Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jetting Out!

Tomorrow morning bright and early Mr. Squash and I are flying off to the land of the Cake Boss and Tony Soprano for 10 days.  Mr. Squash's family reunion is on Saturday and the following Saturday is his 50th high school reunion.  Actually, Tony and Buddy are from N Jersey.  Mr. Squash is from S Jersey, or as they say back there "Down Jersey".  He grew up not far from the beautiful seaside at Cape May.

I hope to blog our trip along the way which also includes a trip to Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay mid-week.  

Thought I would show you something fun we did recently - a Jeep drive up to a mountain top above town!

Here we are at the top looking down over our little town.  You can tell how hot and dry it has been.
This abandoned building was at the top.
Check out the beautiful fields of wheat and chick peas - the main crops of our valley - well, not including the wine grapes.

We stopped here on the way up to take a photo looking back.
Why did we take the Jeep?  Check out the grade on the dirt road - it was straight up (or down if like)!  Mr. Squash's Jeep navigated the terrain like it was nothing!  Nevertheless, I hung on for dear life!
If you click on this photo you'll see a few farmhouses nestled in here and there.  It must be so peaceful and quiet out here at night!


So, stay tuned for posts from Down Jersey!



12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Have a safe and fun trip! What a gorgeous view of your beautiful neck of the woods. I love peace and quiet. It's soothing.

Me and My Stitches said...

What a beautiful view! But, I'm not sure I would have liked the straight up (or down) road - yikes! Have a great trip - looking forward to pictures.

Mary said...

Have a good trip! What wonderful views from the top of the hill!

sunny said...

I love Cape May! And of course, I love the Chesapeake. Have a wonderful trip!!

Lynn said...

Beautiful country Candace! Have a fun and safe trip.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos!!!! Have a fun and safe trip!! Eat a connoli for me!! :-)

pratima said...

The views on your Jeep drive look stunning! I hope the drive wasn't too bumpy though. Have a wonderful time on your trip, Candace :)

Houseelf said...

What pretty terrain. I bet you are glad you weren't walking it.

Have a wonderful reunion trip.

Michele said...

Enjoy your trip! Your adventure in the Jeep looks like fun too :-) Lovely pictures.

Carrie P. said...

whoa! I would be holding on for dear life too. great view though. looking forward to seeing more of your trip.

Prairie Stitcher said...

Too small for Spokane; too flat for Pullman or Colfax or Dayton; maybe it's Walla Walla (they liked it so well, they named it twice). I enjoy your blog so much. Thanks for sharing the view. We're in Odessa, WA, where we're cutting wheat and staying in the shade as much as possible. Today is not so bad, so far, just 76 degrees. I think the harvesters can be glad for that. Have a great trip.

Libby said...

Sounds like a wonderful time for all - and while Tony and Buddy might be from NJ, Ace of Cakes Duff Goldman is a B'mo boy *s*