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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

By the sea, by the sea ...

It should come as no surprise that Atlantic City's boardwalk -- the granddaddy of them all after 135 years -- should be ranked as the nation's best boardwalk stroll by Reader's Digest. After all, it has a special place in the American psyche ... the Miss America pageant, the Monopoly board, storefronts (and now casinos) on one side and the ocean on the other.

But this renewed fame should prompt other areas with boardwalks to ask: "What about us?'' This part of the Jersey Shore boasts Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant Beach, Belmar and, of course, Asbury Park, among others. They're all special in their own way and have provided memories for generations of visitors. Their advocates and the chambers of commerce that support them should point with pride to their "boards'' and let the world know that Atlantic City isn't the place in New Jersey for an oceanfront stroll.

Anyone in the blogosphere have some heart-tugging boardwalk memories to share?


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