You’ve seen the devastation now..

That would be on the sign that I would paint next to my painfully empty restaurant in Point Pleasant Beach. The entire sign would read:

You’ve see the devastation –

Taken your pictures –

Now spend some money

before you leave!

Thank You!

That was me today, gawking at the devastation and spending some money.  I work about ten minutes from Point Pleasant Beach. The boardwalk here was (is) dominated by Jenkinsons and  Martel’s Tiki Bar. It looks like a lot of the Jenkinsons property (from the road) is fairly ok. I did not go up to the boardwalk. Most of the ocean side of Ocean Ave was blocked off.

I ate lunch at Perk’s Cafe on Ocean Ave. When I walked into the restaurant at 1:20 pm, I made a total of two customers in the business. I know it’s the off-season and there was a hurricane, but how can a business survive like that?  While I was eating a group of construction workers came in and ate lunch. I think that is a hopeful sign.

After I left the business I shot this video driving north on Ocean Ave up to the Manasquan Inlet.   Enough said.

Three weeks down, the rest of eternity to rebuild.

Namaste

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