It took us about an hour-and-a-half to drive to the northwestern part of the state where we started our tour. Of course, we missed the turn and ended up going across the historic Dingman's Ferry Bridge to PA. We paid the toll collector $1 each way and came back to NJ :)
We were finally on the Old Mine Road in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Much of it remains the same as it was in the 1800s.
We saw some beautiful stone houses. . .
. . . and a quaint cemetery along the way.
Welcome to the "ghost town" of Walpack, NJ.
This little town was abandoned in the 1960s to make way for a dam which was never built.
Glorious trees along the Delaware River . . .
. . . and a beautiful sunset back home :)
Have you seen the charming basket blocks Barb V. is making? Maybe you'll be tempted to SAL with her--I am!
They are so much fun to make. I cut out the pieces the evening before and sew them together the next morning--usually at 5:00 a.m. The best time of the day :)
One last note--
It's amazing what you come across on Pinterest.
This must be the pattern my mother used to make shoe-box doll beds when I was a Girl Scout.
I am thrilled as I had no idea she even used a pattern! You can read more about this little bed here.
Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer