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Old 01-18-2010, 10:06 AM   #31
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Next to scratch off my list was SJT 111, Monkless Monestery of St. Clare.


The clue given was that there were no monks here.

With that and some other clues soomeone found the Monestery of St. Clare.

I liked this little post next to the parking lot.


I drove right by this the first time I went by because it looked like a house.
When I got to the end of the road I saw a sign pointing back in the directioin I had just come, so I turned around and found it going that way.

I wanted to get a picture of the road this was on because it was a lane-and-a-half, curvey, hilly and very pot-holey. But there was no place to stop without being a road hazard if someone else should come by.
Unfortunately the road wasn't very long either.

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Next on the list was SJT 101, Crosswicks Inn.


Here is the sign on the front of the building.


I could not find any information as to what is going on with this historic inn currently, but here is some information on Croswicks from Wikipedia.

I would be interested to know what the initials under the stars stand for.

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There was a Quaker Meeting House in the same town but for some reason I don't remeber it.
It was tagged just after I found the Garden State Tag-O-Rama thread.
GST#169, Crosswicks Quaker Meeting House.


I had written my directions coming from a different direction so I turned the wrong way and had to backtrack to find this.
I am glad I did.
There is some great history here.


The cannon ball mentioned on this sign is still in the building and is visible from the outside.


That black dot in the middle of the morter is the canon ball.

Their sign.


Here is the Quaker Friends Meeting website.

Here is some information from a pamphlet I picked up.

"Friends settled here among the Leni Lenapi natives building their cabins amongst the wigwams along a trail through the forest. Our present winding Main Street was this trail.

The first Meeting for Worship was held in the home of Thomas Lambert in 1677. The present large brick building is the third on the property in the middle of Crosswicks, the first having been of log construction. This building with its cedar interior and hand wrought nails was built in 1773 at a cost of $3750.

During a Revolutionary War skirmish, two cast-iron cannon balls passed through the roof of the building and a third penetrated the north wall. It can be seen between the first and second window sills on the second floor. Hessian soldiers were using the building then and marks from their bayonets and musket muzzles are visible on the floor and benches."

I thought this would make a good picture.


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We were now looking for a place to take care of some necessary business.
We were also looking for a park to sit down and eat lunch.
At this time of year the two situations would have to be done at two different locations.
The problem we were running into was there were no parks listed on the map.
I knew we were close to a Denny's and some other places so I headed in that direction.
The road I took brought us too far north.
I knew there was another tag around here somewhere so I headed in that direction.
We were getting close to another rider's home that we had used for our Tag-O-Rama Picnic Gatherings and I had wanted to see him again anyway.
So I found the road (from memory ! ) and I found his house without a problem.
I pulled in the driveway and turned to my wife and said, 'Do you think they are home and want to be bothered?'
As I turned around again the man comes out of his house like he was expecting us.
It turns out he was just looking up information on the Garden State TOR site and had just mentioned my name to his wife when he looked out his window and saw us coming.

We had a great visit.
I wish I had gotten a picture of him and his wife.
Very nice couple.
We stayed longer than we should have probably, but we had some great conversations about stuff we had been doing or were planning on doing and we were able to help one another.

Great to be able to see other riders.
Even if not on the road on a bike.

We left with some daylight left and I took the long way home on roads I had never been on before.
I rode past several other old tags, some I recognized, and some I didn't find out about until later, but it was getting too late to stop and take pictures.
We stopped for dinner at a place that could be used for a tag.


With the marble lion and the neon that would make a great night tag shot.
The problem is they are not open 24 hours.
I guess there is no one in the Pine Barrens going out to diners at 1 in the morning.
Here was my meal (after I started on it!).


Chicken Parmegiana.
One piece of meat too !
I had never seen a chicken that big!


Then off to home ready for my/our next adventure.

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It appears our next adventure was waiting for us when we got home.
One of the new riders to the game had picked up the SJT that I placed at Green Bank United Methodist Church.
He picked up the tag in the middle of the woods on Friday night.
He placed his new tag Saturday at around Noon.
So when we got home I checked to see what had happened that day and my wife looks at his picture and says "I know where that is!".
She said, "Let's go back out and get it!"

Who was I to complain !

The tag was not too far.
About 15 miles or so.


The tagger had placed his bike in front of the arches in the background.
There was a truck parked there now and I sure didn't want anyone calling the police on me after such a nice day of riding.
Here is the sign for the tag.


Believe it or not there are quite a few Wineries in New Jersey.
This one, Tomasello Winery is in Hammonton.

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So,
While we were out !
We dropped the new tag not to far from here.
My wife had wanted to tag this spot since she found out about it.


Pretty impressive huh ?

No, really, this place has some historical significance.
The rock you see commemorates an event in Hammonton's history.


Here is the street sign at this corner.


And here is the significance.


Hey, its Southern New Jersey,
What did you expect ?


Known as Reagan Rock or Ronald Reagan Rock.

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It rained Sunday, and I was busy anyway with other things.
One of the early taggers in the GSTOR came over from Pennsylvania and grabbed our Reagan Rock tag.
Actually this rider had posted a picture of this when he was down here last year.
He did not use it as a tag, he just wanted to share it with everyone.
Thanks John!

I was a little reluctant to use this tag because I did not want John to get upset with me in case he wanted to use it as a tag later.

He placed a tag on his way back home.
Yes, Pennsylvania.
Kind of South Easterly Pennsylvania.
He placed the tag at one of our auto dirt tracks that we have in NJ.

My wife and I ran out after work on Monday to get the new tag he placed.
Not a bad ride.
I took the back roads to avoid the traffic that NJ is known for.
We finally reached our destination.




Bridgeport Speedway.

They have two different sized dirt tracks behind those bleachers.
All of the gates were closed so I could not get any pictures of the track itself.
My wife was surprised that I only took a couple of pictures.
I said, what else is there to take a picture of?

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Truly an excellent report. Very entertaining and educating! Cheers
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It had been mentioned to ride further down the road to see some interesting stuff.
So I did !
Looking at the map before I left I knew I would run into the Delaware River.

I was amazed at how wet the land was all around.
The water was almost over the road.
The name of the road is Floodgate Road.
There is a reason for that.
When we pulled up to the end of the road the road went up-hill.
Here is a picture looking down.


Aparently this is a levee we were on.
I never knew the Delaware River had any levees.
I sure wouldn't want to live there.
The river level was a lot higher than the road we had come in on.
Here is a little information on the levee here in Logan Township.

I thought about using this picture as the next tag.


That is the Commodore Barry Bridge that crosses into Chester, PA.

The reason I didn't want to use this is that it was too close to the last tag.
Assuming I would get this one (suspense music here........yes, we got it!).
After work on Tuesday we are headed out for a new tag in another direction.

The picture above is looking south towards Wilmington, DE.
The next picture is looking north towards Philadelphia, PA.


You can just barely see it on the right in the picture over the marsh grass between the trees.

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On our trip to Bridgeport Speedway and the levee we found some interesting stuff and I took pictures on the way out.


The gentleman that lives here came out and asked about my bike.
He said he had a Goldwing in his garage.
Nice to meet another rider.
He explained his native flag stone garden complete with cedar stumps.
Very nice work.
It has been very wet and the area was now muddy.
Plus it looked better in person !

Here is a wind chime he built out of stuff he found in the river.


This is the firehouse for the town that is closest to the levee.


I just like the name for some reason. REPAUPO !
It seems to be Swedish I think.
It is hard to find any information on the name or the place.
I'll check further.

We also passed this really nice looking old house.


I really need a better camera.

This would be great if fixed up.
The problem I guess is it is right next to the Turnpike and 322.
Two major roads in NJ.
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Truly an excellent report. Very entertaining and educating! Cheers
Thank you for your kind words obsidian.

There is a lot more to keeping a thread going than I thought.
I was figuring I would run out of stuff to post.
Now I am wondering if I will ever get around to my other pictures.
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I am having a difficult time finding anything on Repaupo.
The creek that runs through here is named Repaupo Creek.
I did find some information about the creek in a nearby Township which I thought added some history to the area.
In fact, I really enjoyed reading some of the history on this website.
History and Genealogy Township of East Greenwich, New Jersey
Their website is Copyrighted 2001-2009.
I haven't taken any information from the website and the link will give you all of their information.

I especially enjoyed the section on "The Kings Road / Kings Highway...".
You will see a few tags used all along that road.

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The drapings on the Repaupo Vol. Fire Co. are for this gentleman:

FISLER – Leonard C. Fisler, age 82, of Repaupo died Oct. 11 in South Jersey Regional Hospital, Vineland. Mr. Fisler was born in Gibbstown and lived in Repaupo most of his life. He was a veteran serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II and he flew 35 missions in a B-24 Liberator as a gunner. Mr. Fisler worked as a tube still operator for 34 years at Mobil Oil Co., Paulsboro. He was a 59 year member of the Repaupo Volunteer Fire Company and he served as Chief several times for a total of 34 years. Mr. Fisler also served as the Association’s Vice President for five years. Leonard held many positions in the county during his tenure as a firefighter.
He was instrumental in the establishment of the Gloucester County Fire Academy in Clarksboro and he also served on many committees and boards including being an original member of the Tanker Task Force, which he co-chaired until 2003. He was a proud member of the Gloucester County Chief’s and Firemen’s Associations and a member of the Radio Advisory Board. Leonard was also a member of the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

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It is people like this that make this country what it is.
A better, safer, friendlier community.
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After work yesterday I ran home to pick up my wife and we head out to place a new SJT tag.
I had passed this back in early June of last year and had always wanted to do it.


I told you I had a liking for these things.


One of the reasons I had not used it earlier is because I thought it was just north of our South Jersey Tag-O-Rama boarder of I-195.
It wasn't until recently that I boinked myself on the head when I found out it wasn't !
It is just south of I-195 by about 1/2 mile.
All this time I could have used it. Oh well.
It is used now.
I was hoping this whole time that no one else would use it.
Thanks guys !

It is also about 1/2 mile north of this.


More like Six Flag-poles this time of year !
I wonder how the girraffes deal with the cold?

Amazingly no one has tagged this yet either.
Well, someone did tag one of the back gates to the Safari.

I took a bunch of pictures of this guy.
I call him "My Halfwit's Half Brother".
He is a copy of my avatar.
He is known as a Muffler Man Halfwit.

Here are some more pictures of him.






This is a bit of a scarry angle for this guy.


From the statues I have visted I have noticed that the feet are usually the first thing to deteriorate, but his still look good.


There are several stores at this location and they do a haunted house thing here too.


And aparently they have a paintball park here too.


One website I looked at said "Muffler Men are the cigar-store Indians of the late 20th century."
That is what they were, and are, used for.
To attract attention.
They sure got mine !


I just find them interesting.
They do come in pieces. (This is the one pictured here before being set up.)

I still have a couple of more of these things to show you at some point.

I tried having him ride my bike like I did with the one at Mr. Bill's, but with this one being on a trailer it was too high to get the proper angle.
Oh well,
I tried !

And by the way, this tag was picked up in under an hour !

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Man, you would love Dubois, Wyoming - Home of the Tacky Fiberglass Animals:





My personal favorite - this was a veterinary clinic for a while :



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Great stuff manfromthestix !

The jackalope is great.
Saddle and all.

Love it !
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