After the first two U2 New York shows Chris and I saw, Colleen, her Mom Gerry, and her best friend Rachel took us to Gerry’s beautiful home in Lavallette, New Jersey. It was the picturesque town and a 3 block stretch of island. It was where Colleen grew up, devastated during Hurricane Sandy, and rebuilt through a lot of hard work and dedication.
The day was beautiful for us to go beaching and surfing. Environmental lobbying helped clean up the shores from dumped medical waste, to the point where it is so clean, where schools of dolphins can be seen swimming close to the shore and near the surfers.