It has now been a week since we have been living life post "Super Storm" Sandy. The reality that our "backyard" has been changed forever. The boardwalk's have been destroyed. The beaches have been leveled.

People's lives have been turned upside down. Literally AND figuratively.

I sat on my couch and thought about my friends who's homes on the water was destroyed. I thought about my cousins and hoping they were o.k as they had to evacuate their house in Manasquan. Tears were forming in my eyes as I thought about how much destruction was done to my hometown.

Will things ever be the same? Doubtful. But I do know as a proud resident of the Jersey Shore that this community will do EVERYTHING it can to rebuild.

It got me thinking about why I love the Jersey Shore so much. It then got me searching. Searching for pictures. Searching for some of my favorite memories of the jersey shore with my friends and family. Here are some of mine.

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