I know I get hung up on food for my Friday Favorites, but I'm going to resist since I just talked about food on Monday. :-D
Today I want to highlight something different, something awesome, something right in my backyard...
Ocean City, New Jersey!
Ocean City is dubbed "America's Greatest Family Resort". We have a 2 1/2 mile boardwalk with two amusement parks, 8 miles of beautiful beaches, and lots of entertainment in the summer as well as throughout the year. We also happen to be a "dry" town.
We roughly have about 11,000 people living in town year round, but in the summer that balloons up to about 150,000!
I LOVE the farmer's market we have every Wednesday in the summer, where I get fresh Jersey tomatoes, fruits, and corn. I also picked up some homemade mozzarella that was completely to die for! I'm usually there when it opens at 8AM.
Every Tuesday is "Funtastic" with live bands, face painting, balloon animals, and magic shows downtown. Every Thursday on the boardwalk is "Family Night", with tons of fun stuff going on. We have our own Ocean City Pops that perform concerts throughout the summer on the boardwalk at our Music Pier.
Just this week I saw in the paper that we were having a Sand Sculpting Contest and a Freckle contest (painted on freckles accepted too).
I could go on about the food on the boardwalk, like fudge, Johnson's popcorn, Crazy Susan's cookies (featured on the Food Network) and homemade ice cream, and funnel cake!
The hubby took the afternoon off yesterday and we hit the beach. We always joke with the kiddo and say, "Wow, wouldn't it be great to live here?" LOL
It really is!
What about where you live? What do you love best about your town?