer resort, they didn't seem to care that is was a national park.
Dan is pretty much in love with Liam and wants to adopt him!
To make a long story short, the beach we went to was adjoining the nude beach, which I later found out is the largest nude beach on the Atlantic coast (thanks to wikipedia). Anyway, We thought this sign was pretty funny, and despite what this picture may lead you to believe, Dan and Jeremy are not naked, but they would like to think they were brave enough to be!
This last picture is actually from another day at Jones beach a couple of weeks ago, but since I meant to put it on the blog a couple of weeks ago, thought I might as well include it with this post.


Brynn and Jesse said...

That looks like so much fun! I miss the beach so much!!!!

Suzi said...

It was great weather for the beach-I think Sandy Hook is the place to go. Your pictures are awesome!

Weed Family said...

Cute pictures, that little boy is darling! And yes, Eric has never been up to NY, so we want to plan a trip up there, we'll call ya!