Oh my! Hey Norma, glad you survived the weekend! Quicksand! I had no idea we had anything like that in NJ!
Thanks for posting those boardwalk pix (we were at the Point Pleasant boardwalk on Saturday..windy? Oh yes!! If I had hair, it would have been blown wild as you said yours was..no worries there for me, but our hats went flying a few times!
Now I will say that those are some mighty oily looking slices..first quicksand, then oil-slick! what day you had! Those doughs look flat as pancakes..hold the tomato sauce, pass the maple syrup With each passing mention here of Mack's, my desire to try their pie lessens..not that Wildwood is nearby for us. In fact, have only driven through in off-season a a visit to Cape May.
Thanks for telling us it was really windy on the Point Pleasant boardwalk on Saturday too. You should have walked down to the water. Lol, about if you had hair it would have been blown as wild as mine was.
I had to go visit someone about the beginning of deck ovens right after we left Wildwood. I was so embarrassed how my hair looked when it was the first time I was going to meet someone.
I am not sure if it was really quicksand, but my one foot really sank fast up to almost up to my knee. Luckily I had only started to walk in that very soft fluffy sand and the other foot only went down to my ankle. This is an article about quicksand in Ocean City http://ocnjdaily.com/shell-seekers-escape-icy-quicksand-on-ocean-city-beach/
Jim Eberwine, a retired National Weather Service meteorologist and expert on local conditions, pointed to a scientific explanation that indicates quicksand can occur wherever sand and underground water mix.
The sign that was posted at the beginning of that fluffy and soft looking sand said, “Do not walk in this path” or something like that, and some kind of water drains right there from Wildwood. I only saw that when we went back up to the Convention Center. My daughter laughed so hard it wasn't funny. She then told me the same thing had happened to her and my granddaughter one time when there were at the same spot.
It might sound odd but I like those oily slices, but not as oily as the pepperoni slices my daughter had. There is still something magic about Mack's cheese, at least for my tastes. The smell outside and inside of Mack's was heavenly too!
On the way home my daughter's GPS wanted to take us up to Philly to get home. I said no way do we want to go that way because the Pope was visiting Philly. I couldn't remember what exit to get off of route 55 to go towards the Delaware Memorial Bridge. I had a old map at home I always followed going back and forth. It did me no good sitting at home. When we got a little farther on route 55 it said the Ben Franklin Bridge was closed due to the Pope visiting. Luckily. somehow the GPS detoured us and we did get to go over the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
I still wonder why those dough balls were so flat.
It was a wild two days. First to Astoria, Queen and other places in NYC and then to Wildwood with another stop on the way home.