Sandy Sightings all over Avalon and Stone Harbor during the 4th of July!

4th of July weekend is marked on everyone's calendars because it epitomizes the perfect summer weekend. What is better than gathering with friends and family to enjoy a weekend filled with excellent food at cookouts, tons of fun in the sun, topped off by colorful firework displays at night? Not much. In the Northeast many people pack their cars and hit Cape Cod and the Islands to enjoy the weekend. This is what our very own Pat Ginley has done for as long as he can remember, but since he is living in Baltimore this summer, the trek up north was too much. Thankfully he was invited to go to Avalon in the Jersey Shore. Pat was very skeptical of the idea after watching what MTV portrayed the Jersey Shore being like. However, we were glad to hear that he had an amazing time in Avalon and Stone Harbor. He described the 7 mile island as "Perfect. The sand at the beach is so soft and powdery it is like laying on a Tempurpedic mattress. Bikers rule the roads as the streets are lined by people on beach cruisers traveling to and from their favorite beach spots. After the beach the line at the "Avalon Freeze" ice cream parlor is long, but well worth the wait. As the sun sets the salty air turns into delicious smells of BBQ's. The fireworks were amazing and marked the end of the day for some, but the start of the night for many who flocked to the very fun open air bars. Hands down one of the best 4th of July's in a very long time." We are very glad that he enjoyed the weekend and we hope that you all did as well. Here are some pictures of Pat and his friends down the shore. We encourage anyone who has pictures from 4th of July weekend to send them our way at