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Our Visit To The Waterloo Village

Our visit to The Waterloo Village was one of those in-the-middle-of-the-pandemic-most-things-are-still-closed field trips. The world was still recovering from the shock that Covid-19 brought to our lives. Most things were open for outdoor only, no gatherings, 6 feet apart activities. We headed over to The Waterloo Village because it was a place we have never explored before, it looked quiet, and pretty. We really just wanted to spend a day exploring something new, and not sitting at home.

The Waterloo Village was just what we needed. It was quiet, beautiful, with historical buildings scattered over winding paths. There was a lake, a dam, bridges, flowers. birds and trees to look out for. Once again, we were there with two teens, and they enjoyed themselves. We (boys included) made flower crowns, hiked, found remnants of a tow bridge, skipped rocks, found different species of birds and plants. We never found the recreation of the Native American village, however, so next time we’ll just have to look harder.

Currently, the village is an open air historical museum and is part of the Allamuchy Mountain State Park. It does have a history, and as with any such spots, it is always good to read about the history before going.

After we had our fill walking around the Waterloo Village, we drove off to visit High Point. On the way, we picked up a cup of coffee and lunch from the Holland American Bakery, which is always delicious.

As always, here are some photos:

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Our Visit To Chincoteague Island

Morning after we finished our crazy single day adventure at Washington D.C. we headed out, sore feet and all, down to Chincoteague Island. It was a three hour ride, which was not bad. Remember, this was mid May, so the weather was rainy, foggy and chilly. Not beach weather at all. I am very happy that we had this magical fog with us on the island. It was cool, and beautiful.

Our Visit To Chincoteague Island

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Our Visit To Batsto Village

This spring we found ourselves in Hammonton NJ. From us this is quite a distance. We were there for an appointment to buy some blueberry bushes, but wound up getting there 2 hours early. What can I say, we needed something to do in the meantime. As we drove, I spotted the Batsto Village sign, I remember someone leaving an awesome comment on our Free NJ Destinations page about how awesome Batsto Village is, so we made a turn. I am so glad we did.

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Our Visit To Terhune Orchards in Princeton

As we spend at least one day a week in Princeton, we try to explore different places and things to do there.  Last week we went to Terhune Orchards.  Located five minutes from the bustling downtown, it offers a peaceful retreat and delicious food for kids and adults.

We visited Terhune Orchards on a weekday, and I am sure the weekend brings many more people there.  It was a quiet and warm spring day, and aside from asparagus, there wasn’t much in terms of pick-your-own.  When you first get there you see beautiful flowers and herbs ready to be purchased.

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First thing we did when we got there was go into their store and get some lunch.  There is apple cider, doughnuts, soups, cookies, fruits and veggies, pies, and more.  We got some delicious doughnuts, cider and soup, and went outside to enjoy our lunch.  There is a playground for kids, and free roaming Guinea Hens and ducks.  The Guinea Hens are hilarious and run really fast, chasing one another.  They entertained us for quite some time.

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Our Visit To Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve

Bucks County, PA

May 2018

This has been a long time coming!! I’d drive by that place a few times a month, and would always wonder what is there.  Finally we made it!  This time it was just my little one, my husband and I.  The big kid was off on his own adventure.

Our Visit To Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve

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Our Visit To Princeton University and Art Museum

Princeton, NJ

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One of my kids has an activity close to Princeton that lasts half  day.  It is way too far for me to be able to come home, so usually my seven year old and I have a few hours to kill in Princeton.  It is wonderful.  I have wanted to explore Princeton for years now, but never had the chance.   I am very glad I have this opportunity now.

Our Visit To Princeton University and Princeton Art Museum

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Our Visit To NY Renaissance Faire

Tuxedo, NY

August 2017

We have been meaning to go the NY Renaissance Faire for years now.  Ever since my parents moved nearby.  We even attempted it once, but got scared away by the crowd of people gathering, and the severe lack of parking.  Do not get scared away! It is worth it!  Since that first visit, it became an annual tradition to head there. 

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Our Visit To Mercer Museum

Doylestown, PA

November 2016

This spring the kids and I took a trip to the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA. For my two boys a fun museum is a difficult thing to find. They love The Museum of Natural History, but are somewhat warm to art museums, no matter how much I like them. The Mercer Museum really hit the spot for them. We came not knowing what to expect and found it to be a fascinating place with so much to explore.

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Our Visit To Doylestown Castle Playground

Doylestown, PA

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Doylestown, PA is full of amazing castles, most are wonderful museums.  This particular castle is not exactly a museum, though it does have a bit of fun history.  Doylestown Castle Playground is an amazing playground for children, designed and build by the community of Doylestown.  Here is our visit to Doylestown Castle Playground.

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Our Visit To New Hope and Lambertville

New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ

We go there so often, that I just couldn’t put a date on it.

We haven’t gone away on vacation for quite some time. Between little kids, finances, dog, house, grandparents it is just a little difficult. We do, however, have a favorite local spot to which we go every few months to get away. It’s the Lambertville NJ – New Hope PA area. Many things that we would want to find while vacationing we have found there in abundance.