Thursday, February 28, 2013

Seeing Is Believing

Hurricane Sandy only left us without power for a week, but it devastated the areas where we grew up.  We were heartbroken to see all of the damage that beotch of a storm caused.  We were dying to get down there, mainly to Seaside and surrounding areas to see it for ourselves, but didn't have the chance, until about a month ago.

We weren't prepared for what we were about to see. 

You know, just because we aren't seeing it on the news AS much, does not mean that the recovery is still very much ongoing.  It was overwhelming to see all of the destruction to some of our favorite places.  The places where we have created so many memories.

The boardwalk, there is no boardwalk.

The Jet Star. :(

Tons of Landmarks all piled into a parking lot.

     Jason said that this looks similar to what New Orleans looked like when he was down there for work after Katrina.

Jason's Aunt and Uncle used to own the house all the way to the left.  Him and his cousins grew up there, spending many summers in that house. 

The damage to some houses was just unreal. I couldn't imagine my whole life just taken away like that.

 Another picture of the non-existent boardwalk.  ALTHOUGH, there is good news, they have recently begun to rebuild it!

It was a lot to take in.  You see it on TV and in pictures, but to be there and to "feel" the impact of it, was eerie.  We had lunch at one of the few places that are currently open, before taking one more trip down the Boulevard.  

I truly believe we will rebuild and will prove that Jersey Strong is not something to mess with!

Some pics from last Summer

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Melissa Pezza said...

Oh Sam- I cant even look. I was actually just thinking about it all last night! It is horrific but they will build again! They will!

Katie said...

I grew up going to LBI ever summer of my life, and my husband went to Avalon. It has already been a huge part of our married life and was my little man's first vacation. The devastation is unreal. But no one knows strong like Jersey! We know we will be back on the shore this summer! New follower! :)

Natalie said...

I'm sure it is super eerie...I have faith that it will be rebuilt Jersey Strong!

Andie said...

As a resident of SE Louisiana and dealing with Katrina, I can tell you it will rebuild and it will be better than ever. You'll see! :)