A Day In Northwest New Jersey - Delaware Water Gap Region
Photos Of Appalachian Trail, Delaware River, CJ's Drive-In, Town of Buttzville, NJ Highways
August 10, 2008 - Huh? New Jersey?! Yes,
I am currently typing this from
New Jersey on the east coast.
There are no captivating views of
Colorado's mountains on this page,
but I did my best in northwest New Jersey to come up with decent pictures.
Believe it or not, New Jersey is known as the Garden State,
but anyone who has traveled through much
of the northern and central parts of the state knows this is a hilarious nickname. Granted,
southern regions of the state have some very beautiful places.
The best thing going for New Jersey in the summer is its 100+ miles of coastline.
The state has quite a
variety of beach towns that offer gambling (Atlantic City),
quaint Victorian areas (Ocean Grove & Cape May), relaxed and laid-back getaways
(Long Beach Island) and some happening boardwalks with carnival atmospheres
(Seaside Heights and Wildwood).
The north side of New Jersey does have beauty too.
Today, my friend Bernie wandered in Warren County near the Delaware River.
I have known Bernie for over twenty years, and we
graduated high school together in Essex County in 1989.
It was good to see him. We definitely had an enjoyable afternoon!
All the best, Steve
||P.J.'s Drive In - Knowlton, New Jersey
Bernie and I have a story about this burger joint and ice cream parlor in Knowlton, New Jersey.
When we were 19 or 20, we went for a drive and dined at this place. In the early 1990's,
this was known as the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In. (Notice the sign still sells Humpty Dumpty Ice Cream.)
Even then, it was not a true drive-in restaurant. We distinctly remember this place because
it is close to the hilariously-named town of Buttzville, New Jersey. Buttzville! Ha ha ha ha ha!
You gotta love the name of that town! :)
||Inside the restaurant. Bernie and I told
the friendly young man behind the counter about how
we were here about 17 years ago and our amusement with the town name of Buttzville.
chuckled and agreed with the
humor of it! :p)
||Their food hit the spot! I (left) ordered a double cheeseburger, cheese sticks and a Sprite.
Bernie feasted on a hot dog with mustard, french fries, poppers and a Coke.
||Bernie's food when he was halfway done.
My other eating pages.
Red Vines For Breakfast
||Bernie and I gazed at the ice cream paper ornaments hanging from the ceiling,
but we decided to pass on giving in to our ice cream desires.
One other note about our story: We also remembered a place somewhere in this area
near Knowlton and Buttzville known as Jacks House O' Deals.
It was a place with various knick-knacks -- a variety story with outdoor statues,
flags and unorthodox things. We searched for that place as well, but couldn't find it.
Buttzville, New Jersey
And just down the road was, you guessed it ... Buttzville, New Jersey! Yay! :)
|The village of Buttzville has a post office on Route 46!
I went out there to pose in front of the main entrance.
We were so happy to be in Buttzville.
|Photos of I-80 In New Jersey
We did not experience much traffic on Interstate 80,
our thoroughfare to reach the Delaware Water Gap.
I did stick the camera out to show what the highway looks like.
Adjacent are three photos of I-80 westbound along various spots in Morris County.
||There were two scenic overlooks in Warren County
and we stopped at the westernmost one.
||The view of the Kittatinny Mountains Interstate 80.
||On our way back, another photo of the highway.
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