Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Spirit of the Jerseys History Fair

There could not have been a more beautiful day for the Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair at Washington Crossing State Park.  Saturday, May 12, turned out to be cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon.  A great addition to the otherwise deplorable food offered at fairs in general was an all natural smoothie bar.  Most restaurants and any size eating establishments by this period have added vegetarian options, but the outdoor fairs seem geared toward fried dough such as funnel cakes or hot dogs and hamburgers.  There was however, also a falafel stand, but we had brought our own picnic lunch and only needed something cool and refreshing and pina colada smoothies fit the bill.
My highlight of the fair was the visit to the Johnson Ferry House where my daughter and I listened to a musician play The Endless Jigg and invite President and Mrs. George Washington to dance.  The President, having just gotten off his horse, declined. 
The woods were dappled with sunlight and the leaves danced in the breeze, this is always a lovely place to hike, maybe most so in early spring or fall before the terror of ticks and other insects.  It was a lovely way to celebrate Mother's Day (a day early) with my daughter who took the train down from New York to Princeton Junction. 

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