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Sep 20, 2014 - Trenton

Today we drove to Trenton, state capital, and toured the state capitol building that includes the second oldest continuously operated state capitol in the nation. The 1892 original structure is incorporated in the building that is very ornate and we saw Govenor Christie's reception area and the assembly and senate chambers. Then we went around the corner to the Barracks that were constructed by the British for the French and Indian war so they date prior to the Revolution. We learned about the life of the soldiers here, pretty posh, and...

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Sep 18, 2014 - Highlands and Sandy Hook

Today we drove the military only road up to the northern tip of NJ to Atllantic Highlands and then Highlands Twin Lighthouses. The road was great - good condition and it paralleled a rail line - goes from this base to a storage area south of Highlands. We toured the lighthouse museum and learned about it's history, then climbed the lighthouse for a view of the NY skyline and bridges, and Sandy Hook. We then drove to Sandy Hook that is part of the park service Gateway area - it's a spit that sticks out into the harbor and was a menace to...

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Sep 17, 2014 - Ellis Island

This base has a small exchange/commissary and I found out today that I can use computers and print at the family services office. Also found out the WIFI is available in the campground - should have been on the info provided by MWR. We drove to Liberty Park in Liberty City - less than an hours drive and although traffic was heavy it moved well. We used the Garden State Parkway - good to find out about it. It does say "no trucks" at the entry point. We took the ferry to Ellis Island - it's combined with the Statue now but both would make for...

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Sep 16, 2014 - Monmouth battlefield

It was rainy and overcast this AM, we waited until the afternoon to check out the area. We went to the Monmouth battlefield park, a revolutionary war battlefield. This is where George Washington had a victory against the British and it was the last battle fought in the NE - afterward the was shifted to the southern states. This is where Molly Pitcher came to fame. The park has a great museum with a film - at the end the screen rolls up to revewal the hill and valley where the battle was won. It also has a model that shows all the trip...

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Sep 15, 2014 - Earle weapons depot

We were informed that check in was after 3 PM, we arrived a few minutes after 3 and were given our packet by the guard at the gate - spot 3. No satellite there, in the trees. I called the MWR office, was given 4 other spots as alternates, we took spot 10 that has an open sky - not sure why we weren't put on one of these to begin with. Anyway, large concrete pad but for some reason on all sites the sewer is at the back of the pad. We are set up, next to other campers so we are not alone.The trumpet played at 7 PM, will probably hear it in...

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May 16, 2010 - Thomas Edison Laboratory, NJ

Thomas A. Edison was more than an inventor. He was also a business entrepreneur. He was always inventing or designing new equipment. At the time of his death at the age of 84, he earned 1093 US patents, which came from research done at this lab. He not only invented but also manufactured his own inventions. One of his famous quotes was: "I always invented to obtain money to go on inventing." His factory is amazing...He reinvested his profits into purchasing new equipment. He had at least a 100 people employed in his factory. I was very...

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May 14, 2010 - NWS Earle, NJ

Today was not a good day....actually the weather was nice with some nice breeze. I pulled out my awning for some shade. In the afternoon a rogue gust of wind lifted the awning up and everything came down.... the canvas tore off the roof....a total loss!! This made me sick because I didn't secure the front post because it was sitting on the concrete pad. Well now I will have to replace it some day.... I will replace it with the one that has an electric control to extend or retract the awning. The awning is 19-feet long and I can't just dump...

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May 13, 2010 - Naval Weapons Station Earle, NJ

Today is a beautiful day and its moving day. NASCAR weekend is here in Dover, DE and hundreds of RVs are coming to town. Thank goodness we are moving out! We are on the way to Naval Weapons Station in Colts Neck, NJ. We had a really nice 3.5 hour drive. Only 1 missed turn before crossing the Delaware Bridge. There was some road work being done which is not made available to the "GPS", so we took the wrong exit. This is a very small base, but the RV sites are nice and there are a lot of open sites available. We have full hook-up (E/W/S...

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