This past weekend Sean and I traveled to northern New Jersey to attend a mega geocaching event. We had gone last year and I really love seeing historic buildings and nature all rolled into one! I suggested one route and we took the one he goes to work using. He wanted to show me where he works in NJ and he has a haul 4 days a week. Plus he works until the middle of the night. It was the long way up and we got stuck in traffic through New Brunswick. We went right to the restaurant in Stanhope rather than the hotel. We weren’t dressed up that much. We went to Belle’s Mansion and had a nice dinner; me bbq boneless ribs and Sean Louisiana shrimp and sausage. We shared a chocolate flourless slice of cake. Delicious!
We even found a cache at the local train station after dark.
We were so close to 1,000 finds!
The next morning I grabbed a few items from the Continental breakfast room and we headed to Waterloo Village.
I was not disappointed in the old historic buildings we saw, only that many need renovation.
People gliding slowly along on the pontoon.
This was one of the ‘logs’ to sign
The bridge from another angle with Liatris (I think) in the front.
This would be a fun photo to paint or draw!
The Smith house looked like the Addams Family house from my childhood tv shows!
We were walking among these places looking for caches. We should have been looking for lab caches too. There were about three games going at once, we only looked for caches. It was super muggy from impending rain.
Canal Historic Society-nicely refurbished.
This looks like a school
Not sure what that little coffin was for? A cache? We’ve seen one like it!
This was #1,000! We have been caching since 4/12!
This gal brought her Australian pet raccoon along. Very neat!
The Morris canal
We stayed near Budd Lake, so I requested we stop to see it. There was a little beach with sand. There was a cache there too!
We went down the way that was faster. We stopped at a few places, so I have more photos for another post!
So excited to see my cache number grow!