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Greetings from Asbury Park!!

As I've said before, I'm a Jersey girl. This coming from a flower shop owner who has a fish named Bruce at one shop and Springsteen in the other. Kevin and I live in Hopewell, NJ and have our shops in Princeton and Yardley Pa but we both grew up closer to the Jersey Shore. We both have very fond memories of Asbury Park, especially Kevin who used to drive the "circuit" in his old Chevelle! Over the years time has been hard on Asbury Park but those of us who love the city have always had faith that the people would come back and so it seems they have! Today were able to drive the coast and ended up at Asbury. We were so happy to see all the new business including the kiddie water park, the many restaurants and gift shops not to mention the gorgeous beach and ocean. If you live anywhere near the Jersey Shore, show your support by walking their lovely boardwalk and spending a few dollars in Asbury!!
A view of an un-restored building lovingly known as the Casino. Is this next to be remodeled? I hope so!
Music down on the beach just outside of the Convention Center.
New bars and restaurants as part of the Convention Center Remodel. Very nice!
The new kids water park (with the Stony Pony in the background) and Kevin and I do some shopping in the new Convention Center. I love this picture of the old walls and towers of the Casino building! Is this building going to be refurbished? We hope so!!
The new and improved Convention center has theaters, shops, bars and restaurants of all kinds inside! Oh and as always, don't forget... if you need to send flowers fast visit us online at http://www.sendingsmiles.com/
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