October 10, 2008

There goes the neighborhood.

All the tents have been tucked away for the off-season. You may remember I wrote about Ocean Grove’s bustling summer tent community for the Hooked on Houses’ house tour. Julia’s hosting another tour on October 24, and frankly I don’t know how I’ll top the tents! I may have to erect my own tepee village or something. ;-)

The town looks sort of vacant without the tents, but as a homeowner without a driveway I’m selfishly appreciative of the 114 extra parking spots.

It looks like someone is taking advantage of the newly vacated real estate:

Our area will be hopping this weekend! We’ll have guests so I’m not sure how much ground I’ll cover, but within a mile of the shore house, there’s:

- Fireworks on the beach tonight.

- The
antique and art show in Asbury Park at the Convention Hall.

- The
Fall Harvest and Craft Festival in Ocean Grove tomorrow.

- Another church bazaar tonight and tomorrow (and apparently there was a preview this morning. And I was off from work today. And four blocks away. Drats! I need to pay more attention.)

- A BBQ cook-off on the beach on Ocean Grove tomorrow.

- An
antique and collectibles show in Ocean Grove.

What’s a girl to do?? Unless I can split myself in three, it’s going to be a rough day. Rough in the best way possible, but rough nonetheless.


Jules from "The Roost" said...

OH I wish I was there for all that fun! :) Enjoy

Mrs. Buck said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend - have a great time!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, so much fun to be had! Wish I could join you. :)

heidi said...

Sounds like heaven to me. Can't wait to see pics!

Jersey Girl in DC said...

Guess what... I'm heading north to your part of Jersey tomorrow! We're going up to Madison to visit my little sister at Fairleigh Dickinson. Have you ever been? I'm excited! :) Yay!

Have fun this weekend with guests and shopping! How fun!

iloveupstate.com said...

The tents just came down? Oh man! Last weekend we almost drove out to see them and I insisted that they mut have come down Labor Day Weekend. Grr! Next year I have to see these!!!

Bella Casa said...

Aw, I remember when you posted about that tent city, I was so fascinated by it all, still am!!!

Sounds like you are going to have one fun filled weekend :)

Bella :)

Debbie said...

Do I ever remember your post on Hooked On Houses. Your post with the amazing tents was the best! I could just visualize spending a week there.

Enjoy your weekend it sounds like it's going to be wonderful.

Blessings - Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

I hope you had a great day! Let us know what you decided to do.


Claire, said...

Tee pee sound like a great idea!

Fifi Flowers said...

No post today... does that mean you are recouping from running from one event to the next?

Tina said...

Oh it all sounds like heaven to me. I wish we had all that close to me. BTW, maybe that spider is the real reason all the tents are gone.

Rue said...

Hi Laura :)

It's so sad to see them take down the tents :(

It sounds like you'll be having a lot of fun.

Oh and I copied that recipe for the chocolate balls. Those will be great for the holidays... yum :)


abeachcottage@typepad.com said...

g'day Laura

oh wow it all sounds good! you've got me wondering what you made it to...I remember oohing and ahhing at your tent post.

I sure hope you took lots of pics for us??


Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Hi ladies!

I did a horrible job of taking photos this weekend! Ugh. We were running around so much...and I did have pics on the beach but I wasn't sure if my friends wanted their kids pictures posted...and since it's 2:15 in the morning right now I figured it was not the opportune time to call them. :-)

ANYWAY...enough about me. Thanks so much for popping by!

-- Laura @ the shore house.

Pat said...

That is one BIG spider!

I met you through the open house tour on Hooked On Houses! I wish I could join in this time around but I'll be in Denver, CO at my daughter-in-law's baby shower. Hopefully next time.

I had no driveway for many years too, and then we did what many Brooklynite have done --we took away part of our front walkway, flattened it out and made a parking spot. The esthetics are ugly but we never have to worry where we'll park again. Sometimes city life has drawbacks doesn't it?

Stephanie said...

I loved the tour of these tent homes, ohhh, the season's over. I'm feeling that here too!