This weekend I went to the Jersey shore for the first time, despite John extolling its virtues for the past 8 years or so. It was really beautiful and not at all like the stereotypical MTV version. It did help we were there in the off-season, and in a different part of the shore, though. Now that I am officially a New Jersian (sp?), I justify it as all bad stereotypes come from North Jersey, and I live in South Jersey. :)
It was a gorgeous weekend, filled with bike-riding, grilling, hanging out with friends, beach wandering, and yes, even a very quick dip in the ocean.