The holiday spirit was alive and well this weekend everywhere I went around Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Of course, if you got to kick it off with the people you love on Thanksgiving Day, you got off to a great start, like I did. Then I had the pleasure of doing Friday's shows live at Freehold Raceway Mall Black Friday morning.

Shoppers were getting things done and soaking it all in. I was loving the decorations and the whole atmosphere, and of course it's always fun getting a wave or two from Santa Claus!

And Diane and took a ride to grab dinner Saturday night and got to see the results of the hard work of many of our neighbors with their awesome decorations. It was a nice wrap up a good weekend.

i know that not everybody's there yet after the past year or so, and I always think of those still struggling and I of course hope everyone is back on their feet as soon as possible, but it was nice seeing those who could enjoy this weekend taking advantage of it.