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Old 02-24-2010, 01:11 PM   #226
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I did see a couple of nice old buildings on my way out of Penns Grove.





I did not stick around to find out what this long skinny one was.

A gentleman was walking by and asked if I had any of that rain gear to keep me dry.
I said, My jacket is farily waterproof, and I have a liner for my pants.
He said that was good because it was going to rain pretty hard in about 15 minutes.

So about 5 minutes later I pull over in a more safe neighborhood to get my pants liner out and check my map and these huge drops of water start falling.

I figured it better to just start riding instead of getting everything in my watertight cases wet.

Good thing too, because I no sooner get back on my bike and it starts pouring.
And pouring.
And pouring.

I followed an SUV down the interstate at about 40mph.

And pouring.

Yeah, I got wet.
My pants have mesh in them so without the liner they were almost useless for rain protection.


Oh well.



I made it home OK.

And got my clothes cleaned at the same time.



And thus ended another adventure of PC-Rider for another day.

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Old 02-24-2010, 01:19 PM   #227
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The next tag I actually tried for was this fairly local restaurant called Prospectors.





OK, its a Steakhouse & Saloon.

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I stole the Prospectors Tag right out from under a local rider.

Sorry Wayne !



I got there, took my pictures, rode home, and posted my picture before he could post his.
It looks like he is just over one mile from here.
I am about 17 miles. That's pretty close in Tag-O-Rama terms !!!

The next tag I placed is one of my favorites.



Located at Peterson's Service Center.





I just love the use of old stuff.

Kind of like creative recycling !



I especially like the golf clubs thrown in there.

I don't know what they call this,
but we call it The Scrapture Of Liberty !


When I went to place this tag I come to find out there was a whole lot more here than just Lady Liberty.

I will divide this place up into three posts because of the amount of pictures I took.



The link above has some great history about Peterson's Service Center which started in 1926 at this location.
They have some great old pictures of their business from "Back in the day" as well as pictures of some of the other works of art that are/have been at this location.

In looking at some of their pictures it looks like they have some even newer stuff since I was last there.
Looks like I need to take another trip!

Roadside America found this place too.

Waymarking has been here also.

Peterson's is located in Egg Harbor City.



Along my favorite tagging road Route 30.
Also known as the White Horse Pike.

This road was established as early as 1854.

I would conjecture to say that they cobbled together earlier existing roads to make up what is currently Route 30.
With the history along this road it is a great place to look for new (and very interesting) tags.

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While I was there on my first trip they also had these great works of art.



I call this guy "Toaster Head".



I had T-Rex ride my bike.



This poor fella was off to the side and looked lonely.



You will see him in the next set of pictures with a new paint job standing tall next to T-Rex.

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The above pictures were taken August 13, 2009.
When I drove by just over a month later I found some new sculptures.

I call this next guy "Spoon Eyes".

Hey, it's better than "Pot Head" !!!



Kind of reminds me of Edward Scissorhands.

Here is a nice "Tin Family Robotson" !





OK, this kid is a real "Pot Head".




I love the T-Rex.


The Spring Bird here looks a lot happier with new paint and a friend to talk to.
Although he must tell a lot of lies because his nose is quite long !!!

OK, enough with these guys.

For now anyway !!!
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Would anyone believe me if I told you this picture was taken in New Jersey ?





Believe it or not it was.

I have yet to get there in person.
I've only been there in Photoshop !

This is located in the extreme North Eastern part of the state along the Hudson River.

The area is known as the Palisades.
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Would anyone believe me if I told you this picture was taken in New Jersey ?





Believe it or not it was.

I have yet to get there in person.
I've only been there in Photoshop !

This is located in the extreme North Eastern part of the state along the Hudson River.

The area is known as the Palisades.
Cant see the pic...got a red X
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:00 AM   #233
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I am pretty sure I fixed that problem Ben.
If you still can't see it let me know!

I did get out to ride yesterday.
It was a nice day in the low 50's.
I actually got a little hot and had to take the scarf and sweat shirt off.


I rode by this Concrete Statue of Liberty in Vinleland.



This statue was built in the 1920's out of concrete by a local plumber named George Arbuckel.
It is at least 20 feet tall, some say 30 feet, and it sits in the back yard of a home off of CR555 / Main Road in Vineland.

The fountain and this lone lion in the front yard were the only other things I could see.
George Arbuckel is said to have made other concrete castings, but I could not see any others from the road.



I had been by here last June but I could not see the Statue of Liberty.



Roadside America has a little bit of information about this place.

I finally found the other listing I was looking for.
It is on WeirdNJ under George Arbuckel House.

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I have not give up on this thread.
I have just been too busy to get any posting done.

I also have not run out of old stuff to post either.
I'll get to that when I get a chance.
But for now, here is some more stuff from yesterday.



This is Turkey Point.
Or Turkey Point Corner.
Or Turkey Point Wildlife Management Area, which some people find interesting apparently.

Located in Dividing Creek.
I like that name for some reason.

This is the only sign I saw on the way I took in.



Here is a view from the bridge.



I'll bet it looks a lot nicer in the summer when everything is green.
I'll also bet I was glad to get here in March when the mosquitoes and biting flies were no where to be found.

Here is the road in.



Exciting isn't it ?


Look behind this sign and tell me what you see !





Egg Island ?

I don't see no island do you?

Maybe it should be "Rotten Egg Smelling Wet Lands" because that is what these Salt Marshes smell like, even in the winter.

In the background of the 'what do you see' picture you can barely see a tree line and some buildings. That is Fortescue. One of the pictures I took from the bridge in Fortescue is looking back in this direction.

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From Turkey Point I headed north to get to my next destination.

On the way I passed Flanigan Brothers Boatyard and they had a new boat out front.



I really don't know how they get these big boats out in front of the building like this even with the rail system they have.

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In Salem I stopped at the Salem Motor Lodge to find out what that painting on the side of the building was.



Not much help from the picture, so I enhanced it.



This is a little better!

It looked like an older gentlemen dressed kind of like Ben Franklin with his left hand pointing the way to the Motel.

I still don't know why they have that for a sign !
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Would anyone believe me if I told you this picture was taken in New Jersey...

I would...
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Stop up and i'll give you the free tour...
I'm trying Rob!

I don't have a clue when I can actually get up there.

Some day !
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Guess who else I saw in Salem ?



And who was I to refuse the king a ride on my bike?





That is out front of Salem Oak Antiques and Captain Dog Collectibles on Route 49, which is in view of the Salem Oak.
Lots of interesting stuff there!

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Just down the street is this nice monument to the old bridge that crossed Salem River.



These are the gears from the draw bridge that was here.

The new bridge looks like this.



The monument is on the south side of the new bridge.



The plaque.





The draw bridge that was here was built in 1926 and designed by Strauss Bridge Company and built by Phoenix Bridge Company.
More information can be found on the New Jersey Historic Bridge Data on page 46.

I thought I took pictures of the plaques on an earlier visit, but I can not find them.

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