I have told you about EASEL before. They are a great local organization right across the river from us in Ewing, NJ. They rescue animals and provide services to find homes for animals that come to the Ewing Animal Shelter run by the township. http://www.easelnj.org
It is kitten season!
We are fostering 3 six month old kittens. Do you know anyone who wants a loving and sweet cat or 3?
We love them, but our purpose is to get them a forever home – 1, 2, or 3 homes!
If you know anyone in Mercer or Bucks Counties that would be interested, please let us know.
We only have photos of the first 2 brothers that we got the first day right now. I don’t really see all 3 of them at the same time very often, and my hands are busy when I am with them! I will get help to take more photos and video next week.
They are 3 beautiful grey tabbies, brothers. Already fixed. Very good about the litter box, and sweet. Very quiet kittens, so far!
Their profiles on petfinder.org:
I really enjoy history, and love living in such a rich area for American History. We will never run out of museums, parks, and interesting places to visit in the Delaware Valley and Philadelphia!
Learn lots more about the museum and the history at their website http://www.barracks.org/.
We were very fortunate to have a small tour group led by the Executive Director, Richard Patterson. Wow, he is so smart and really brings history alive.
This museum is not far from “Washington Crossing” that is of course on both sides of the Delaware River in PA and NJ. Not far by car, but when the troops marched there in 1776 in the winter storms it was pretty far. I can’t imagine it.
The tour starts with a really well done half hour movie about the war that uses re-enactors, art from the time, and stories that help to put everything into perspective.
Then you spend a while in different rooms of the museum learning about the way the men lived, what was happening at the time, and other great history tidbits.
There is a surgery room where Mr. Patterson taught us about smallpox and how General Washington made the decision to have his doctor expose his troops to a milder form of smallpox to protect them. It was a long and unusual process that took almost a month to complete. This was so interesting, and very advanced for the time.
I have wanted to visit this museum for years, but got the final motivation from the episode of “Who Do You Think You Are” with Rob Lowe. He tracked an ancestor to the Hessian army housed in Trenton! The episode is embedded here for you.
We were pleasantly surprised by the modern additions to accommodate people with disabilities! They have a clean and efficient lift to go to the 2 upper levels and the basement. Downstairs is a modern accessible rest room.
I highly recommend a visit to the Barracks!
We always love the beach! We most enjoy off season beaches that are uncrowded.
while driving home on 195
from the Calhoun Street Bridge
Feb 20, 2012 was cold and clear, about 30 degrees F in the afternoon! Even then, there were a few surfers bold enough to go into the water!!
Spring Lake, NJ has been one of our favorite day trip spots for the 20ish years that we have lived in this area. It takes just under an hour to get there, and is so clean and beautiful.
Photos that I took of the water and beach imported into a video:
Video footage of the waves, the sounds!
This is one of our special magical spots, and we go here all during the year, and nights as well. It is always special. The ocean and the air rejuvenate us, center us.
What are your special magical places that refresh your mind, body, and soul?