Well, it happened again! I got busy with stuff and my blog goes wanting! The good news is my room is almost painted (I hope to be done this weekend) and I’ve been learning a lot about the birding surveys that I’ll participate in this year. Several early spring migrants have arrived and, with a little luck, I may get a photo or two tomorrow.
This is Lucy the Elephant and I’m pretty sure she is much larger than life. At six stories tall, Lucy has been drawing visitors to the Jersey Shore since the 1880’s. Built in South Atlantic City, now known as Margate, Lucy is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Incredibly, Lucy was scheduled for demolition in the 1960’s and would have been lost forever if not for a heroic “Save Lucy” campaign by local residents Josephine Harron and Sylvia Carpenter, who went door to door raising funds to save her.
I’ve been living here in New Jersey for over two decades, but made it to Margate with my wife and grandkids only yesterday to see Lucy. We took the tour, walked around inside, and climbed the stairs to look out over Margate from her back. If you ever make it Atlantic City and get tired of giving all your money to the casino, take a ride south to Margate and visit Lucy. You can’t miss her…remember..she’s SIX STORIES TALL!