found myself taking a short trip through asbury park, new jersey last weekend.  was catching a tift merritt show at monmouth university saturday evening – and decided to venture over to this neighboring town first.  far exceeded my expectations as i found loads of charm, vintage and new – food and musical and architectural.  many rehabbed buildings with restaurants, galleries, etc. – and a currently being rebuilt traditional mid-atlantic boardwalk.   looking forward to going back again.   (included here also are a few shots of tift merritt, at both monmouth univ. and also the ringwood, nj library – where she performed sunday.)