New Jersey, what a reputation! The state has really become a cliche’ over the years with shows like Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of NJ and of course the infamous question when you meet people; “You’re from NJ – What Exit?” I swear everyone who asks that genuinely thinks they are being so clever by saying it…fools!
I wonder if people from Seattle hate it every time the city is shown on TV with someone throwing a big fish in a market… or if the people from Philadelphia cringe when someone brings up Philly Cheese Steaks?!!
Let me let you in on a secret..New Jersey is awesome! It may not be the Caribbean (but then again, what is?). New Jersey is not all factories, cities, airports, malls…We have great towns, nice people (unless you are a gangster- lol), some of the best schools in the country, plenty of culture, beautiful countryside, scenic mountains and river towns, a huge coastline of diverse beaches and we are driving distance from New York City and Philadelphia. What more could you want?
There are so many people who were born and raised here; Most of us are familiar with Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi and Thomas Edison but did you know that Martha Stewart, Meryl Street, John Travolta and Michael Douglas are among the many people born and raised here?
Just this past weekend we went to a Christmas parade in the little quaint town of Clinton.
You might recognize this famous mill in Clinton. It has been in many advertisements over the years…
And we also took the kids to the Bucks County Playhouse in the beautiful river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania. (right across the river from Lambertville, NJ).
Like I said in an earlier post, last weekend we were at the Jersey Shore. Since the state is pretty small, we are an easy drive from so many attractions.
It just cracks me up that the state has such a bad reputation!
Well, now you know why I love living here. Would you like to share any of your New Jersey experiences?
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