August 30, 2011 by: Catherine
Refuge from Irene at the J. D. Thompson Inn Bed and Breakfast
The Historic J.D. Thompson Inn, dating back to 1823, has weathered many storms and stood strong once again. Guests who had to evacuate their homes near the bay at Tuckerton Beach and Little Egg Harbor started arriving early Saturday. The first thought to any Italian is "you have to eat!" so we harvested anything ready to pick from the garden and invited everyone to join us for dinner. Lorenzo prepared baked rigatoni with eggplant, salad with our Italian String Beans and coffee and desert. Everyone enjoyed the company and it was good to share stories to keep from worrying about what could happen by morning. Luck was on our side and everyone was able to head home the next morning after breakfast as soon as the roads were cleared. Our prayers go out to those who lost so much and are still feeling the aftermath of this storm.
I took this photo of Route 9 from the Inn. The wind and rain was so heavy the buildings were just a blur.
Catherine and Lorenzo Lauro
Owners and Innkeepers
J.D. Thompson Inn
your Jersey Shore Bed and Breakfast