On our recent visit to NYC we also spent a day revisiting our old haunts in New Jersey. We lived there during my last four years in the corporate world. As seems to be so typical today my twenty-six years in corporate America in the Midwest came to an abrupt end when they closed down our division. We were told we had a job but it was now in New Jersey. Most of the six-hundred or so chose to stay in the Midwest and look for another job. For me, with only four years left for a full pension that wasn’t really an option. So for the first time in my life I chose to leave my native State and head east. As with Charles Dickens in the Tale of Two Cities it proved to be the best of time and the worst of time. To make the story as brief as possible after the required four years elapsed we moved back to our roots.
Here are some picture of the Garden State. Hurricane Sandy took out most of the Jersey Shore Boardwalk but it has been nicely replaced. The diner was my favorite place to eat. The Sculptures were a new visit for us. It was a fantastic place to visit even with temps in the 90s. Click on any one to see a larger view.