ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #811
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
Can anyone guess what movie this house was used in?





You will never be able to guess because it looks nothing like it did in the movie.

This was the house used in the first three films of the Amityville Horror.

Yup.
They did a makeup job on this house to make it look like the real one that they were denied permission to use to make the movie.
And after the movies this house was once again given a makeover to remove any traces of its film starredness.
And to stop people from coming and taking pictures of it !
I have even read that they had the address changed here too.

Here is the proof from Wikipedia, but you will have to search for it in all the text.

Someones take on this house.

This house was for sale in July of 2011.

Here are some pictures of the outside and inside of this house.
Quite nice actually.
They even show a picture of it from the movie and you can compare the still visible features.

----------

SJT 656 Toms River Horror House

Amityville Horror Movie House @
__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 06:36 PM   #812
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
Hard to believe this was December 30, 2011.





The lake was so still I took a couple of pictures upside down to see if I could tell the difference.

which one ?

This is Pakim Pond in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest.
Formerly known to me as Lebanon State Forest when I was in the Boy Scouts.

Come to think of it I posted these back on page 47.
But they are just to peaceful to not post again.

The name Pakim is thought to have come from the name of a Lenape Indian chief named Pakimintzen.

Nice !


This was just used as a Tag recently too.

Pakim Pond

Oh yeah, the second picture is up-side-down.

----------

1450 Pakim'in Parking

Pakim Pond @
__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"

PC-Rider screwed with this post 06-13-2012 at 07:47 PM
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #813
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
So, before I finish out the year let's see if I forgot anything.

And here I thought I was done with 2011.
I missed the first three pages of my Garden State Tag-O-Rama pictures in Photobucket.



And I forgot the first five pages in my South Jersey TOR file on Photobucket !



Did I show you my bike being towed on a trailer for this Tag.





We went to several Polar Bear events last year too.
Those are the guys who ride from October 30th to April 15th.
Rain, snow, sleet, not sure about hail !

Polar Bear Grand Tour Rides.



Here was my ride to this one after a snow storm kept me off the bike.



I at least had a part of my bike !

And another location.



With the bike.



And friends.







A former Ducati owner was looking for a new ride, so I suggested this one.





Another rider had moved to Texas and was looking at a new bike.
So I helped him pick a color that was just like his ride here in New Jersey.



Honest, it was the same color !



This is how I take some night shots when I don't have my tripod.



And this picture I made from the picture in post 10745 on page 717.



We had revisited Hancock House in Hancocks Bridge with a fellow rider and his girlfriend.
My wife had not been here before either.
Posted on page 15.





Another Polar Bear Ride destination in Cape May, NJ.



That's way south.

I found this target pretty interesting.



This was a VFW hall.
It says "Hanoi Jane Urinal Target".



We saw this really nice scooter while out at the cycle shop.







Called an Ice Bear
By: Hazhou Daixi Zhenhua Technology Trade Co., Ltd.
That's short for Chinese Scooter !
Note the gear shift on the right side.

We saw this interesting sign while out riding.





Someone was looking for a picture of a Mermaid.



Sometimes called a Manatee, or a Sea Cow.





I did not make that one !

And here I thought I was going to be caught up to the end of 2011 and keep going chronologically into 2012.



I will finish out 2011 and then go back to the beginning of 2011.

I'll never catch up ! ! ! ! ! ! !

And I have a few rides planned for this year that I wanted to be up to date on this thread before I get to that.



Did I mention.





You guys aren't in any hurry, .... are you?
__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 05:58 AM   #814
haystack
Just ride
 
haystack's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Jersey Highlands
Oddometer: 3,555
Quote:
Originally Posted by PC-Rider View Post
So,


made from the picture in post 10745 on page 717.



?
This seems so familiar!
__________________
.
.
Indeed, This is a gentleman's game....
Quote:
German W.O.D. Certified
2014 Winner of the Biggest Potato in Jersey
haystack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #815
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by haystack View Post
This seems so familiar!
Yeah, and I have gained some weight since that picture was taken !



I did not want to repost anyone's pictures.
But if you want to, feel free to do so.

Nice story with that Tag too.

I did not know you were following my thread.
Thank you.
__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 02:14 PM   #816
STBNE
Yamaha ADVenturer
 
STBNE's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Southern Comfort
Oddometer: 5,928
I've been lurking here too Steve...but it never ceases to amaze me the quality and quantity of tag worthy places in NJ...It also helps me when I'm feeling nostalgic for old times...
__________________
1979 Yamaha XS1100F "Swampthing"
Go Your Own Way
"Never too Far...Never too cold...Never too wet..." Moonshine Lunch Run Mantra... RIP Terry Hammond
STBNE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #817
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by STBNE View Post
I've been lurking here too Steve...but it never ceases to amaze me the quality and quantity of tag worthy places in NJ...It also helps me when I'm feeling nostalgic for old times...
We, I, miss you too Ben.

Are you coming up for Bruce Run III.
We, I, sure had a great time on the first one with you there.





You have, and most assuredly never will be, replaced.







SO STAY OUT OF THE ROAD ! ! ! ! !

__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 02:46 PM   #818
STBNE
Yamaha ADVenturer
 
STBNE's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Southern Comfort
Oddometer: 5,928
I do not know who that "person" is... Thanks Steve...
That 1st Bruce Run was a great time and and a ton of fun... I rode a good 300 miles of it...and you kept on goin...and goin...like that dang wabbitt...I have that peach pose pic you gave me sitting on my dresser too...No time for Bruce Run 3 but I have been following that thread too...ambitous but doable...you'll more than likely ride a total near 500 miles iffn i hadda make a guessimation..gee what the hecksahappin to me?BTW I hope to be riding my ST1100 up that way in June...visit my kids and friends too...got 8 weeks of summer vact...plan to make a rally in Ontario after visiting PA/NJ/NY...ok enuf of my pollution of this otherwise excellent thread...
__________________
1979 Yamaha XS1100F "Swampthing"
Go Your Own Way
"Never too Far...Never too cold...Never too wet..." Moonshine Lunch Run Mantra... RIP Terry Hammond

STBNE screwed with this post 03-10-2012 at 03:01 PM
STBNE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 04:58 PM   #819
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
So here I was on December 31, 2011 with the day off.

Yes, New Year's Eve.



Wanting to ride we headed for Philadelphia.

Went across the closest cheapest bridge, the Tacony Palmyra, and headed south into Philadelphia to the old section of the city.

My first turn into the city was this.



Cobble Stone !



Part of the old city charm in the big city.



Just around the corner I see this neat building (pull over and take a picture).



We ride around looking for something to take a picture of in case we should get the Philly Tag.
I was headed for Carpenter's Hall.
The only place I could see on the map at home was a parking spot down the alley in front of the building.
We rode around and found the spot but it was occupied.
So we rode around the one way streets looking at some of my options.

Looked at Independence Hall.



Way down at the end of the grass, but no bike in the picture.
I was too high with the camera !

Found a parking lot near there, but the angle was pretty bad.

Rode around to see if my spot was open.
Nope.
Off to Christ Church.

No place out front to park, so I tried the back alley.
After circling the block again.







American & Church Streets.

I did get off the bike here to take some better pictures.



There was no one around !

I really did not like the angle of my pictures.
Besides, this was the back of the building.

I found the name of this bank interesting.



Never heard of a Corn Bank before.

I saw part of the Ben Franklin Bridge where it comes down into the city.



And up the street I could see more of it.
Looked pretty awesome in person.



This person has the right idea for city transportation.



Much faster than this.



Which there are a lot of by the way !

I finally take one last swing around to Carpenter's Hall and my spot was open ! ! !



And in a bike parking space too ! ! !









These pictures are from a trip here with some family back in 2010.
Lots of history in that building.



Carpenters Hall was used for the First Continental Congress in 1774.
The Carpenter's Company was founded in 1724 and met in various places until this building was built starting in 1770. It was first used in 1771, and finished in 1773.

A great link for Carpenter's Hall.

The guy who got my Carpenter's Hall Tag got some better pictures from different angles.

Christ Church was founded in 1695 and was used by our Founding Fathers as a place to pray and seek wisdom and guidance.
The current building was built in 1744.

That round building is the Philadelphia Merchant Exchange built in the 1830's.

More on Independence Hall in the next post.

----------

P272 Carpenter's Hall

Philadelphia Merchant Exchange @
Christ Church @
Carpenter's Hall @
__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"

PC-Rider screwed with this post 03-29-2012 at 06:22 AM
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 05:37 PM   #820
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
I had wanted to do Carpenter's Hall because it was used first before Independence Hall.

The only spot I could find near Independence Hall was in this little bank parking lot off to the side.



I was not happy with that either.
But Carpenter's Hall worked out nicely.

Now the reason for the far away pictures of Independence Hall is the fact of the high security around the building.
I mean, they actually carry guns !
They are serious ! ! !

Now, for those of you who may never get a chance to visit Independence Hall, here are some pictures I took back in 2010.





The complex is actually three buildings.
The main building in the center and two smaller side buildings attached by breezeways.

The main building was used for the discussion, and eventual signing of the Declaration of Independence.



Some of the articles in this Declaration Room are original to those events.

The President's Chair.
Not the president of the United States, that came later.
This was the chair for the person presiding over the proceedings.









On the bottom right side of the building was a court room.
Remember, this was the Pennsylvania State House, and was used by the State Government of the time.



And as this plaque tells, the first Supreme Court met here also, after the Constitution was retified.



On the outside of that room is this nice clock.



Upstairs is a big hall with some small rooms off of it.
Used for gatherings.

The smaller building on the right was used by Congress.

The down stairs was used by the House of Representatives.



The upstairs was used by the Senate.



I have always liked this original eagle painting on the ceiling.



Good ole George Washington stands guard out front.



And across the street is the Liberty Bell.



Too much history to tell it all !

Here are some highlights:
1731 Designed by Andrew Hamilton.
1732 Construction begins on main building. Completed 1735.
1748 Main building completed.
1750 Tower begun.
1752 Clock built by Thomas Stretch.
1752, August, Liberty Bell arrives from England.
1753 Wooden Steeple completed.
1753 Liberty Bell recast by Pass & Stow and installed in steeple.
1773 Use of Liberty Bell suspended due to rotting of wooden steeple.
1775, May, Second Continental Congress meets.
1776 You all know that one !

1787 Constitutional Convention.

Interesting: 1818 building almost demolished in real estate scheme ! ! !

1951 restoration begun by National Park Service, completed in 1973 !

[Just too many places to insert Politically Incorrect Comments ! ]
See here !
(Sorry, I mean no harm, it's just my nature to find humor in things !)

Timeline information found here.

----------

Independence Hall @
__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"

PC-Rider screwed with this post 03-29-2012 at 06:54 AM
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #821
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
So from there we head south to get the Philly Tag that had been sitting for a while.



I thought the history behind this nice memorial was very appropriate.

It commemorates those lost during World War II on Oil Tankers and ships owned by Sunoco, located at their Marcus Hook Refinery.





Located at the entrance to the refinery.





A sad part of war that you never hear about.
The civilian casualties.











Difficult to know what to call this memorial because there is no real name attached to it that I could find.

Referred to as:
Sun Seaman's Memorial
Sunoco Seamens Memorial
Sunoco Seamens Statue

I do not think that the title matters as much as what it represents.

Some pictures of the refinery and the surrounding area neighborhoods.

"A look behind the scenes at the Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook" article.

----------

P271 Sunoco Seamens Memorial

Sunoco Seamens Memorial @
__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 03:45 AM   #822
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
January 15, 2011 !



Yup, going back to the beginning of last year.

The winter of 2010-2011 we had four major snow storms (for NJ anyway).
They all had between 18 to 24 inches of snow each !



Now, I ain't no suicide rider.
The roads were clear, as you can see in the picture.
And it was all pretty much major roads for most of the ride.

This church was also used in the Amityville Horror movies.



It is a nice looking church.
Kind of interesting design.

Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Point Pleasant.

Here is more information than you probably want about the Amityville Horror movie and some of its locations and facts.

Nice to see Jesus was spared some of the snow. !





I figured that while I was down here at the shore I might as well check out the ocean.





I wonder why no one is on the beach !









It was actually a pretty nice day for being January !

----------

SJT 441 Amity Church

Amityville Horror Movie Church @
__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 07:11 AM   #823
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
Wow, just popped onto page 4 of my map.

You know what that means ?

We have been to 600 places together !



I will definitely be starting a new one for 2012.
I think these maps max out at 1,000 anyway.
__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 06:51 PM   #824
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
So I head from one end of Route 70 at the shore to the other end headed West to the outskirts of Camden to a building I had passed I guess when we made the trip to Philadelphia in 2010.



Turned out to be an old Sears and Roebuck Co. Retail Store.



Which I now see should be Sears Roebuck and Co. Retail Store.



A picture from a side road in case anyone did not want to ride on the sidewalk or deal with traffic.





This building is along a busy section of roadway coming off of the Ben Franklin Bridge, plus a few other roads coming in here.
I was standing on a median between and exit lane, though very busy, and Route 30, or Admiral Wilson Boulevard.





Hmmm, now I am wondering who Admiral Wilson is !

Lots of roads start at this spot in New Jersey.



Built in 1927 (I thought it was 1926) it is now on the National Register of Historic Places !

Being an historic building I do not understand this article.

Some nice history here at the bottom, which also tells that this store was in business until 1971 !
At which time they moved it East on Route 38 to the (then) new Moorestown Mall.

----------

SJT 442 Old Sears Retail

Sears Roebuck and Co. Retail Store @
__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"

PC-Rider screwed with this post 04-02-2012 at 06:07 AM
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #825
PC-Rider OP
venturer
 
PC-Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Souff Jersee
Oddometer: 4,518
Life must have been busy, this is about three weeks later.



This is right next to that log church, Cathedral of the Woods (pg.52) and the 9/11 Memorial, Medford Lakes (pg.36).



Yes, Municipal Cabin !
Technically the Municipal Court.

Lots of Log Homes and businesses in Medford Lakes.
Beautiful area to ride through.

----------

SJT 447 Log Cabin Court

Medford Lakes Municipal Cabin @
__________________
PC + TT

My Thread of Where I've Been: "PC's Adventures in PIctures"
PC-Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014