There wasn’t much chance to over think it or plan… After running my morning errands yesterday morning I got a text from my friend Amanda who was waiting on the Asbury Boardwalk with her family and a good sized crowd of locals to meet and greet NJ Governor Chris Christie. “He’s not here yet.” So we jumped on our bikes…
The Jersey Shore is back but there’s still more to do- there are areas that still need reconstruction, boardwalks that are un-finished, and there are still people who need help. Today I will drop off the rest of my Jersey Strong cookie samples and check in with the other shops who have been helping me sell them. Every little bit counts.
We loved seeing the Governor in person. Its incredible what a short visit filled with hand shakes, waves, smiles will do. The acknowledgment and “we are here for you” reassurance that the Governor has given to the people who suffered, to the small businesses that were hit, is what sets him apart and made it so exciting to meet him. It has been a rough road back from Hurricane Sandy but I’m so proud of our state and how everyone pulled together.
Blue skies ahead, smiles all around, we jumped back on our bikes feeling an extra spring in our step and a little extra Jersey Strong!
Happy Memorial Day to all! Thank you to our Veterans, Troops, and Military families who bravely serve and protect us. Cheers to the Jersey Shore- back from Sandy and are looking onward and upward! Thank you to Governor Chris Christie for the hope and inspiration- I really hope you enjoyed the cookies! Life is Sweet! Xo Dani