1 November, 2015 NORTHERN hospitality
Northern hospitality equals or exceeds Southern hospitality in every way! As I learned (again) this weekend when Evelyn and I stayed with her family and friends in the Sandy Hook area of New Jersey. We had a fun train trip up and back, but the return trip didn’t get us back to Richmond until 9:15 this evening. So I’m going to put up a handful of pictures I enjoyed then extend this tomorrow.
All of the pictures in this post are taken with my phone, not with my “real” camera so they’re not as crisp as I like. But we were traveling light.
This picture is taken out of a not-very-clean train window, but this is the sun rising at 7:34 Friday morning – somewhere near Quantico, VA. An hour and thirty-four minutes after our train left Richmond. In the pitch dark:
I took this picture Saturday morning around 10:30, about five minutes walk from the Blue Bay Inn in Atlantic Highlands, where we stayed during our visit:
This picture I took yesterday afternoon while we were watching the Halloween Parade in Atlantic Highlands:
And there was no way I could walk past this without a picture:
And I took this picture – the final picture for this post – this afternoon at 2:00 – while standing in Evelyn’s mother’s backyard! It’s like paradise! This is the house where Evelyn grew up!
More tomorrow. This weekend I got to meet Fred for the first time – today is his birthday – Happy Birthday Fred! Today is also my sister Katie’s birthday – Happy Birthday Katie!
More tomorrow, all best,
Very sweet! So glad you were here with us.
We had an excellent time! I can hardly wait to come back! Sorry I never got a follow up post together. I have one for tomorrow though!