Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Down the shore

Half day down the shore today.  Started in the afternoon with Stevie's first visit to Lucy the Elephant.

Lucy the Elephant

Little known curiosity of the Jersey shore: just south of Atlantic City in Margate lies this six story wood and tin elephant.  It was first built in 1881 as a roadside attraction, and was designated a national historic landmark in 1976.  Today you can pay $8 for a guided tour through the interior and up onto the howdah.

Now you know what to do when you're in New Jersey and you know what that thing on top of elephants is called.  Don't say I never taught you anything.

We then headed to Ocean City where I ran three barefoot miles along the beach.

Hide yo kids.

Stevie: Oh, did you already go in the water?
Me: Nope, this is just sweat.

A dip in the water and then a lovely evening promenade along the boardwalk complete with a mummers band and divebombing seagulls.  Pizza, birchbeer and icecream for dinner.

Summer sure is nice when I'm not in the throes of an intense marathon training plan.

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