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Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Visit to the Village



Hello! Thank you, everyone, for your get well thoughts, prayers, and suggestions. I wish I had a better report for you. Today my dear friend Elle [L] drove me to the village to pick up Rxs , then she patiently drove me around a bit for some photo taking, so we'd have something fun to look at here on the blog.
On the way we passed the local nightclub [I don't think I have ever been there!].

edit: [looks like it was food, lol, but this is a dance club too.]
JAHSTIX
 aka RastaRock, based out of NYC, is the embodiment of earthdriving electrical charge, the amalgam of RootsReggae, RootsRock Folk Music. At once a laidback acoustic guitar rebel lover and other times a charged strat wielding, swirling, dancing ,chanting Rasta.n

I love their entrance.








The idea that the people in charge have it planted every summer with palm trees and tropical flowers astounds me. And thrills me, to see this here in the cold northeast. Then every fall, the landscaper comes, digs up the trees and carts them away. It must be verrrrry expensive but so worth it.


L and I decided we will go there for a drink or dinner as soon as I am able. I think it's just burgers on the boardwalk but how fun.


In town we saw this cute sign everywhere. They are reminders to drive slowly since this is a place tiny kids can play in the street, toddlers on tricycles, teens on bikes, etc. Speed limit 10 mph, no traffic lights.








The village is tiny. We are parked by the beach road and ahead of us you can see the bay side two blocks away.


House are very close together, size varies a lot but values and taxes are among the highest in the state. My cousin always called it a bungalow colony! And maybe by not-beachfront standards it is. If you're in the market for a multi-million dollar bungalow. [I don't actually live in the village.]
Quiet and quaint and safe though.



Early summer flowers abound. People squeeze in colorful annuals anywhere there's a patch of sandy soil.


Roses on all the white or grey fences...




This is a fun big perennial garden, tucked against the beach fence. The plants seem to thrive in the sandy soil.



There's a new ''beach boutique and spa'' to explore, a wine shop, an ice cream parlor, a hairdresser, the drugstore and a lot of restaurants with outdoor tables. The library and grocery were lost during H. Sandy. But it's still a perfect tiny and ''end of the world'' place to be in the summer.

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 Sad to say I was not up to even having an ice tea under the breezy trees at the tiny cafe. Maybe next week?

from a friend
rooftop bar with Prosecco popsicles!
And Mo enjoying my friends' shady garden where he has been spending weekends lately.



love 

lizzy

gone to the beach...

no pix..... :-(

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Very nice of Elle to drive you around, it looks like it was a good day for it. The village is very nice looking, too bad the grocery didn't return. And the library! I love libraries!

    The club looks very tropical and fun, you'll have to make sure you tell us all about it when you get to go. I'd love to have the money they spend getting those trees moved twice a year! That can't be cheap! But it does make it look like a vacation spot. Hmm, what's a 'jahstix' on their sign??

    The wine Popsicle looks interesting but I'm not much for wine - I'd rather have one made from strawberry puree!

    LOL, the picture of Mo with is chew treat makes him look like a pudgy man with a cigar!! He's so funny!

    I hope you feel better soon, I know you'd rather be outside! Take care, and hopefully you'll improve!

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      JAHSTIX aka RastaRock, based out of NYC, is the embodiment of earthdriving electrical charge, the amalgam of RootsReggae, RootsRock & Folk Music. At once a laidback acoustic guitar rebel lover and other times a charged strat wielding, swirling, dancing ,chanting Rasta.

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  2. It s ok, the library ladies were really mean!

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  3. Looks like a lovely little village. Goodness, it takes a lot of effort to safely remove and transport palm trees. I'll have one of those popsicles. It was 115 here yesterday. ugh! Sorry to hear you are still having hip pain.

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  4. Oh you are something, in spite of not feeling well, you give us such a great tour. I love all the photos. Such a great place to live. :) Kit

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  5. You and Elle make a good team. Fun photos for us to look at.

    That place must make decent money to be able to haul those trees in and out. It sure is pretty.

    Great roof top photo from your friend, beautiful view.

    Are they really not going to rebuild the grocery and library. You'd think those would be high priority. Oh, I frequent two different libraries, and there are mean ladies at one of them. I am always astounded! I kill them with kindness to see if I can make a dent... What's up with that, come on man, you're working in a library, it can't be all bad.

    Thank you for putting in the effort and time to share with us. I hope you know how much we appreciate and look forward to your posts.

    Kel

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    1. Hi! Oh no, my friend told me the nightclub is really sleazy! Hahaha. She was rushing off w Mo, I have to find out more.

      The grocery tried to repair/ reopen as an IGA but it failed within a year, too bad. For some reason it had very dim marginal lighting after the storm, always, no clue why bt it didn t encourage shopping there. And of course the good butcher/ baker and so on were gone. I m not sure why the library never reopened, someone even donated something like $250,000.oo for it s restart, but no. Maybe it had poor numbers due to the mean-ness of the ladies? I avoided it unless desperate. Currently it s becoming an Italian restaurant. Fine.

      have a good weekend, hope it s not too hot.

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  6. Don't ya love little village communities. Glad you enjoyed your time:)

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  7. Sorry to hear you are not feeling better. It was good of L to take you for your rx and a bit of a respite. Blessings sweet friend.

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  8. I do love the idea of a bungalow colony! Such a vivid description in so few words!

    It was a great tour for those of us who won't make it there this season!

    Stay cool and keep Mo entertained (and full of rawhides)!

    smooches to both!

    L

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