Posted in Barry, Buddy, Buddy, Eddie and Jimmy, New Jersey, Poets and Madmen, Poltical People, Summer of Barry, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures, What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

Air Victory Museum

The Roomie heard about the Air Victory Museum last summer but this is the first chance we’ve had to see it.

The Summer of Barry continues with this museum.  They had a piece of the 911 site and an exhibit to the tragedy of 911.  It is a part of American History now.  It brought up sorrow but it was an important exhibit.

There were many planes.  Model Planes and some helicopters.

Buddy is a history lover from way, way back.  There were exhibits for Amelia Earhart and the Hindenberg Disaster.

Barry was thinking how cool it would be to fly one of these jets.  Fast and Furious….mach 3 style!

When we left we headed over to Mt. Holly, NJ for some lunch.  Jimmy and Eddie found the food amazing and the beer even more amazing, lol!

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Christmas, Holidays, In The Neighborhood, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures

Forced Retirement

It is with sad heart that after 12 years of travel and adventure Bjorn Maelstrom is being forced to retire.  This weekend saw his worst injury today.

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While visiting Historic Hope Lodge to ring in the fun Christmas Season Bjorn suffered another radical amputation.  If you follow his travels you know that he’s lost both hands, his tail, his nose and his hair due to many individual circumstances.  This time he has lost his arm.  He is running out of parts to fall off.

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So for his future safety and under much protest the old boy is now shelf bound.  His family and friends will keep up the travels and adventures but for the foreseeable future Bjorn will be a quiet old man in retirement 😦  This makes us all sad since he was the one who started it all.  Hang in there our Norwegian friend.

Posted in California, Eddie and Jimmy, Elves Are Everywhere, Homie the Gnomie, Jeff the Clone, Jeff the Clone, Jimmy and Eddie, New Jersey, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures, Wildwood Crest

Going to The Beach

This weekend we went with the Roomies to the Beach.

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Gru has put the word out that all off this is his…you may borrow his beach for a fee.

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It was too cold to go down to the water but after the Nor’easter we got a week ago Homie was shocked that the beach looked this good.

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Jeff the Clone declared this beach superior to his visit to Tatooine.  That was like Death Valley.  No fun!

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Jeff the Clone has decided this is his new house.  Until Gru explained that it is on his beach, thus, it his domain.

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Jimmy and Eddie discuss why they’ve been angry that none of their travels have been included on the blog.  These guys are super famous and stuff.

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Don’t you people know who we are!  We are the drunk guys who gave you the California Trip of 2012!!!!

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Fort Washington, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, Sunday Madness, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures

Welcome To The Revolution!

This weekend the Roomie and I headed out to watch the Revolutionary War Battle Re-Enactment.

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We live in an area that is filled with Historic places.  The battle took place in the back field of Hope Lodge.

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Today’s battle saw the British taking the field.  That’s revolution speak for winning.

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I’m not sure if you can see behind me are the red-coats.  The uniforms were really cool since this supposed to be like 239 years ago.

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It turned out to be a beautiful day for a Skirmish in the back field.

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If you get a chance go visit.  This place is fun, historic and just a nice way to spend a Sunday.

Happy Autumn!

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, Cleveland, Ingrid Maelstrom, Norwegian Explorer, Ohio, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures

Visiting Ohio – Part II

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I’ve repeatedly told the Roomie that I do not like to travel this way (especially since my nose fell off) but she insists on it.

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While in Cleveland we went too the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It was fun and loud, lol.  Being from the tranquil forests of Norway it was an eye opener for Ingrid and Me.

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So much history in one place.  We had so much fun.  Elvis and anything 50’s early 60’s are my favorite but Ingrid is all about Queen.

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The view from the 3rd level was amazing.  It was an overcast/rainy day but Lake Erie looks awesome in the distance!  To lean all about the celebrities, the Bands and the era’s of music from Carl Perkins to Beyonce was super cool.

 

Posted in Arvid, Bjorn Maelstrom, Homie the Gnomie, New Jersey, Summer, Weekend Adventures, Wildwood Crest

A Taste of Summer

We got to go to the beach last weekend which we’ve been sorely lacking this year.  It was cloudy and windy but you know what…It was AWESOME!

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It was Bantley’s first trip to the beach.  It was smiling the whole time.

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Bjorn Loves the beach and can’t wait to get back there.  Even though there are seagulls.

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I was trying to be creative with the Lifeguards in this picture.  I’m wild like that!

We all can’t wait to go back!  See you soon Ocean!

Posted in China Girl, Elves Are Everywhere, Homie the Gnomie, New Jersey, Thadious, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures, What happened today, Wildwood Crest

Lets Go To The Shore!

The Roomies were securing the summer rental this past weekend and we got to tag along.  The Beach looked inviting!

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China loved the warmth of the sun.

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Bow, Elenor and Cookie were sunning themselves on the bench.

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We drove around town.  It was so quiet, not like the hustle and bustle of the Summer months.
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Homie loved the “protecting” the local leprechaun.

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The Roomie changed the lyrics to the Robin Sparkles song “Lets Go To The Mall” with “Lets Go To The Shore” and then sang it for hours.  Now I can’t get that silly ditty out of my head.  Ugh!

Anywho…can’t wait for the Summer to start 🙂

Posted in Autumn, Christmas, Elves Are Everywhere, Holidays, Homie the Gnomie, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Seasons, Thadious, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures, Winter

The Colors of Christmas

We went to Longwood Gardens with the Roomies this weekend.  It was spectacular.

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The trees, poinsettia, orchids and the apple lane were spectacular.  We also got to sing carols with the 39th largest organ in the world playing for us.

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Night arrived and the lights came on.  It is quite a sight to behold.  Thad and I are really feeling the Christmas Spirit now!

Posted in Autumn, Elves Are Everywhere, Homie the Gnomie, Morris Arboretum, Seasons, Weekend Adventures

The Gardens

Having been raised a Garden Gnome (even though I’m actually an Elf) I have a deep appreciation for all gardens.

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I no longer live in the Garden but I’m lucky enough to have an arboretum near my home.  It has indigenous plants as well as specialized gardens like the Japanese Buddha Garden.

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The colors have been magnificent.  Even in the decline of the season there is something majestic about the trees.

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They are about to begin putting together the Christmas Train Display.  I got to get a sneak preview of the buildings they are going to use this year.

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I can’t wait for the complete display in December.  The way the days are fading into one another I fear it will be December in a blink of an elf’s eye 😉