To me, the Jersey Shore is playing in the sand at the water's edge:
Vista's as far as the eye can see:
Being covered head to toe in sun protective garments and sun screen:
Uncles burying you in the sand:
Setting up your place at the beach early in the day so you can go back to it after lunch:
Jerry-rigging the rental property's cushions to fashion a high chair:
Falling asleep, exhausted, on the couch:
Strolling down the beach in the morning:
Holding hands when the big waves come:
Digging a hole to China...or at least watching while your mom does the work:
Sitting at water's edge as the tide rolls in:
Clambering into a hole:
Getting ice cream from the truck:
Gaining the confidence to go at it alone:
Sitting on the sandbar:
Playing in the waves:
Getting dressed and heading back to the beach after dinner...
...to take a few last pictures and record another summer of growth...
...and look out at the water one last time...
...before heading home.
Not sure about you...but no show could ever take that away from me.