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November 16, 2014

WindMill and Max's -- A Hot Dog Rivalry | Long Branch, New Jersey

WindMill Hot Dogs
WindMill Hot Dogs, Long Branch, New Jersey

 

Windmill Hot Dogs and Max's Hot Dogs

 

In the fierce hot dog wars of the Jersey Shore, there are two famous rivals, both of them in Long Branch.

 

WindMill Hot Dogs has been around since 1964. 

 

They are now a chain in several shore towns, but the most iconic is the first one in Long Branch. It is the only way shaped like an actual windmill. 


WindMill Hot Dogs
WindMill Hot Dogs, Long Branch, New Jersey

WindMill Hot Dogs
WindMill Hot Dogs, Long Branch, New Jersey

WindMill Hot Dogs
The back of WindMill Hot Dogs

Long Branch, New Jersey
The view from the second floor of WindMill.
 

You can climb to the second floor and look out at Ocean Avenue in Long Branch. 

 

WindMill's arch-rival is Max’s Famous Hot Dogs. They have been around since 1928. 

 
Max's Hot Dogs building
Max's Hot Dogs, WindMill's arch-rival in Long Branch

The intense rivalry has created fans on both sides. 

 

New Jersey celebrities that they are fans of one or the other includes Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Connie Francis,  Joe Pesci, John Travolta, several New Jersey governors, and the list goes on and on.


The interior is old-school:


Max Hot Dogs interior


I am not picking one over the other.

In both places the hot dogs are HUGE but delicious.

 
Max's closes during the winter, but WindMill is open year-round. 


Even so, these photos make me long for summer and lazy days at the Jersey Shore . . .

 

For more hot dogs, check out Hot Dog Johnny's | Buttzville, New Jersey. 

 

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WindMill and Max's -- A Hot Dog Rivalry | Long Branch, New Jersey

November 16, 2014

July 27, 2014

New Jersey's Got Talent | Music

Guitar Amplifiers

 

Many Talented Musical Performers Are From New Jersey


New Jersey has always been loaded with great talent in many different musical genres. 

New Jersey has so many different kinds of music because it is a very diverse state. 

 

You can listen to all kinds of music here, particularly with the influence of the New Jersey shore!

 

There is The Boss (from Freehold), Bruce Springsteen



There is The Chairman of the Board (from Hoboken), Frank Sinatra



There is the band Bon Jovi, formed in Sayreville! 



There are the “Jersey Boys” originating in Newark - The Four Seasons



Don't forget Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the Pride of the Jersey Shore


 

You have probably heard of all those talented performers.

 

But ladies and gentlemen, I now introduce to you: The Whiptones

 

The Whiptones are a teenage Doo Wop acappella quartet from Whippany, New Jersey!

 

Whippany is a section of Hanover Township, New Jersey. I grew up in the next town.

 

This type of singing demands that the singers possess good voices, as there is no musical accompaniment.

 

The Whiptones are starting to get a lot of attention from the New Jersey/New York media. 

 

Here they are at the recent Whippany Park High School graduation - three of them graduated, one is still a high school student.




Here they are on local television discussing singing the National Anthem at the Mets 2014 season home opener: 



They auditioned several times against stiff competition for the honor of singing at the Mets home opener, and they won! They were thrilled! 

 

Here they are:



Here are a couple more videos for you to enjoy! 




Also please check out my musical post that Girls Just Want To Have Fun.

 

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New Jersey's Got Talent | Music

July 27, 2014

July 15, 2014

Yurts at Allaire State Park | Wall Township/Farmingdale, New Jersey

 
Yurts at Allaire State Park

Yurts At Allaire State Park 


Traditional yurts used by nomads in Asia are usually made with felt or wool. Yurts have been adapted for camping in the United States. 

Only four campgrounds in New Jersey have yurts. Allaire State Park is one of them. 

These structures are made of high-tech materials. It is a circular tent built on a wood frame, featuring wood floors, a deck and Plexiglas skylight. 

 

Each yurt has a lockable wood door, window screens and flaps, and two double-deck bunks, which sleep up to four people. Cooking facilities, water and restroom facilities are usually within walking distance. 

 

This makes it a more practical alternative to a regular tent, which must be set up and taken down each day, not to mention that it is far more comfortable to sleep on a real bed, and to move around more freely. 


I wrote about this beautiful park and its historic village with its unusual chapel and Pine Creek Railroad last year. 
 
The park also includes camping facilities, including yurts.

 

Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts At Allaire State Park


To read more about Allaire State Park and its historic village, please click the link below!

Allaire State Park and Village

 

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Yurts at Allaire State Park | Wall Township/Farmingdale, New Jersey

July 15, 2014

July 08, 2014

Bahrs Landing Is Still Standing | Highlands, New Jersey

Bahrs Landing Restaurant
Bahrs Landing restaurant, Highlands, New Jersey

 

Bahrs Landing is a New Jersey legend


Bahrs Landing is 97 years old this year, and it amazing because it sustained considerable damage in October 2012 from Hurricane “Superstorm” Sandy, which destroyed many other businesses in the area. 

It is open year-round, and the owners were determined to re-open quickly: 



But somehow it survived, and it will celebrate its 100th Birthday in 2017! 

 

We love eating there, and staring out at the water and Sandy Hook! 

 

I love the food, especially my favorite, Peach Melba! It is so delicious. 😋

 

My husband heartily recommends the crab cakes.  They were named the best crab cakes in New Jersey.

 

Right next to Bahr’s is Moby’s Lobster Deck, serving seafood and ice cream! They are open from May to October with 100% outdoor dining!

 

You can even take a ferry from New York City to visit and have a great meal!



Bahrs Landing entrance
Bahrs Landing entrance

Bahrs Landing boats
Bahrs Landing boats

Bahrs Landing dock
Bahrs Landing dock

Bahrs Landing, Highlands, New Jersey
Bahrs Landing, Highlands, New Jersey


Moby's Lobster Deck, Highlands, New Jersey
Moby's Lobster Deck, Highlands, New Jersey
 
Bahrs Landing, Highlands, New Jersey
Bahrs Landing, Highlands, New Jersey



To read more about Bahr’s Landing and Moby’s Deck, check out their website!

 

To see another Jersey Shore community recovering from Sandy, check out Sea Bright Rising.



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Bahrs Landing Is Still Standing | Highlands, New Jersey

July 08, 2014

August 06, 2013

Diners of New Jersey | Jersey Shore Edition

Diner

New Jersey is considered the diner capital of the world

 

There are hundreds of diners in the state, and they are an integral part of the New Jersey dining experience. 

 

Many are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

 

The diner in the top photo is the Marvis Diner in Wildwood, New Jersey. 

 
This week I am posting photos of diners I have visited located near or at the Jersey shore. 

 

Next is the Princess Maria Diner in Wall Township:



diner sign
diner



In  the Wildwoods, many of the buildings are in the Doo-Wop Style, or Googie Architecture,  

 

The top photo of the Marvis Diner is an example of that.

There is also the Doo Wop Diner on the Wildwood boardwalk:


diner


To read more about New Jersey diners, check these out:

 

Summit Diner | Summit, New Jersey

Bendix Diner | Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey 


Also check out:


Wildwood Days

 

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Diners of New Jersey | Jersey Shore Edition

August 06, 2013

July 16, 2013

National Guard Militia Museum | Sea Girt, New Jersey

Sherman tank at National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

 

The National Guard Militia Museum


The National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt, New Jersey is a non-profit museum designed to preserve the military history of New Jersey. 

 

The little museum has many interesting exhibits to explain New Jersey’s important role in various military campaigns.

 

On the front lawn of the museum reside interesting battle-scarred tanks, helicopters, and planes, including Patton tanks and the classic Sherman tank.

 

Admission is free!


National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

Tanks at National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey


Helicopter at National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

Sherman tank


For more information about the National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt: 

National Guard Militia Museum

And the Museum’s Facebook page.

 

Also check out my post on The Sea Girt Lighthouse.


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National Guard Militia Museum | Sea Girt, New Jersey

July 16, 2013

July 09, 2013

Sea Girt Lighthouse | Sea Girt, New Jersey

Sea Girt Lighthouse


 Sea Girt Lighthouse

 

Sea Girt Lighthouse in pretty little Sea Girt, New Jersey is a sweet little lighthouse. 

 

It is different, because the little light tower is actually part of the house. 

 

Most lighthouses are separate structures from the keeper’s house.

Sea Girt Lighthouse

After you enter the house, you see the little parlor.



Sea Girt Lighthouse parlor

To get to the light, you must climb a small ladder: 


Sea Girt Lighthouse

You can see the light:


Sea Girt Lighthouse light

The views from the lighthouse are great.


Sea Girt Lighthouse
Sea Girt Lighthouse

There are two wonderful websites that you tell you all about the lighthouse: 

 

Sea Girt Lighthouse

Lighthouse Friends

 

To see more about Sea Girt:

 

National Guard Militia Museum | Sea Girt, New Jersey 

 

To see more New Jersey lighthouses:

 

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Cape May Lighthouse 

 

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Sea Girt Lighthouse | Sea Girt, New Jersey

July 09, 2013

July 02, 2013

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park | Wall Township/Farmingdale, New Jersey

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad

 

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park in Farmingdale/Wall Township is one of the oldest continually operating narrow gauge steam preservation railway exhibits in the country. 

 

All are welcome to take a trip!

 

All Aboard!!! 


Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park


For more about the Pine Creek Railroad, click here.  

 

You can read more about Allaire Village here.

 

You can also check out my posts about The Chapel at Allaire Village and Historic Allaire Village


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Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park | Wall Township/Farmingdale, New Jersey

July 02, 2013