Thursday, November 27, 2014

Turkeys Away!



Probably my two favorite all time television shows are The Mary Tyler Moore Show and WKRP in Cincinnati. 

WKRP's most (in)famous episode is undoubtedly "Turkeys Away", a very special Thanksgiving episode. I present it to you as a holiday treat, courtesy of Hulu.

Hey, Thanksgiving is always a dangerous time of year for turkeys! Don't say I didn't warn you!

As Les Nessman would say: "Happy Thaaaanksgiving."

Monday, November 24, 2014

Driving Around Belvidere . . . and beyond

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The Twin Mills of Belvidere, New Jersey


Last week I showed you the town square of Belvidere, New Jersey, including the Shoe Tree Oak.

This week I'm showing off some interesting buildings that we discovered in Belvidere as we drove around the town.

First up, The Twin Mills of Belvidere:  The Major Robert Hoops and the Red Frame Mill. The Robert Hoops Mill was built in 1790 by Hoops for felt but later converted to a gristmill. The Red Frame Mill was also a gristmill, but owned by someone else.

As a Belvidere, NJ website says:

For many years in the 1900's, the mill and the adjacent Red Frame Mill were both operating simultaneously and independently of each other as feed mills. 

I love the little matching mailbox in front, to the left of the window. At least that's what I think it is. 

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Robert Hoops Mill, Belvidere, New Jersey

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Red Frame Mill, Belvidere, New Jersey

The town clock: 

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Belvidere, New Jersey Town Clock

The Hotel Belvidere was established in 1831: 

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The Hotel Belvidere, Belvidere, New Jersey

We then drove down Water Street and ended up on the Riverton-Belvidere Bridge, driving over the Delaware River. These last few photos were taken from inside the car.

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Riverton-Belvidere Bridge

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Riverton-Belvidere Bridge

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Riverton, Pennsylvania (Lower Bethel Township)

We found ourselves in Riverton, Pennsylvania, a part of Lower Bethel Township, Pennsylvania.

It looked like an interesting town to explore one day, but it was getting late and we drove back to New Jersey, admiring the Delaware River as we drove over it.


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The Delaware River from the Riverton-Belvidere Bridge

We liked Belvidere so much we decided to come back another day. I'll have those photos next week!

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Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving!




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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Candyland

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There are some old-fashioned chocolate shops in New Jersey, that not only sell a lot of chocolate, but make some of their own hand-made chocolate.

First up, is The Fudge Shoppe in Flemington. The shop has been open since 1961. 

You can find out more at their website: The Fudge Shoppe

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Next up is Nagel’s Candy Barn in Randolph. They have another branch of the store in Wayne. I believe they have been around for a very long time. They are truly old-school: no website, and they don’t take debit or credit cards! 

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