For the benefit of the forum:
Benny: 1. n Regionally used, pejorative term to describe non-residents at the New Jersey shore. Specifically Summer renters and weekend visitors. Despite the fact that Bennies are considered a nuisance by some residents, they are nonetheless a major part of the local economy.
As a non-resident, you are technically a Benny. At least from memorial day to labor day. However, being that Mom is a full time resident, some may still consider you a local. Unless you park in front of their house.
Just walked the boardwalk for a short stretch last night. Friggin' cold & windy. Water churning too. Still lots of people around.
Those of you who have not been to the Jersey Shore . . . it's worth a trip. Aim for Point Pleasant Beach, and head for the water. In Summer, the boardwalk is much like I envision Coney Island must have been in it's glory days. Carney games, lot's of food, a fun house, mini golf, and a great little amusement park for the kids. Try the waffles with ice cream, it's enough for two. Might want to shoot for a weekday, weekends are a madhouse. Bring lots of cash too.