Something that always seemed peculiar to me about people in my town is that they usually rent beach houses. Mind you my town is about 5 minutes from the beach. We live right next to Sandy Hook which is quite beautiful. You even get a view of NYC! But ever since I was a baby my parents have been renting beach houses in a town about an hour south of us called Long Beach Island. Recently they like renting in September because it's less crowded, not as hot, and cheaper! Unfortunately the sun hasn't been out very much so I have time to blog and watch Titanic. Here are a few shots from LBI.