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  • Jerilynn Gangwer

Family Summer Vacation Traditions- OCNJ

Did your family have a favorite place that you grew up going to every summer? Maybe it was the beach, lake, or mountains? Perhaps you still have this annual tradition too.

For my family this special place is at the Jersey Shore- Ocean City, NJ. OCNJ is known as America’s Greatest Family Resort. If you’ve ever been here, you’ll understand why.

I’ve been going to OCNJ since I was little with my mom’s side of the family. Usually most of my aunts, uncles, and cousins and their families still come to the shore week, even if it’s only for a couple of days.

Ocean City has so much to offer every age from the beaches and soft sand, boardwalk, rides, downtown shopping, restaurants, and so much more. In addition, Atlantic City, Wildwood, and Cape May are just a few other shore points located within a short distance from Ocean City.

Needless to say, I have so many fond family memories from over the years. Every day, our group gathers at the same street beach and we typically have a large circle. Over the years, we’ve had family get togethers for birthdays and other celebrations, family game nights, ride night on the boardwalk and my dad’s “Uncle Jerry’s Kids Breakfast “ Every year has been special and I’m so thankful for the memories made there.

I also love taking photographs of the beautiful sunsets, sky, and ocean. Here are a few of my favorites from over the years. The one sunset makes the sky look like it's on fire. It was cool how my phone captured the sky.

Finally, this year wouldn't be complete without my new beach profile picture. PS- I appreciate the patience of my photographer! :)

What vacation or summer traditions does your family have?

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