By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Labor Day marked the end of the last big shore weekend for many in the Delaware Valley this summer.

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Many stopping at the Farley Service Plaza were once shore-bound travelers. Mark, from Broomall, said he had a great few days in Atlantic City, highlighted by seeing Aerosmith at Boardwalk Hall.

“The show was fantastic. Steven Tyler still looks like he’s 30 years younger. So it was a good weekend — good sun, avoided a lot of the rain that looked like it was going to come…” Mark said.

But the weekend wasn’t over just yet, not with a family picnic set up once they get back to Pennsylvania. Still, the arrow was pointing back to reality for Mark, and in particular, for his wife. The unofficial end of summer means it’s back to the daily grind.

“You know, it feels awful because my wife is a teacher, making life a little unbearable lately,” Mark explained.

And a seasonal shop on the AC Expressway also had its last big weekend of the year.

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Ron’s Gardens has been a staple at the Farley Service Plaza for years.

“People enjoy [the shop]. They come out and get fresh vegetables and fruits that they can’t get where they’re from. And they think it’s a neat idea that they come to the Expressway and can get fresh fruit,” said Trudy.

Trudy has worked at the shop for two decades, and by the time Labor Day rolls around, she said she’s ready for the fall, though the shop does stay open through the end of September.

“Can’t wait to wear a hoodie! We’re ready for mums, pumpkins, cornstalks…” she added.

And Samantha, who has worked at Ron’s for the past six summers, will head back to college at Rowan, where she gets a break from interesting experiences with tourists.

“From like Kentucky, Georgia. And they have no idea about Jersey stuff. You should hear these questions we get: Are they Jersey bananas? It’s fun,” she said.

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