Barnegat, NJ: 9/26 – 10/4/21

Entrance to RV Resort

We spent a week here at Long Beach RV Resort, also known as Sun Retreats Long Beach Island RV Resort & Campground. Besides wanting to visit my beloved LBI again, we came to spend time with my brother, Jim. He was almost a year into his liver cancer diagnosis. He was feeling pretty good during our visit. Luckily, we were able to go out for dinner and spend an afternoon at the beach together.

Scott and Jim heading to the shoreline in Surf City.

It was a gorgeous, late September day. Jeanette, Jim, Scott and I spent a few hours at the beach. It was warm and breezy in the high 60’s, but the water temperature was quite cold. Jim put his feet in but decided he would get too cold with a full body dunk. I didn’t go in either. It was nice to see him out of the house, enjoying the ocean and our company.

On Wednesday, Scott and I took a drive to the tip of New Jersey to Cape May. Again, it was a beautiful sunny day with a slight chill in the air. We walked the beach but neither one of us went for a swim.

Instead, we reached out to our old friends, The Finleys, and went to visit them at their home on Cape Island. I hadn’t been to their home in years. They had done some renovating over the years including a new master bedroom wing and an outdoor bar! We enjoyed some beer and delicious food cooked by Chef Michael!

Scott, me, Mike and Gwen

On Saturday, Jeanette attended her high school reunion in Bergen County overnight. So, I spent the night with my brother at his home. It was important for him to not be alone, and it gave me the chance to cook dinner for him and hang out. And, to watch him rest.

Jim sure reminds me of our Pop in this picture. Same body language.

The next day, Scott and I drove back onto LBI and went to Beach Haven to have lunch. It was October 3rd and the weather felt like a typical summer’s day.


Next stop, New Hampshire!


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