Thursday, September 10, 2009

Greetings From Asbury Park

My cousin forced me to see Asbury with different eyes. He loved Asbury Park, even at a time when I would roll my eyes at the suggestion of spending an afternoon there laying on the beach. Before talks of development and building restoration projects, he was a fan of this beach town because of its conflicted history, not despite of it. Another perk is that it is less crowded than other favorites along the coast, although that is quickly changing.

There is something intriguing about going to a place that has fallen off most people's radar. Off the beaten path, some people call it, when you decide to explore somewhere not in the travel guides. There are many perks to this philosophy, for one you avoid the crowds and you get enjoy an experience a place few others have.

The fireworks are hailing over Little Eden tonight
Forcing a light into all those stony faces left stranded on this warm July

Did you hear the cops finally busted Madame Marie for tellin' fortunes better than they do For me this boardwalk life is through baby
You ought to quit this scene too

This pier lights our carnival life forever
-Bruce Springsteen