Ocean Grove, it's a wonderful little "gem" of a town that lies just south of Asbury Park..you know, the one where this guy got his start here! It's filled with charming Victorian houses and really a wonderful place to get away for a weekend.
It originally was a religious summer resort retreat and I remember you weren't even allowed to drive a car there on Sundays.
What I find fascinating are the tents set up all summer. They're made of a heavy canvas that attaches to a permanent structure in the back. There are several streets of these tents set up around the Great Auditorium and they are so charming!
You can see the inside of one here. Just a wooden platform floor with the top propped up in place.
So, it was great to get a break from baking. I'm already planning my next mini vacation. Hmmm...wonder where I can go next?