Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey

A discussion of things to do and paces to go, with the purpose of sharing, encouraging participation, and networking.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Washington's Crossing January January 11 2012

On Wednesday, Barbara Spector and I went to Washington's Crossing State Park, stopping at the Lambertville Flea Market as well.
We had two purposes at the Park, one was to get another stamp for our Passport to Adventure booklets, and the other was to hike in the woods. Our unexpected good luck was in arriving at theJohnson's Ferry Tavern building just as the interpreter was arriving so we had a tour of the "oldest building at the part" and a building where General George Washington stood before the fire to warm himself and discuss strategy with some of his officers.
Naturally, I took my dog, Blizzard with us as he is good as gold under most conditions, but he did manage to drink a good deal of donut oil that was cool and sitting in a big pot inside the cooking hearth. The interpreter assured me the oil was destined for disposal anyhow and she just hoped it didn't make the dog sick. It didn't.
Turned out it was a great day for a hike, followed by days of rain and wind.
Despite the wind and cold, Barbara and another friend and I are headed down south to the Bayshore Project for Second Friday, where there will be an opening of a photo exhibit, the new clam bar and cafe' and music! It begins at 5:30 and ends at 8:30 and you'll find a review here.
For anyone who doesn't know where the Bayshore Project is located, it is just outside of Port Norris which is down Rt. 55 (40 miles from my house) then turn onto 47 South then onto 670 or Mauricetown Crossway Re, to 649 to Port Norris and look for the sign for the Delaware Bayshore Discovery Project.
I'm going to buy a Garmin GPS very soon now and kiss google maps goodbye forever.
Happy Trails fellow history buffs and hikers!
Jo Ann

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