It’s been eons since I visited Asbury Park, and it definitely looked spiffier than I remembered, but by no means posh. Inside the old Paramount Theater building, a shop owner was telling a customer about how Gov. Chris Christie visited after Hurricane Sandy, and whatever you think of him, that meant a lot to her. We got there on cloudy Monday morning so it wasn’t that busy, but when the sun came out, so did more people.
Tillie at Wonder Bar
Madame Marie, the fortune teller immortalized by Bruce Springsteen, is no longer with us, but her psychic business remains.
So many doggone rules in Asbury Park
They practice single-stream recycling in Asbury Park
Asbury Park lifeguards
Checking the water
And looking for water to skim
Apparently, Jersey is considering a statewide ban on smoking at the beach. But some spots allow it. And there are lots of cigarette butts in the sand even at beaches that don’t.