We moved from Las Vegas at the same time that our great friends the Nelsons did. They are in New York City right now for part of the summer, so we had to jump at the chance to meet up somewhere while we are within driving distance of each other. That somewhere ended up being Brigantine, New Jersey.
We had great timing and arrived within minutes of each other at our lunch destination...a place called Shea's that had great reviews on Trip Advisor. We had to wait almost an hour, but it was good food and a good time.
The biggest reason we chose New Jersey was for some beach time. The kids can't get enough of it. Mom and Dad like it too. We even saw dolphins at one point in the afternoon.
We also went to a beautiful wildlife refuge. Smashed frogs were touched and pockets were filled with rocks.
We found the cutest place with lots of shops, food, a carousel, etc. I loved everything about it.
It was so wonderful to see the Nelsons again. Hopefully it won't be too long till we meet up again somehow somewhere!