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Old 11-24-2013, 01:07 PM   #1336
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The sign says this was used on a submarine just like the USS Ling.







It is just an open shell, so you could go inside of this.





All over the grounds here are lots of items related to submarines.

This is a torpedo tube.



And the side you don't usually get to see !



Torpedoes abound.



Oooops, that can't be good !









A deck gun.



The back of a torpedo.



The very back of a torpedo.
Opposing propeller blades.



Some more internals of a torpedo.



I never knew there was so much inside of one of these.



I found the irony interesting.





That was off of this rescue boat from:





The dock you see leads to the sub.







The bridge in the background is the one I was on earlier.







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In the center of the park is a memorial.





Several plaques are here to remember those that have lost their lives on submarines.









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Around the park are all kinds of items related to submarines and or the Navy.















Yes, those are life size missiles.







I found this an odd looking thing.





Looking in the back.



On it's sides.











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Also located here are two and three man submarines !





Something I had never heard about before.

Although the black one is Japanese and the Gray one is German.
I would guess we had our own too!





Looking inside.



The black plate you see is the pilots seat !



Looking fore.



Looking aft.



Looking up!



And the Japanese sub.





And a US River Patrol Boat.







And that ends our tour of The New Jersey Naval Museum.
While my wife hands out cookies she made and I walk around and take pictures !





OK, not totally finished !









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Next stop was a hamburger joint.



They have been around since the 1939 New York World's Fair.
This building has been here since 1946.

The original building from the World's Fair was moved to Jersey City, and it is still there.
And YES, it is on my list of things to see !



Nice light !



I could not get over how small this place is.



Some old Neon.





They were open by the time we got here.



The corners are rounded and made of glass blocks.



Someone amongst us was ready for breakfast !





While the rest of us watched !



Well, not all of us.
I don't think we could all fit in there anyway !!!

And NO ! he did not eat all of those !

The stools were pretty small as well, and the counters too !



No booths in this place !



Even the counter/grill sides had curved glass blocks.



A painting of this nice little place in Hackensack, NJ along the Hackensack River.



I took pictures of articles that hang on the walls.
I never know if I will find this information online or not.

The 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die !





Sorry that most of this is out of focus.
There was not much light in the back of this place.
Even though it was tiny.

Did I mention this place was small ?









I was surprised by the nonchalant fancy windows in this place.



I also noticed a competitor across the street when I looked out the window !





Still a youngin', they didn't start until 1954.

I took a lot of pictures of this little place !
So I will make two posts out of it.

The place in Jersey City is spelled White Mana,
but that was a mistake made when they had to have their sign redone.
WHITE MANNA is the correct spelling of the original franchise like this sign has.

But I am not really sure you could call this a franchise because I could only find two places using this name.

I would assume the word manna comes from the 'Manna from Heaven' that fed the Israelites for 40 years in the wilderness.
Manna actually means "What is it?"

Information on Wikipedia

They do not seem to have their own website, that I can find.

Here are some other links.

google with some reviews from slider eaters / connoisseurs !
(Yes, I had to look up how to spell that !!!)
Sliders is what they call these small hamburgers.

They competed with White Castle, who makes a smaller hamburger, or slider.
They were founded in 1921.
The burgers here are actually made from fresh ground beef.
No formed and frozen hockey pucks here !

And don't forget Diners, Drive-ins and Dives YouTube video.
You HAVE to check out that video.
It gives a real sense of the place, and how busy they get during the day, and how small they are.
It mentions that they make between 800 to 1000 burgers a day in that microdiner !!!!!

Good thing DDD has small equipment.
The place is only 15' X 30' total !
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Now out of curiosity, and kind of joking, I asked if they had a bathroom.

They said it was out back.



When I got back there this is what I found.





OK, the thing on the right is a freezer.
The window was out.
There were no doors on the sides of the building.
So, let's check out the only other option !

NO, not the trash can !!!

I opened the back door.



You could see where I had just been !

But there was hope.
There was a door on the left.
And it said, "Restroom" !
You can barely see the frame on the left before the tank.

Needless to say, it was small too !

But the view wasn't bad.



No, I was not sitting down when I took that !!!

So, after a short pit stop I check out where everyone else parked out back.



Someone Tagged a tree next to the White Manna and I was looking to see if I could figure out which one it was !





Can you see the nice RED bike ?



This puny place is squished between a major road, River Street, and the Hackensack River.



A very busy and active road.



I guess someone stole a Big Mac !!!



Looking down the other direction.



I see another odd site.



A Sears Roebuck and Co. sign!

I thought they were all gone too !

So, as far as the tree was concerned, it had to be one of these two clumps !



The driver of the moving van is sitting behind the guard rail in the wilderness section of Hackensack, NJ !
You can barely see his green shirt.
No camo for sure.
Unless he was trying to hide in a billiard parlor !

I guess technically we were customers, because at least one of us ate here.



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So with one satisfied customer and one picture taker we head off to our next stop in Glen Rock.



Make a left on Glen Avenue at the Glen Rock Inn.

Our destination, the Glen Rock rock !



Yes, a big rock sticking out of the ground.
The only one around !!!

NO, I didn't do it,.........HONEST !

Plus this was a fly by picture.
You can see the police officer with his car lights on.

So no stopping for a close up of the Glen Rock rock !

I have no idea what they were up too.
We rode around to see if we could come up behind it, but ....



There was a marching band there taking up the road and blocking some of the rock !

There is no school near hear for a football game.
There were some floats in the area now that I think about it, so they must have been having a parade.

And that was the rock at Glen Rock.

Some history from Wikipedia:
"Glen Rock was settled around a large boulder, weighing 570 short tons
(520 t) left by retreating glaciers in a small valley (glen). From a 1985
article in The New York Times, "Glen Rock is named for a 570-ton boulder,
believed to have been deposited by a glacier, that stands at the northern
end of Rock Road, the town's main street. Called Pamachapura, or Stone
from Heaven, by the Delaware Indians (Lenape), it served as a base for
Indian signal fires and later as a trail marker for colonists.
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Our next stop was also in Glen Rock.

We were looking for another hard item, but not a rock this time.

We had to park across the street in a nice neat group.





Our destination was behind those bushes, I think !



Ah Yes, there they are.



Three Men Sitting on a Bench.

OK, the fourth guy belonged to us !
Can you guess which one?





#1: This donut looks like a giant washer!
.......Do you think our break is over yet?



#2: I don't know, my paper has nothing but old news.



#3: Can I read that after you are done with it?
.......And are you going to finish that donut?


I am guessing one of these guys is Mike !



Oh look, another rock !!!

I have no idea why there are three men sitting on a bench in front of a children's gym !



And there WERE children in there !!!



Looks like we helped them get some exercise !



My Gym Children's Fitness Center, just in case you know a kid who needs a gym.

I guess you are on your own to come up with why there are three men on a bench
next to a rock with a Mike's Garden plaque on it in front of a children's gym.

..............

As I was putting the marker on the map I noticed these guys were here before this place was a children's gym.
There is a truck near these guys that says "Cheesecake Aly".
But the still does not explain these three men.
Perhaps they are just not aware of what has gone on around them.
Or maybe they took too long of a break and are now unemployed and homeless !

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Somebody please tell me what is a "tag" that is being used so much in this thread.
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Somebody please tell me what is a "tag" that is being used so much in this thread.
My first post explains that most of what I go to see has been part of the Tag-O-Rama Games here on ADVrider.

The first post of the Garden State Tag-O-Rama explains the rules of the game.

Every state has at least one Tag-O-Rama game on ADVrider.
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Thank you PC, that was driving me nuts.
No problem.

I had thought about not using that term,
but those games are addictive !

Turns out the word bruced that started from these games just wound up in the Urban Dictionary !

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bruced
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OK, our next stop was another thing I had been yearning to see.



Yes, that is off of the USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier CV-6, and not the Starship Enterprise NCC-1701 !

This was on the stern of "The Big E".



It was saved from the scrap yard and now resides in a park in River Vale, NJ.

I would have thought the steel would have been a little thicker on a Navy Ship !





At the park there are pictures and some information about the Enterprise.







This tells how it wound up here in River Vale.
Well, it doesn't really explain why this town was chosen.





This park also holds memorials to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice from River Vale.

















USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier CV-6

There have been EIGHT ships with the name Enterprise in the American Navy.

This is off of Enterprise VII.

Big E 8 was:
Laid down: 16 July 1934
Launched: 3 October 1936
Commissioned: 12 May 1938
Decommissioned: 17 February 1947

The Legend of Enterprise, on a Navy site showing all 8 ships.

Wikipedia

They apparently do not take many pictures of the back of their ships !!!
But have no fear, I finally found some pictures showing this on the ship on the following website.

cv6.org

Here is a picture of E going through the Panama Canal in 1939 and the lettering is painted black.

The name looks so small on the ship !

Here is a picture from 1945 near NYC with the letters painted white.

And another picture.

This USS Enterprise was in 5 of the 6 major carrier-versus-carrier Naval Battles of WWII.

The enemy claimed several times that they had sunk the Enterprise, which earned her the nickname "The Grey Ghost" !!!

Cool name huh?

Her planes sank THREE enemy carriers during the Battle of Midway after Pearl Harbor.

There were six carriers made before World War II and she was one of the three that survived the war.

And she was the most decorated war ship from WWII.

Such a shame they had to dismantle her.

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Next stop was an old Dutch Barn.





Wortendyke Barn in Park Ridge.





I did get a picture of the back !



The info sign by the road.



Passed this getting here just up the road.



They had a lot of information here too.
This barn was built around 1770, and it is still standing.
A testament to good workmenship.



The barn is shown on the right.
The owners lived in the house on the left.

I saw a sign over there where the house is but I forgot to go over there and get pictures of the house and sign !





Information on Bergen County and the Dutch that settled here.





A lot of these names look familiar.
Not just from riding around New Jersey, but some are also names in my ancestry.











Just in case anyone was wondering !





Information on Bergen County Parks.
A picture of the inside, all the way at the bottom.

And of course, Wikipedia ! With an older picture of this barn.

Information on The Wortendyke Barn New World Dutch Barn.

Hudson Valley Architecture showing some construction techniques used by the Dutch.

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We made a slight change in our plans just before we left.
We were supposed to go to the Cleveland Bridge, but the lunch stop we had planned was further away than I had wanted, but it all worked out.

So, on our way to lunch we stopped by to see a man about a snowman !



One of the riders in our group had the Garden State Tag-O-Rama Tag and was going to use this.

Until he saw our lunch stop !

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