Monday, June 11, 2007
Bay Days  

Oyster Boats
Originally uploaded by TheJerseyTomato
Bay Days Festival is an event down the Delaware Bay... It's advertised as the "largest festival in the tristate area," but it's really just a small craft and educational fair that you take a bus ride to. Got to eat some yummy pulled pork from Kingfish B-B-Q, listen to a wonderful old-time band, painted a marsh scene (now hanging on the refrigerator), and took a wonderful ride up and down the Maurice River (that's pronounced "morris," Mr. Miller!).

On the boat, we learned about how the oyster industry came and went in the last century, saw nesting osprey, and saw how the landscape changed with the increasing saltiness of the water. We really enjoyed ourselves but could understand that if you hadn't borrowed bug spray from a nice couple and was expecting something bigger, you'd be as disappointed as you were going to the Punkin Chunkin' Competition in DE (hypothetically speaking of course!).

Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Get a Chicken  

Get a Chicken
Originally uploaded by TheJerseyTomato
We could have gone to a bunch of places but honestly we weren't in the mood to do to much... we had a wake to attend later that day (Lucky's aunt died of cancer).

So we went to the Somerville Street Fair to spy.... er, observe... how other towns handle their street fairs and to check out the booth set ups. It was pretty same-ol, same-ol, except for the fire department's booth. All they were selling was roast beef sandwiches (sliced in front of you) and birch beer. Hand over five buckeroos and you got yourself a meal. Not a complicated operation and they were making some good money.

As you can see by the photo, we passed the local paint store with the sign "Buy a gallon; Get a Chicken"... no idea what that means!

Afterwards, we hung out at Colonial Park in Franklin. I love that place... it's like a bit of heaven on earth.

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Saturday, June 02, 2007
Hungry for Hungarian?  

Hungry for Hungarian?
Originally uploaded by TheJerseyTomato
I was. So I dragged Lucky to the Hungarian festival in New Brunswick. last year, I had gone with my mom and it was pretty empty; we figured it was because of the rain. But this year no rain, and the attendance was still pretty sparse. If they would listen to a little ol' Deutsch-y Pole, they would make the area a bit smaller.

We ate in the Hungarian Boy Scout Hall. Food was good, especially the spicy Gulyas (Also in the photo are stuffed cabbage rolls with rye bread). But no A/C made it a bit stuffy... we should have had dinner at the new Athletic Hall. We did have dessert there. Palacsinta (apricot jam smeared on a crepe) and walnut cake (which tasted just like the walnut cake at the Greek Festival).

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