A very dear friend of mine took me on an interesting jaunt. Since we only met about 8 years ago when we were teaching at the same school, I’ve seen little of her past. She took me to her high school and to where she first taught. I saw where family members call home and then – YAY – she brought me to a quaint shopping center in the middle of a lovely town in PA. Sadly, with all that driving around, we let the day get away from us, and the shops were about to close. We hurriedly purchased a few items, stopped in an ice cream shop and bought a frozen hot chocolate – yes an oxymoron, but that’s what they called it – and then off we went.
Now we are an unlikely pair, her being 39 and me going on 62, but a friendship we formed, and it is one I cherish. Knowing that I love to blog and take a picture or two, she surprised me with a visit to the inn where she and her husband were married.
I give you the windows at Bridgetown Mill House.
I hope you enjoy these because I sure did!
Of course, the wedding was not held at this beautiful old, but crumbling building. The festivities were held at the venue below. But I was just beside myself when I saw the greenery mingling with the bricks, and the windows being overwhelmed by the trees.
There’s a new casino in town. Well, maybe not new. But as the AT&T guy says in the commercial: new-ER. This week, I thought I’d concentrate on one place for Dawn’s Lingering Look at Windows. Just because there are so many of them. And don’t ask. NO! I don’t do windows. But you might want to DO AC. It’s an interesting place to visit. Bring a camera!
The following is a view from the inside, out.
From the lobby to the ocean in one easy hop!
And the inside has a wet-your-whistle window display…
A plethora of liquor-a!
If you should be passing through on your way to, wherever, stop by. You are always Welcome in New Jersey.
Visit Dawn’s blog by clicking here. Thanks for the visit. 🙂
This woman is not a world traveler – or much of a traveler at that. (not ’cause I don’t want to. Just cause it’s not in the cards at present) So pix of windows are a tough row to hoe for me. But having a place at the Jersey Shore lends itself to a few more choices than when we’re at home. I do, I believe, owe an apology to my dear blog-buddy, Dawn. She’s the host of this (true) challenge, and I’ve tried to keep up, but it’s just not happening. That said…
Sorry I missed a few “Window Weeks”. I have been enjoying the view from the windows you and others have posted, but alas, I’ve been amiss. (is that a word?) But, now, I am back – YAY! Right? Whatever, girlfriend. Here is my entry.
Liquor Store – ah – Cape May, NJ
Cape May, NJ #4
Cape May, NJ numero 5
LUNCH! in, yes, Cape May, NJ
Nope. Not Cape May. Ocean City, NJ
Stone Harbor, NJ. Check out the old stuff in the window.
Coffee Talk. Stone Harbor, NJ. Yummy multigrain croissant and Creme Brulee coffee coffee.
Borgata Casino, AC, NJ
If you haven’t been to the Jersey Shore, do try to put it on your to-do list. As they say in Atlantic City, DO AC. There’s also OC, and Brigantine, and Wildwood, and Stone Harbor, and Cape May. There are zoos and beaches and casinos and rides and so, so many restaurants. I’m sure you heard, We’re Stronger Than The Storm, and things have been improving tremendously after the Hurricane Sandy devastation, so do DO NJ. (and no, this is not a public service announcement from our illustrious governor.) 🙂
I’m sitting here gazing out the window, waiting for the plumber. It’s 8:20. The Phillies are up and – surprise – winning, and the score is 2 – 0. But I can’t concentrate on the game and I’m starting to think Walt may not show. I suppose I should not have said it’s not an emergency. I guess I should not have given him the option that Thursday or Friday would be fine. I forgot to value my time. Duh! Now I’ve done a bunch of housework- no fun , when I could have been out shopping or riding my bike or doing something other than boring housework – and still have shut off valves that are stuck. I guess I learned a lesson. I guess tomorrow’s another day.
THERE’S STILL NO ONE AT THE DOOR. It’s 8:30. Should I give up the ghost?
These are some of my windows. I don’t get out much – thanks to Walt! Click here to visit Lingeringvisions and a look at or through more windows.
This is week 14 for Dawn’s Lingering Look at Windows. I missed week 13 and that kind of made me feel like I wanted to do something special. Maybe it will only be special to me, but that’s OK.
It’s been an ugly week. Watching the news is like a lesson in futility. Or at least I thought so. Then a blogger friend of mine, who was deeply angered by the ugly events at the Boston Marathon, presented me with a challenge. She asked if one of us found a reason for hope, we should let the other one in on the secret. In no time, she beat me to the punch.
I really hope Dawn doesn’t mind me using her blog for such an enlightening purpose. Dawn, you’re the best and I will get to my windows I swear. I just want to mention that, no matter what ugliness there is in the world, no matter how horrible and scary things get, we need to have hope. I certainly would love for everyone to click over to Dawn’s blog, at lingering visions, but, I also encourage you to take in the magic of music on Touch2Touch‘s blog – and believe that there’s hope.
Now for my windows…
This is a photo of a window at a garden center. You might have heard me mention Bob’s. The people are my family. My maternal grandparents, aunt, uncles, and my mom – in the white hat. She’s 90 now. The others are gone, but the memories remain. This window is a look into my families past.
Love you, mom.
Same window – me – looking into the future, and seeing the results of Hope.
There is a small, quaint chapel in Valley Forge, PA. The rest of the church building is large enough to house these beautiful windows. This place takes my breath away. The history, the architecture. From the first step you take into the structure, you are seriously blown away.
Enjoy the magic.
Click here and you’ll be whisked away into a world of windows. Thanks to Dawn @ lingeringvisions for hosting the window series.
If it weren’t for the ridiculous taxes and the small town politics, my town would be the place to be. As a matter of fact, I do believe that’s our motto around here. Collingswood, the place you want to be. The biggest draws around town are the shops and restaurants. WordPress can’t accommodate all the windows in one tiled gallery, so I picked out some of my favorites.
No lie! There are so many fantastic restaurants, from Italian to Asian. From Italian to Mexican. From Italian to Indian. From – did I say Italian? Well you get my drift.
If you want to get your hair done before going to dinner, we’ve got that, too. Or should I say, got those, too. I can think of four salons off the top of my head. (no pun intended) You really have to see it to appreciate it, so if you’re ever in the area, stop on the avenue. You won’t be disappointed.
As is true to my form, I’m late with my entry. But don’t let that stop you from clicking over to Dawn’s blog, lingeringvisions, so you can take a long, hard look at some very interesting windows.
Last week, Jeff and I purchased two new bikes – our other bikes were claimed by Hurricane Sandy. From some bad luck comes good. We got way better bikes this time, and when we parked them in the garage for safe keeping, this is what we saw.
This beauty emerged right on our garage window – which apparently needs a good paint job. The window, not the moth (I say moth. Jeff says butterfly. – Any takers???)
This isn’t a whole window, but Dawn never said it had to be, so…
Click here, or here, or even here, and see what’s up at Dawn’s Lingering Look at Windows.
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