Option A is to attend the Garden State Amateur Radio Association Hamfest in Tinton Falls, NJ. I've never been to this one. I'm not sure how big it is, whether or not it's worth it, etc. I am intrigued by their offering of "entertainment". What could that possibly be?
Hopefully, it's something better than watching a bunch of Hams trying to duke it out over the "$1 Bargain Bin".
Option B is to activate NPOTA AA17 - The New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail. Cheesequake State Park is part of the Trail and seems to offer many picnic areas near wooded spots. Can you say "antenna support"?
I'll probably end up going with the NPOTA activation, as it's cheaper (for me) in the long run. The temptation of GSARA is that I'd probably come home with something I don't need - an empty wallet.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!