Tuesday, September 4, 2012
here i am for one last time this season back at the seidler ave pool in the nest town of plainfield nj.
i thought i might get here again the next day or labor day but both days we had rain.
it has only been in the last couple of weeks that the temp and humidity had cooled down enough to be outside during the afternoon. ironicly the pool water was still warmer than the stand shower at the edge of the pool.
since it had been my birthday the previous week i had decided to allow myself 2 one day beach trips (as a gift to myself and went as my other self) one a day when my aunt stops by so that she would be here to keep an eye on my dad.
at the end of the day on thur the 23 i walked to the north end of Ocean Grove ( the border of asbury Park). the next photo photo show as it looks today.
there had also been swan paddle boats in the lake in front of the towered power station on the left.
all that remains of the hotel after it had a fire is the salt water pool which hasn't been used since the late 1970's. only a hint of it's former glory.
i remember using the former carousel house nearest the pool which also housed a small movie theater (ohhh ahhhh it had air conditioning , LOL) a closed shooting gallery and a closed bowling ally for our community concert band rehearsals in the late 1970's. my how things have changed with all this time and yet even as new businesses have moved into this area yet the restaurant that overlooks the ocean has remained closed this season. it's hard to believe that this section continues to deteriorate while the rest of ocean grove is vibrant..
anyway i cannot believe it is already labor day weekend! i hope everyone had a great day.
hugs to all