Saturday, June 06, 2009

Tour d'Jersey Continues

Glad you're up early. Still lots to see while the tourbus is here in the Garden State.

First, we'll stop by the Exxon Refinery, in Linden, NJ
Do you have any idea how lucky we are to find this picture? Talk about coincidences. See the car on the right that looks like a Plymouth Duster? The date on this picture is about the time I drove a Plymouth Duster, and visited the Linden plant.
Weird, huh? But, no, it's not my Plymouth, because I went on a school bus. Yes, this was a class trip. We do things differently in Jersey. You may have gone to a museum, or a park. We went to an oil refinery. It's a Jersey thing. You wouldn't understand.

Yesterday, we visited Rutgers University, but New Jersey has another more famous University, Princeton.

Ivy Covered Walls and Everything
Einstein used to hang out in Princeton.

No visit to New Jersey would be complete without hitting the beach and shore resort area.
And my personal favorite place; Atlantic City, NJ.
Casinos, beaches, the fabulous boardwalk, cocktail waitresses world class dining, sub shops, top entertainment, and so much more.

At various shows, I've seen, Sha na na, Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, Arsenio Hall (before he sucked) various groups from the 50's and 60's and so many more.

That's enough NJ for today. I do need to give out the award for best caption, and it is made this week from 100% NJ Zucchini.

While Unfortunate names, Lola, Me-Me, Nonamed, Swirl Girl, The Queen, Kirsten, Quirky, Nooter, Reforming, Metal Crow, and Freak Smack all scored very well with the judges, just one point determined that the winner was
Mama always gets the last word, and the downwinds
by Lady Sarcasm

Thanks for another great contest.

And stop by tomorrow for our last day in the Jerseypolitan area as we explore some of the sports venues both here and very nearby.


Lola said...

Drat, another Coveted Zucchini Award just beyond reach.

Congratulations to the winner.

Adullamite said...

Princeton goes well with the oil refinery.
Excellent tour I must say. :)

HR Diva said...

Nice tour, I missed yesterdays tour of Rutgers. Oh well atleast they spelled my name right on the sheepskins.
good tour, I did my own tour of Bars of Somerset County last night, a sober tour, but fun none the less.

Kathy said...

I'm glad there was something covering "Thumbs Up Guy's" That pic is both adorable and disturbing.

nonamedufus said...

Some say we're heavily influenced by our environment. Must be why you're such a refined kinda guy, Crochety.

Unknown said...

As I have said serveral times before, I was absolutely shocked to find so many really beautiful places in your fair state when I started going there in a big truck, and Princeton was no exception. For its campus is one of the most beautiful that I have ever seen.

Donnie said...

Way to go Chica! 'bout time! Hey Joe, what about the scenic river where all of those bodies are dumped? Now a pic of a rubberized torso with a tie on would have been nice.

ReformingGeek said...

Ooooo, I like that ivy at Princeton. As for the refinery, here we can show you the wells.

Congrats to Chica!

Da Old Man said...

@ Lola: So near, yet so far. That is why it is so coveted.

@ Adullamite: They do kind of go together. In a New Jersey sort of way.

@ HR Diva: As long as they spelled it right, all is well.

@ Kathy: It does manage to accomplish both.

@ Nonamed: True dat

@ FishHawk: Thanks. NJ actually does have some very nice places. We get a bad rap based on what everyone sees by the airport.

@ Don: Usually, we just use the Meadowlands marshes for that.

@ Reforming: The wells look a bit nicer.

brokenteepee said...

I could smell Newark....
Thanks for the memories.

Congrats to the winner.

Sandee said...

I'm blind! I tell you I'm blind. That swimwear is just plain gross. You should use that for a caption contest.

Have a terrific day Crotchety. :)

David said...

World class dining in Atlantic City???

I must have missed that part...unless you mean that McDonalds is all over the world.

Swirl Girl said...

Congrats to the winner -

and I love the pictures of New Jersey...especially the shore shot. Wasn't that used in the promo for Real Housewives of New Jersey?

*no offense to any real housewives in New Jersey.

Lin said...

You are darned lucky to have visited that refinery so long ago--now you'd probably have to go through a background check and a frisking to even enter the parking lot. Hmmmm....that kinda sounds like fun actually.

Da Old Man said...

@ Pricilla: Newark does have a certain air about it.

@ Sandee: That is a good idea. Maybe if I go away for vacation.

@ David: Are you kidding? All the famous chefs have restaurants in Atlantic City--Flay, Legasse, and others. That's in addition to various Steakhouses and more.

@ Swirl Girl: Probably was used. I have only seen a few minutes of the show. Oy!

@ Lin: True. If they even would have allowed us in, it would have been after so much security crap.

Me-Me King said...

I love the Jersey shore. When I lived in D.C., I had a friends that would invite me up to their beach house on Cape May. Great memories there.

Congrats to Lady Sarcasm, well done!

Anonymous said...

I'd say I love the picture of you on the beach, but well, that wouldn't be true because, you see, I'm a heterosexual male. However, I do think it's well-hung, I mean, well-done. ;)

Frank Lee MeiDere said...

I'm jealous! I never got to go to an oil refinery on a school trip.

Da Old Man said...

@ Me-Me: It is extremely beautiful. Incredible architecture, and natural landscapes.

@ Unfinished: Thanks. It may have beeen partially photoshopped.

@ Frank: NJ schools have the most interesting field trips.

Kirsten said...

Congrats! I will prevail someday!!

Kelly Ann said...

Holy shizzles! didn't even notice that I won it, I just assumed I wouldn't. LOL! Thanks joe. :D

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