more to come…

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… but I’ve decided to hold  off on upcoming posts until I’m on the train during the fifth leg. It will provide the opportunity for me to compose with a little more thought. For today will be full and I want to experience it fully. In the meantime… enjoy this video. It will be featured in my next post and set in context.  

leaving New Jersey and leg four

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One of the things I noticed in Jersey is they like their brass and chrome here. You see it on banisters, railings, etc. You like your Bling… I can respect that. In the time I’ve been here I’ve enjoyed taking it in. I’ve  been to and through several towns and places… Jersey City, Teaneck, Union City and Hoboken. They all have different profiles and it has been a fascinating ride. So, Thank You, New Jersey […]

on the waterfront and fried mee

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(Since I’m  blogging from the train between Newark to Boston… with spotty wifi the post will only go up later in the day.) Going down to Hoboken for me actually meant getting into an elevator off Congress St. in Jersey City and descending down to…  Hoboken. Sure, you can apply any metaphor to this you want… and I’m sure you will. Anyway, that’s how my walk today began.  The elevator door opens and I am […]

slow day to rest up

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It’s a slow day when I take the time to look in the mirror and notice how shaggy by beard has become. If this keeps up I just might be able to join ZZ Top by the time this adventure concludes. I also had two blog postings to finish if I didn’t want to fall behind. I got on that and both are now up. Also, I was still savoring the two days before so […]

the curry cook-off!

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In one corner there was Lime and in the other Moi. But I’m getting ahead of myself. First there was dead people to see. Before this adventure Lime and I had exchanged ideas about what we should do when we meet. We both easily settled on the possibility of a picnic  at an old graveyard. We are both fans of them… and the older the better. It’s a good thing Stroudsburg had three… and we […]

and then, you close the joint down

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But let us first rewind a little… Rewind # 1: Some additions have been made to the POST BEFORE THIS… at least, picture-wise. Rewind # 2: The following was a voice phone exchange made just before 5 PM. VOICE ON PHONE: I’m here… are you inside? ME: We are about 6 or 7 minutes away. VOICE ON PHONE: OK… I’ll wait outside for you. ME: See you soon. We pull into the parking lot of […]

before PA

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There was coffee with Eric. It’s been a while since we’ve chatted face to face and it was good to reconnect. I also got to see the kids, Garrick and Bella the night before. Unfortunately there were no  pictures taken… as I was hoping to get some in the morning but everybody slept in. After a daylight tour of the abode (Lisa and Eric have a beautiful place) we set of to Pennsylvania. I was […]

it’s the histamines

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“Let’s  take him to a diner… that’s a classic part of the Jersey experience.” That was part of the conversation in the car when Lisa kidnapped me yesterday afternoon. So, off we went to the gorgeous one in the picture above. Plus it still  kinda keeps with the train theme on this trip, eh? I  ordered the ‘duo club’ – a pastrami and corned beef. Along with us was a friend of hers, Scott, who […]

rain and rest

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It came down pretty much all day yesterday. I was up and sitting out on the stoop at 5 AM… attempting to blog but thought the better of it as the wind was blowing the rain on to me and the tablet. I came back in and Kurt was up with his bowl of cereal. He was getting ready to head into the city for work… the first day back at work after a week […]

Jersey shot

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It was this moment… the one that sparked a clarity. We’ll come back to it later because there was still a whole day ahead of it. I was out sitting on the stoop at 5 AM with coffee at hand. Once again I was watching the residents of this working class neighborhood start up their day. I even managed to catch a couple of pictures of the teens going off to school that I mentioned […]