8.27.11 ~ 239/365

27 Aug

Thanks for all the well wishes about staying safe this weekend with the threat of Hurricane Irene. So far, so good here at the Jersey Shore. It started raining about noon, but that’s about it. We’ve had a few patches of heavy rain, and a few gusts of wind, but the worst has yet to come. Here’s hoping the power stays on so I can continue to share pictures! If not, I’ll see you in a few days when power comes back on!

Before it got too bad out, I decided to drive around town just to see what things were looking like.

Like I said yesterday, we’ve never had a hurricane come through before. It was definitely eerie driving around and seeing businesses in town boarded up and seeing our normally jam-packed roads virtually empty. I drove over the parkway (the backbone of all driving in NJ!) and normally at 1:00pm on a Saturday afternoon (especially basically the last weekend of summer) the parkway would be bumper to bumper with cars packed to the brim ready for their weekend at the beach…but today it was eerily devoid of cars. I looked both ways and saw one lone car off in the distance.

The first place I went was out to the bay. The bay is normally calm– you rarely see it with white caps!

Looking the other way at the bay- that poor house all boarded up!

McDonalds…not really taking many precautions…just a bit of tape.

I would hope a hardware store would know how to properly secure their building!

And our favorite resturant/German butcher– all boarded up.

To anyone reading this who is also in Irene’s path- stay safe and dry!


Posted by on August 27, 2011 in August


3 responses to “8.27.11 ~ 239/365

  1. Trish ~ ♥ ~

    August 27, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I headed out before work this morning, about 9ish. I was so quiet and strange especially for the last summer weekend down the shore. Stay safe and we’ll head out on Monday for the “afters”.

  2. karren hubrich

    August 28, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Prayers for all of you in the hurricane’s path. Stay safe. Don’t take any chances trying to get pictures!

  3. Gretchen

    August 29, 2011 at 2:31 am

    So… how’d that McD’s fair?! Just curious. =P


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