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Outing To Clinton, New Jersey …

Clinton, New Jersey, a picturesque town set in Hunterdon County isn’t far from where I live and so daughter Deb and her dog Chappy and I set off to explore a bit.   Clinton is most recognized by the iconic picture of the red mill… it pops up on many NJ websites, calendars and is a favorite subject for artists and photographers.

Here we are, let’s explore…


mosaic357a50e68c8076bffe1938e55b50d3b507a28165First up, as always on a Saturday is coffee.  We found a cute little place by the river and settled down to relax and enjoy the scenery.  Chappy even made a new friend.

mosaic82f3209de547717f38366625f02883eef9b4e7f0We walked over the bridge to the other side of the river to get pictures of the Red Mill and the Stone Mill which is now the Hunterdon Art Museum for Craft and Design…

mosaic5fdca8936ae2ba117fc7bc8844aae317b5405556Outside the museum is a chalk board wall, how clever is that…

mosaic7a152ef3c721efad7d45e9d4432aaea03f533d9eMore of Clinton…


 One last picture of the Red Mill.


IMG_1356Another nice outing exploring the beauty and charm of New Jersey 🙂



Coffee With Chappy …

I had no intentions of doing a fourth Saturday coffee outing but Deb’s dog Chappy (my granddog) joined us and made it extra special.  He was so happy to be going out with us that he actually relaxed in the car.


We headed out to western New Jersey to Blairstown which is set in the rolling hills of Sussex County.  The sky was dotted with puffy white clouds everywhere.


As always though… coffee is first.  Deb & I have been to the coffee shop before.  This was Chappy’s first time there though and he really enjoyed sitting outside being admired by passerby’s.


Of course Chappy doesn’t drink coffee but usually we can entice him with bites of whatever we’re eating but he didn’t seem to be interested in my bagel.

My creation
Although this shot makes it look otherwise, he still refused. (This was a lucky shot, I didn’t realize until later I’d gotten his tongue at just the right moment).

Chappy’s ready now to move on to the next phase of our outing… a walk around town.

100_8207So off we went…


Through the grounds of the Blair Academy…


Wandering around town taking in the sights… (and sniffs)

I thoughtfully browsed in a store for a bit so Chappy could relax with his mom.   Dogs always look comfy no matter where they are.


If you’re looking for hope, here it is… Hope, New Jersey.. we drove thru it on our way home  🙂