It was a gorgeous weekend at the Jersey Shore. Boardwalks were crowded and there was a sense of optimism about this season.

The weekend weather we have experienced so far is a welcome sight for area businesses. We all know that it has been a long couple of years around the Jersey Shore, so it's refreshing to here in an article at nj.com, that there is optimism up and down the Jersey Shore.

I can say a few things for sure. We certainly need this season to be a good one around the area. And we certainly deserve it as well. And it's so important for many business owners who have poured so much of themselves into their businesses.

Nobody knows better than we do that you can't control the weather, but it certainly seems like people are ready and willing to make the Jersey Shore their destination this summer, and that's a really good start.