Monroeville, New Jersey - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Our departure from Liberty Harbor is much easier than our arrival as we ignore our GPS and take the direct route from Marin Avenue to Christopher Columbus Street to Highway 78. We also avoid tolls taking Hwy 1 to Hwy 295.
Old Cedar Campground in Monroeville, New Jersey, is two hours and a whole world from Jersey City. Surrounded by farmland, it is quiet and peaceful here (at least until the weekend party horde arrive).
|A much different view in our front yard!|
|Nice to have more room, and some green grass.|
I chose this location for its proximity to another NFL stadium. We can also check out some historic sites in downtown Philadelphia on Friday.
|Bill's team nemesis, Philadelphia Eagles. The wind turbines, combined with solar panels in the parking lots, generate significant power for the large stadium.|
|Super Bowl MVP QB Nick Foles asks Coach Doug Pederson if he wants the "Philly Philly" - a play that fans of the game will long remember.|
|Always fun to find my Steelers' QB filling up a wall at the "other" Pennsylvania stadium.|
|It's a nice stadium with a very industrial feel.|
|I can't be the only one who thinks this is just asking for "comments".|
|Attempting to see Independence Hall and the surrounding historic buildings we end up with lots of this. No available street parking, and all the parking garages full, we continue on after getting a glimpse as we drive by.|
|We do get to enjoy some of the architecture while waiting in traffic.|
|Limited time parking is available in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art - most known for the "Rocky steps".|
|The Washington Fountain has watched the city grow and change since 1897.|
|The Ben Franklin Bridge takes us from the city.|
Saturday we check out some of this rural area of New Jersey.
|Finns Point Light wrought iron tower kept safe the waterway between Delaware Bay and the Delaware River from 1876 to 1950. Climbing that enclosed ladder with an oil bucket twice a day does not sound pleasant.|
|With no one else here, Tessa gets to explore a little on her own.|
|The very wide Delaware River.|
|Unlike most state borders that are in the center of the river, New Jersey ends at the rocks with all of the water in Delaware.|
|100's of acres of soy beans along every road.|
|San Francisco to Atlantic City - 2286 miles on one highway.|
|Wish it had looked like this for the weekend!|
Checking in, I'm told that if our site is "too deep" to come back and they'll find us one that's dryer. Driving through, we see numerous RVs with their rugs under water and the whole site with 8 inch deep puddles.
|A good, steady rain, it's not too bad for driving.|
|The lack of traffic is nice.|
|Across from our site.|
|Fortunately we have an elevated FHU site with no standing water. Very happy to be parked on asphalt!|
Our only full day here has continued intermittent sprinkles, but we head to Bethany Beach any way. Tessa is overdue for beach zoomies, and we figure the waves will be wonderful.
|Beautiful, and all to ourselves.|
|Doesn't take her long to have all four feet off the ground.|
|A quick stop inside the circle she's just drawn.|
|The waves are mesmerizing.|
|Fluffy Wind Gauge|
|Monochrome layers (not a black and white pic).|
|A short walk back through the dunes.|