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Old 06-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #91
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I know it's hard, but you have a ballpark return time?
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:03 PM   #92
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I know it's hard, but you have a ballpark return time?
Yes, that is a tough one.

If we eat lunch when we get there and ride around a little and head home I would say we would be at the Commodore Barry Bridge around 3:30ish.

If we do some sight seeing then add about another 3 hours to that.

That's the best I can come up with right now.

We are kind of just making this up as we go along!
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Just a heads up on what to expect Saturday. $

$4.00 - Delaware Memorial Bridge, one way toll headed into DE.

$20.00 - For Good and Plenty all you can eat Smorgasbord. Unless someone has a better (cheaper) idea. That seems to be the going price for these places.

$7.50 - Tour a replica of the Hebrew Tabernacle built by Moses and the gang. It is at the Mennonite Information Center, which is free, and there is plenty to look at there if you do not want to see the Tabernacle. I will say that it is very interesting though. And this is right behind Tanger Outlet Stores if you prefer to shop while we take the tour, which isn't long.

That is pretty much the order of our ride.
So we will be headed home after the Information Center.

I just printed out a $2.00 off coupons for Good 'N Plenty, so that should help a little !!!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:18 PM   #94
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Finally!
The pictures from our June ride to Lancaster, PA.

One of the nicest rides I think I have been on.
The scenery was great and the roads were nice.

Well, after we got past Newark, Delaware anyway !

We went straight down Route 40 to the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Took Route 9 South to Route 273 which took us out through Newark, DE.
That hooked us up with 896 and North to Strassburg, PA.

Here is some scenery along the way to Lancaster.



Amish plowing their field.





Beautiful farms everywhere.



Passed several horse and buggies on the way.



Took this picture when we were here in March in the "Vehicle".



A group of at least 10 CanAms road by us just before we got to Strassburg, PA..



I think they were CanAms.
They looked a little shorter then I remember.

Farms Farms everywhere !!!



You can see a gray puff of smoke on the horizon in the middle of the picture.
That is from the steam train for Strassburg Railroad.
The brown strip to the right of that is the train cars.









We road by Strassburg Railroad and across the street is the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum.



Good Humor truck outside of the museum.



Beautiful weather and beautiful scenery.

I will make two posts out of this ride.
Next is our stops.
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We only planned a couple of stops for this ride.

We were more interested in riding and seeing the great scenery than being tourists.

We stopped for lunch at a place called Isaac's.
Just up the street from the Strassburg Railroad.



Beings there were only two bikes on this ride we decided to stop here instead of Good N' Plenty.

This was nice and cheaper. $$





The dining area looks like a railroad car.



They have this thing for flamingos !



Lunch !

A chicken salad wrap with almonds and cranberries in it.



It was very good.

All of their menu choices had bird names attached to them.
I forget what they called this one.





Isaac's is located at the Choo Choo Barn.

I guess that explains the train motif.



I know, I should have gotten inside and got my picture taken, right?



More great views even across the street.




From there we road to the Mennonite Information Center where they have a full size replica of
the Tabernacle that God instructed Moses to build after they left Egypt and camped at Mount Sinai.

This shows priest doing their ministry at the Alter and Laver.



The information center is located right next to the always popular Tanger Outlets (which we did not stop at!).



You could not take pictures inside the rest of the tour but they have plenty of information for you to look at and buy.

-Top left is a painting of what the Hebrew encampment may have looked like.
-Top right is their representation of the Ark of the Covenant, which God instructed Moses to
put the Tablets that contained the Ten Commandments that God wrote with His own finger.
-Bottom is a view of the inside of the Tabernacle: left is the Lampstand, right is
the Table of Showbread, center is the Alter of Incense with Aaron the High Priest.
Behind the curtain was the Holy of Holies where the Ark of the Covenant was located.



Time to roll again, and head towards home.

The fabric shows the size of the courtyard for the Tabernacle.
This would have been its entrance.



We went through Gap, PA.

You can not miss their clock tower.



We took some great roads along a creek on the way home.

Too many roads to post here.

Lets just say we started at Gap, PA and ended up on Route 1 in Chadds Ford, PA.



Camera battery died here so no more woodsy pictures.

We took Route 1 to Route 322 and came back across the Commodore Barry Bridge into NJ.

If interested in any information here are a few links.

Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches, Strassburg, PA

Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction at Mennonite Information Center, Lancaster, PA
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Nice! Beautiful country out there and 896 is a really nice way to bypass Route 30.
With all the flamingos at Issac's are you sure that was a chicken salad wrap?
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Nice! Beautiful country out there and 896 is a really nice way to bypass Route 30.
With all the flamingos at Issac's are you sure that was a chicken salad wrap?


I was wondering the same thing.
Tasted just like chicken !
But I was not going to ask them !!!!
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JULY 20, 2013

NEXT RIDE

Our next ride is planned for Saturday July 20, 2013.

The next day, July 21, 2013, is pretty busy at our church with a Professional Freestyle Motocross team, which will be doing two different shows. I believe they said 2:00 and 4:00. This part is free. And Pizza Pizzazz will be selling pizza if you get hungry.

After that is the Andy Mineo Concert at 7:00 PM. He is a Christian Hip-Hop artist. This requires a ticket and is $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Not to mention our regular three services that morning. 8:30; 10:00 & 11:45 Am.

So the day before, Saturday, I was planning on doing the ride that almost got rained out last year where we went to the Nothnagle Log Cabin (the oldest standing wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere) They do have tours of the inside. If we are interested as a group I will check into it. The First Federal Land Purchase made July 5, 1776 is not far, and lunch at the old Woodbury Train Station. After lunch we will stop at Fort Mercer in National Park, NJ.

This is a fairly local trip so we won't tire anybody out for the festivities the next day.

Usual start time of 8:30 AM at the Buena WAWA at the intersection of Routes 40 & 54.

Hope we can have a decent group for this ride this year.

(More information back on pages 3 & 4.)
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July 20, 2013 Throttling UP Ride.

This is the same ride we did last year in August when we only had one other bike show up.
So I decided to go ahead and do it again.
We got one more bike then last year !



The weather wasn't too bad.
Perhaps a bit hot when sitting still.
I thought we should bring this guy along to keep us cool !



A few Classic Cars came in just before we left.



We had a beautiful ride through Salem County back road farm fields.

Then into the less scenic area by the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

Up Route 130 to Route 44, which in that area isn't too bad.
We pretty much had a four lane highway to ourselves beings everyone takes I-295 now.

We reach our first stop at the Nothnagle Log House in Gibbstown.



This is considered the oldest standing wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere.



The gray section closest to us is the original structure.
A one room log cabin basically, which is now 375 years old!





Looks like angels are watching over us.



On to our next stop, which was not too far.



There once stood a fort here.
The land was the first land purchased by our newly formed government on July 5, 1776.



Overlooking the Delaware River to defend Philadelphia.
Across the river today you can see planes taking off from Philadelphia International Airport.







You can see Philadelphia in the haze in the background.



Today the land that is left is sandwiched between two oil tank fields !





There was a nice breeze blowing.
Unfortunately the smell was not the greatest at times.

We parked in the shade we could find.



This is looking back from the entrance.



I don't think any of us were planning on coming back on a week night.



Got detoured by a train sitting on the tracks.





And off to lunch.



The Woodbury Station Cafe in the old Woodbury Train Station built in 1883.

They have put up some beautiful stained glass windows.







And an old picture of the station from about the same angle.



Then off to Fort Mercer in National Park.



Once again, I have posted pictures of these things before, but I wanted to document this trip as well.

The above picture is the new Battle Monument which is inside the earthworks of where Fort Mercer was.

The original Battle Monument placed here in 1829 is inside this shelter.



We took a walk down by the Delaware River in the nice park that is here.



The bridge in the background is the double decker Girard Point Bridge for I-95 that leads to the Philadelphia Airport.

You can see a little island to the left.



People were boating and swimming.





Even kayaking !



It was beautiful down here by the river with a nice breeze blowing and so peaceful.

We did not want to leave.



In front of us you could see the planes coming in to land at Philadelphia International Airport.
To the right you could see the old Philadelphia Navy Yard and some ships that are still docked there.



This is the USS John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier CV-67.



Back up the hill to our bikes.
This is one of the many cannons on display here.



We did a short devotional using the old building we had seen earlier that day.

I had thought about that old log home that someone built never thinking it would be
around 375 years later for some people on motorized vehicles riding by to look at.
It made me think of what kind of legacy I will leave behind.

I was not thinking about what I will leave behind physically.
My home or money or even my precious PC motorcycle.

I was wondering how people will remember me when I am gone.
What kind of legacy will I leave behind?

What it ultimately comes down to is who I am on the inside.
These people did not build their house to stand on the outside and look at and admire their handywork.
They built it so they could live and survive on the inside.

What is our greatest asset?

Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:26-27.

It is not about what we can do that makes us who we are.
Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the heart.
Hebrews chapter 11 we call the Hall of Faith because those people believed God and followed through on that faith.

Am I trying to make a name for myself here in this world?
A man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses. Luke 12:15

As a Christian Faith is our goal.
What did Hebrews chapter 11 people leave behind?
Noah's Ark has still not been found (for sure), but his Faith Story remains.

But you, O man of God,
Follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight
of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you area also called and have professed a
good profession before many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:11-12.

Am I leaving behind Log Cabins?
Or am I leaving behind a legacy of faith?
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:20 AM   #100
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AUGUST RIDE:

AUGUST 17, 2013

Yes, I am trying to get ahead on this one !




Our next trip is planned for Saturday, August 17, 2013.
The plan is to ride into Bucks County, Pennsylvania and see how far we can get into some nice hilly roads before stopping for lunch and turning around and heading for home.

Currently I have no set destination.
That is on my list of things to do.
Stay tuned.

If anyone has any suggestions please post them.
Thank you.
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AUGUST 17, 2013

Ride is set for this Saturday.

Starting in Buena, at the WAWA of course as usual.

Heading North up 54 to 206 to 29 and cross over into Pennsylvania over a free bridge, which means it has a steel grate on it. I've been over it several times before. It's a little shakey, but not bad!
Head North still along the Delaware River to Washingtons Crossing at the Visitors Center which has bathrooms, a small museum and a large painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware . Or at least they had all of that, they recently renovated, but I do know they still have bathrooms because I called.

Keep heading North and then North West into upper Bucks County. We will go through two Covered Bridges. We can stop and take pictures so that will give us another break.
Then keep riding NW and around Quakertown and then head SW to lunch at the Carriage House Restaurant in East Greenville, PA. Prices are decent and the food looks good, and it is in an old house built around 1740.

A short jaunt to get Gas at 130 miles into our trip at a WAWA.

Then head South into Pottstown and then head South East to the Commodore Barry Bridge (NO TOLL) and stop at the WAWA in Swedesboro on 322 which puts us about 45 minutes from Buena.

Then head for Buena on some more back roads.

Total trip is 213 miles.
YES, a bit longer than most of our rides.
But we wanted to get into some nice areas for riding, without being crazy!

Ought to be a nice fun trip.

Let us know if you can make it.

Leaving Buena at 8:30 as usual.

It is a 6 hour ride time plus lunch, Washingtons Crossing and gas, so we should be home by Midnight !
Just kidding,

Should be home around 5:30.
Way before it gets dark.

Looking forward to it.

Come join us.
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AUGUST 17, 2013

Ride is set for this Saturday.

Starting in Buena, at the WAWA of course as usual.

Heading North up 54 to 206 to 29 and cross over into Pennsylvania over a free bridge, which means it has a steel grate on it. I've been over it several times before. It's a little shakey, but not bad!
Head North still along the Delaware River to Washingtons Crossing...snip.....
Would love to join you. Any chance I could rendezvous with you folks at Washingtons Crossing? Will you be getting there about 11?
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Would love to join you. Any chance I could rendezvous with you folks at Washingtons Crossing? Will you be getting there about 11?
Not a problem doc.

It should take us 1 1/2 hours to get to Washingtons Crossing so we should be there at 10.
We should be there for at least a half an hour looking around.
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Not a problem doc.

It should take us 1 1/2 hours to get to Washingtons Crossing so we should be there at 10.
We should be there for at least a half an hour looking around.
Sounds like a plan. Meet you there at 10, if I don't get called into work. Looking forward to wandering around Bucks County with you. Want to do a couple of water crossings?
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Missed you at the fmx show (had fun) & still trying to hit one of your rides this year but gotta work this sat
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