Finally a vacation. We took the fourth of July long weekend to attend the first crab event to be held at the home of Joe and Dana in Monmouth Beach. Everyone loves these two, soon to be three, especially if you own a home at the beach! Needless to say, there is no shortage of guests at this house. It was a blistering 102 degrees everyday. Joe said he will try and do it hotter next year! The beach was a tropical 104 degrees. This is how the girls survived at the beach. Large umbrella, large hat, tons of sun screen, ice cold lemon water, and John Masters organic rose and aloe hydrating mist for the face. After all this torture, a large fruit smoothie. The locals are very big on juicing and smoothies. The neighbor across the street has a Vitamix and juices for all the neighbors. So let the party begin and this is how it starts.