PC's Adventures in Pictures

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by PC-Rider, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. PC-Rider

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    So that about wraps up 2009 pictures.

    It was a great year for riding.

    I enjoyed it very much.

    Here again are some of my favorite tags from 2009.
    See how many you can recognize.

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  2. PC-Rider

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    First stop in 2010 was Trinity Church in Swedesboro, NJ.

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    January 2, 2010.

    I have always found this church's layout a little odd.
    The above picture is of the front.
    This picture is from the back.

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    I do not ever remember seeing a church with it's steeple in the back before.

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    Trinity Church is very old.
    The congregation goes back before 1700, and their first building was built here in 1703.
    Even this nice brick building was built in 1784.

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    This marker is to the right at the right side of the cemetery.

    The 1703 church was built over here closer to the Raccoon Creek.

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    Across the side street from the brick church is a little memorial park.

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    Wow, 300 years !

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    Here is a link to the Trinity Episcopa "Old Swedes" Church on their history tab.

    And here is some interesting information about the early Swedes in this area.

    And some more information here on the church and the Swedes.

    Some great history !


    So you want to talk about old buildings.

    That little cabin in the background is pretty old too.

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    A closer picture.

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    This cabin was moved here to preserve it.

    I often wonder why they put it in the cemetery.
    But this is also near the site of the original church building which would have been just to the left near that white flag pole.

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    Sign inside the building.

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    Sign outside the building.

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    Built by the grandfather of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

    The information on these two signs is about all I could find on-line about this nice little old cabin.


    Some great history on this corner in Swedesboro.

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    Nice drawbridge I found out in the middle of nowhere.

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    This one was built in 1936, and I come to find out it is one of 3 on this road down here.

    I would always see this as I was riding down 295 toward the Delaware Memorial Bridge and thought it would make a nice tag.
    Well, I am guessing it was this one.
    It could have been one of the other two after I found out there were three of them !

    And this is no longer known as Route 44, it is now part of Route 130.
    (Composite picture from both ends of the bridge.)

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    Interesting, yet simple, lifting system.

    And that is a shed on top.

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    Down stream.

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    Check out the sunken barge on the map !

    Notice the rope in the above picture?

    This is the sign on that rope.

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    Now who would swim on a bridge ? :scratch

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    I have been trying to find some information on this bridge.

    I found some information on page 52 at this link.

    They are calling it a vertical lift bridge ! :doh
    They also call it a Waddell II-Type.
    Designed by: ASH, HOWARD, NEEDLES & TAMMEN
    Constructed by: VARE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
    This one they say is no longer able to be raised and lowered since the late 1960's.
    Apparently the other two are still operational.

    Interesting how a state website can give you some good information !

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  4. PC-Rider

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    I had been looking for a nice nativity set to take a picture of my bike in front of.

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    I found this nice little one between Trinity Church and the Pedricktown Bridge.

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    The church was used as a tag at some point, so I was looking for it.

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    Some nice simple stained glass windows.

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    One of the Wise Men was napping when I got there, so I picked him up and made him presentable !

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    I found a permanent nativity set in my travels.
    You will see that sometime in the future.

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  5. PC-Rider

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    Here was another tag I had on my list that someone else beat me to.

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    Yes, it is a Harley-Davidson dealer.

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    Goes by the names of: AC Harley , Atlantic City Harley-Davidson, and Atlantic-County Harley-Davidson.

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    I can not find out if the train means anything to this dealer or not.

    Sorry, no pictures of the building or the bikes.
    I guess I was in a hurry !

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  6. PC-Rider

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    From trains to dinosaurs.

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    I rode here before work one morning to get some fresh pictures.

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    Yeah, I know, not the best pictures in the world !

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    Also not a very good road to ride on at rush hour.

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    Well, pretty much any time of day when the sun is out !

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    I think he kind of looks like ET.

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    The idea of the Tag-O-Rama games is to get out and ride.
    I already had daytime pictures of this place from several months earlier.

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    But it was nice to get out and ride before work.

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    This Brontosaurus was previously at the Fore Kids LLC Miniature Golf Course at this location.
    Apparently they left it, and Lee's Stone used it to attract attention !
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    Found at this corner on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, NJ.

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    Interesting name.

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    I found some information here. third one down.

    And it looks like they moved this statue to Delaware ! ! !

    They called him Danny, and he is made out of concrete.

    The new things you learn about old places you have been !
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    I don't know where Waymarking got all of it's information, but according to them this statue has gotten around.

    Even the Smithsonian has information about this thing ! ! ! :eek1

    I never realized this thing was so important !

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  7. PC-Rider

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    Next stop was this old house.

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    I have passed the street this is on a lot over the years, and I never knew this little gem was back there.

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    Found some info on the Pennsauken Historical Society FaceBook page.

    It is located at the end of a street in an industrial park.
    This is looking out toward the way in off Haddonfield Road.

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    Kind of like the Griffith Morgan House I showed earlier.

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    Nice looking house.

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    Here is a nice write-up on Waymarking.

    I would join waymarking, only because I have been to a lot ot the same places, but I would rather spend my time riding my motorcycle.
    I could do both, but that requires even more time !

    The original part of this house was built in 1710 and it is on the National and State Register of Historical Places.

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  8. PC-Rider

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    It is sometimes difficult to know which pictures to post.

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    I find Neon difficult to take a picture of.
    If you over expose it the lights blur and run together.
    If you get a good picture of the Neon then the rest of the picture is too dark.

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    I am still an amature photographer !
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    This is The Phily Diner.

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    (After looking at some of their night photos I think my pocket point & shoot pictures look pretty good ! :D :lol3)

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    In Runnemede, NJ ! :hmmmmm

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    I love the look of this place at night.

    Those murals run around the sides too.
    I did not know that when I was there or I would have gotten pictures of that too.
    They have one of a NASCAR race car that looks like Jeff Gordon's, only generic.

    The story here was that I took quite a few pictures so I could get a decent one, and several angles too.

    I think when I used the flash it alerted some of the "bouncers" inside that someone was taking pictures of their establishment. :eek1

    Yes, one came out and talked to me.

    Actually the owner had come out before that and was asking what I was doing ! ! ! :eek1 :eek1 :eek1

    The only places I have ever been approached at have been restaurants.

    No problem here though, as usual.
    Just explain exactly what you are doing, and tell them it is FREE ADVERTISING !
    :D

    The bouncer was just a man with a yellow "STAFF" T-Shirt on.
    Well, he was a muscular type man with a yellow "STAFF" T-Shirt on ! :huh

    He was OK with my escapades, after I told him I had already talked to the owner ! ! !

    THIS IS ADV RIGHT ?

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    We got to this cemetery tag just before it would close at dusk.

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    This is Mr. Peter McGuire.

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    Yeah, I thought the same thing.

    WHO ?

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    Says: "IN MEMORY OF PETER J. McGUIRE FOUNDER OF U. B. OF C. & J. OF A. AND FATHER OF LABOR DAY"

    In English: "United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America".

    You can thank this man for another day off during the year.
    (As well as many other labor related benefits we enjoy here in America.)

    Thanks Peter. :thumb

    Here is a nice write up from the AFL-CIO.

    Leave it to a government department to throw doubt on anything sacred to us working people U.S. DOL.

    Here are some Labor Day Facts and Trivia.
    I highlighted some of the stuff that I found :eek1able.

    Civilian Labor Force: 155,170,000 (July 2010 non seasonally adjusted)
    Number of Civilian Labor Force Employed: 140,134,000 (July 2010 non seasonally adjusted)
    Number of Full-Time Workers: 113,974,000 (35 hours or more per week) (July 2010 non seasonally adjusted)
    Number of Part-Time Workers: 26,160,000 (less than 35 hours per week)(July 2010 non seasonally adjusted)
    Number of Workers with Multiple Jobs: 6,579,000 (July 2010 non seasonally adjusted)
    Average Hourly and Weekly Earnings of All Employees on Private Nonfarm Payrolls: $22.59 per hour; $772.58 per week (July 2010 seasonally adjusted) (Where can I get a job?)
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    Average Commute Time to Work: 24.3 minutes

    </center>Very interesting statistics.

    No, I did not ride over the grass (and snow ! :eek1).

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    Street tires, snow and grass are not a good combonation.

    There were several police cars around here too for some reason.

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    Grave located in this cemetery in Pennsauken, NJ.

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    When I first looked this tag up and saw Arlington Cemetery, I thought, "That's not in New Jersey !"

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  10. PC-Rider

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    From Pennsauken I took the tag to Wildwood,....again..... !

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    I posted pictures of this place on page 2 of this thread when I actually rode there.
    I had some more pictures I wanted to share of this interesting place.

    ENJOY ! ! !

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    It's my thread.
    I can post as many pictures as I want !

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  11. PC-Rider

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    We went here yesterday to look at some bikes.

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    Saw a couple of people we knew from the Tag-O-Rama games.

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    Fella with a new ride.

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    And some interesting bikes.

    Some old.

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    Some new.

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    One Super Custom.

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    NOTE: Chains used just about everywhere for anything, piston foot pegs, toolboxes for panniers, crowbars for sissy bar !

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    Some Honda classics.

    1200 Goldwing.

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    1000 Goldwing.

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    This was a tag I will visit later to get some better pictures of the building with my bike in it.
    I had to take the truck yesterday because of my knee surgery.
    Which rehab is coming along nicely.
    I am hoping to get back on the bike soon.

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    Just don't tell my doctors ! ! !:muutt

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    This was at the Medport Diner in Meford, NJ.
    Put on by GoldWing Road Rider's Association, NJ Chapter F (F-Troop)
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    I could not find the spot the guys used to place this tag.

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    They were on the grass somewhere, but I could not figure out where.
    It doesn't matter, I probably would have fallen anyway !
    I got a picture of my bike with the bridge in the back.

    This bridge if for the "River Line" which follows the Delaware River from Camden up to Trenton.
    It is a light rail line run by New Jersey Transit.
    This particular bridge crosses the Rancocas Creek.

    Wikipedia info.

    From their history section:
    The River Line was constructed on what originally was the Camden - Bordentown section and
    the Bordentown - Trenton Branch of the Camden and Amboy Railroad. The lines ran under the C&A
    name between 1830 and 1871, when the line was absorbed into the Pennsylvania Railroad.
    Ownership proceeded under Penn Central and Conrail until June 1, 1999, but the original passenger
    service had been abandoned in 1963.


    I have always seen this used as a freight line.
    But in the past it was also used for passenger service.

    The interesting thing about this bridge is that when they were putting this one in they dropped it and had to figure out how to get it back up and then into place.

    I know :lol3 it's not nice to laugh !

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    OH LOOK !

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    Another UFO !

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    This is another one of those Futuro Houses like I posted on page 8.

    The door was ajar so I peeked in.

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    I called out to see if anyone was there.
    The only response I got was the cat running up the stairs and out of site !

    I would like to have seen the inside.
    I was not going to go in without permission.

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    It's earliest earthly residence was in Lakewood and was then moved (by helicopter) to a shopping mall in Willingboro, and was used as a bank.
    I remember it being there when we moved to this area.
    Use to be in the ACME parking lot off Route 130.
    Now it is The Grand Market Place - Willingboro.
    Its current landing is in Mill Creek Park several miles away.

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    This little rail yard had been used as a tag before. (page 25)

    That time the shops and sanding tower was the tag.

    This time the overpass and conjunction of 3 (former) major railroads was the center of attention.

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    There is all kinds of old "stuff" around here.

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    Notice this engine is up on blocks !

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    Ahhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!! New Jersey !

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    Either that is a really small church, or I have a really big bike !

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    It was getting near Easter, so a "religious" tag was in order.

    This is the smallest church I have seen in my travels in NJ that actually looks like it was used as a church.

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    I was not able to find anything on-line about this little chapel.

    It is located in Vineland on Oak Road directly across from Chapel Drive !

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    Next stop.

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    Tiny Carousel !

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    Found at this farm in Monroeville, NJ.

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    Interesting advertising.

    A little tough to find which farm it is at without directions.

    If you look at the map you will see they have their own race track in the back yard.

    You see a lot of these in New Jersey.
    Never noticed them before !

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    I keep finding more and more of these little one room school houses all over the place.

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    Nice that they have been preserved.

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    I blatantly put the sign in the picture to throw people off.

    There is a town of Cross Keys in New Jersey.
    But this little gem is found about 25 miles away in Medford, NJ.

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    Placed in front of this modern school.

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    The page I am looking for is having problems loading.
    I found this link but you have to go down to page 50 (#62 marker) for the info.
    Here are some interesting tidbits.
    $9.00 for the lumber to build this school.
    Teacher's salary in 1912, $35 per MONTH !

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    Champion School

    Another one room school house.
    This one located in Collingswood, NJ.

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    It was a late night get on this one.

    I remember coming off of the highway and hitting a big bump.
    Next thing I know my left mirror is hanging by the safety wire.

    So, pull over and put it back on.
    I stopped in the first best neighborhood I could find !
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    Here are some day time pictures I took about a year later.

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    Left side.
    Same angles as the night shots above.

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    I thought the peeling plaster revealing the brick looked kind of interesting.

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    The back.

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    Which apparently had a later addition removed from it in 1986.
    According to this website.
    Some great history there, including the original name of this school, which was the Newton Union School.
    Later changed to the Champion School.
    The original building was built in 1821.

    Some great pictures on that link as well.

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    A horse statue not to far from home.

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    OK, it looks like an anatomically correct donkey ! ! !

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    I think they put a little too much paint on his eye balls ! :eyes

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    Makes it look like a Zombie Horse !

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    Exactly at mile marker 28 on Route 30, the White Horse Pike !
    My favorite tagging road !

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    I was standing in someone's driveway here trying to keep out of traffic and they just kept looking at me like I was going to invade their home.
    Which was off the road at least 100 feet.
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    White Horse Farm, or sometimes now called Oriental White Horse Farm.

    It looks like they still do business here, but not to the public.

    Another one of those North Jersey motorcycle riders came down here and got this tag.
    Just over 100 miles one way ! ! !

    Another fine gentleman who likes to ride his bike ! :thumb

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    Another one of my Easter Tags for the State TOR.

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    This is a Christian Camp that has been around for quite a while.

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    Camp Haluwasa
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    Which stands for "Halelujah, What A Savior"

    From a familiar Hymn.

    Started in the 1950's it was inspired by a camp with this name.

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    "I'd Rather Have Jesus"
    Another popular Hymn.

    I like these places that make your bike look big !

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    They have several themed camping areas for children.

    Tee Pee Town is just one of them.

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    These pictures were taken at our church picnic that we had here later that year.

    This is one of their trains.

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    And the train yard with a manual turntable in it.

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    Pretty creative stuff here at this camp.

    I also had a friend who helped build this railroad back in the day !

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