Long Beach Island in October

from a beautiful long weekend in october '12.

One year ago we packed our weekend bags (reeaaally light, too) for a quick beachside getaway during the off-season. October at the beach is such a delight; one of my favorite times to really soak in all that I love about the beach. The screeching seagulls, hanging out at my favorite jetty and inspecting the rocks, the wind and mist against our beach front windows, and a great vista atop our spiral staircase - sort of like rooftop deck. Salt water taffy, daily stops at my favorite beach cafe, and impromptu surfing adventures. Missing the crowds was awesome, and there was just enough going on that we could get our ice cream fix and other beachy treats as if it was a normal summer day.

ciao, xo