Monday, July 7, 2008

Good Eatin!

My mom suggested we sign up for dinners. Here is the list so far (updated 9:40PM EST):

  1. Saturday -
  2. Sunday - Howard & Andrea will make mixed grill (beef ribs, chicken, salmon?) with chipotle tamarind sauce
  3. Monday - Andrew & Kathy are bringing "Freshwater Lobster" from Lake Michigan (see the quiz)
  4. Tuesday -The Singers, "To Be Determined"
  5. Wednesday -
  6. Thursday - Art & Marge, "To Be Determined"
  7. Friday -

Email or post your dinner offers!

Monday, June 23, 2008

More Things to do at The Shore

Let's get a discussion going about some things to do while at the shore. Anything to add to this list? Preferences? Rankings? Deletions?

1. The Dictionary Game
2. The Poetry Game
3. Charades
4. A Talent Contest
5. Touch Football
6. Walk on the Beach
7. Men vs. Women Crossword Challenge (loser does dishes)
8. Pyramid/$64,000 Question Game
9. Sea Kayaking
10. Bowling
11. Hide & Seek
12. Aerobics/Jazzercise
13. Water Aerobics
14. Karaoke
15. Mini-Golf
16. Skee-Ball Challenge of Doom

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Things to do at the Shore

Andrew sent in this article from Country Living (See below). There is a picture of a groovy lobster from Red's Lobster Pot on the first page. I plotted it on this little map: The blue dot near the top is the Lobster Pot (click on the dot for more info). The other blue dot is our rental.

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Here is the floorplan:

Read this document on Scribd: JerseyShore-CountryLiving

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Summer Beach House 2008!

When: July 19, 2008 to July 26, 2008 (Saturday to Saturday)

Link to the Realtor Web Page

Here is the floorplan:

Read this doc on Scribd: 2008-shore-hourse

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Potential House for July 19-26 2008

I believe I have found us the perfect spot for July 19 to 26 Vacation 2008. Here is the link to the owner's website. I spoke to him on the phone, and he will rent it for $7000 for the week. This a good rate,less than if we went through a realtor.

House #1:
This is 1.5 blocks from the beach in Beach Haven and near the business district. 124 Coral St.
The house has 7 Bedrooms, one of which has 2 bunkbeds and 2 trundle beds, enough for all the non-crib children. Need to bring our owncribs. (we have 1 pack & play)

There is a side yard and backyard with grass for a kiddie pool andslip and slide (we have those things)

Here is the link:

I was unable to find a house with 7+ bedrooms and a pool for less than$9000. This is a lesson for next time: if we want a pool, we need toreserve it early.

Action Required: View the property and by End of Day Monday, Post your response on this blog thread YES or NO. We need to move within the next day or two so we don't lose this place.
On-Site Research: we can dispach a local team to investigate in-personand sign the contract if Acceptable or reject once viewing.

Alternatives: I have found a number of other similar propeties, all for more money.The one above looks much nicer than any others.

for example:
House #2: (with pool, unknownavailability, $9000)

in Bay Head:
House #3: (Karge St with 8 BR for $7500)

House #4: (7 BR in Bay Head, $7500, no pool)

House #5:
Here is a gorgeous place, but I don't know if the folk will pay the price premium to have a pool:

There are some others on LBI with a pool at $10K and over.

UPDATE 5/12/2008 @ 2:15:

Hold everything: The Decisionator has found something sweet.

House #6:

Check out this house in Point Pleasant Beach.

The owner has built two identical houses with pools next to each other and has availability for the week we need. The rate is $7000 for the week!

The house is two blocks from the boardwalk and beach, across from a park.

My mom will drive down on Wednesday to have a look. If everyone agrees, she will sign a contract if it looks good.

Take a look and email or post your response!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Sour Grapes

The Decisionator will use this thread to post links to places that would be suitable but are already booked. Remember this for next year!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Location Needed for Beach House Vacation (July 19-26, 2008)

It has come to the attention of The Decisionator that the Degenholtz/Bergelson cousins have made a 'decision' to change the date to July 19-26. The Decisionator is not troubled or offended by this unauthorized 'decision-making' activity. The Decisionator exists to resolve disputes and make decisions for wishy washy wafflers. In that spirit, The Decisionator will facilitate selecting a location for this trip. Stay tuned for postings of possible rentals.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Summer Beach House?

Dear Decisionator,

When should we go to the Jersey Shore this summer?

Thank you,

Degenholtz/Bergelson Cousins

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