MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…


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The Top Of New Jersey …

HIGH POINT STATE PARK,  which is the highest point in  New Jersey is located in Montague in Sussex County. At 1,803 feet above sea level it is the highest peak of the Kittatinny Mountains.  At the peak of the highest point is the 220 ft High Point Monument– from the top you can see New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

It’s been 40 years since I’ve been there so on a recent summer-like day in March my daughter Patty, granddaughter Tiffany, and I decided to go exploring.

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There are 291 stairs to the top.  I climbed it on my first visit to the monument in Sept, 1972.. I snapped this picture because I knew I’d never do it again.  The monument isn’t open for the season yet so I didn’t have to find out if I would or not.. I like to think I would have tried.

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Same view today but from the base of the monument.

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Views of New Jersey

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New York

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Pennsylvania

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With a little help from this…

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… you can see really, really far…

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There are hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and a lake.

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As the name of my blog implies yes, I am obsessed with Martha’s Vineyard… but I am also proud of my home state of New Jersey.

(There may have been some liberties taken with a few of the photographs… can you guess which ones?)  🙂


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Painting Party …

Recently I had a birthday – a big, scary one.   To ease the transition into a new decade I decided I’d like to spend part of the day doing something with my daughters Patty and Deb.  We rarely do anything together and so I wanted it to be something we’d all enjoy.

Last August Patty and I went to Pottery Pizazz to paint pottery and had so much fun that I decided it was what I wanted the three of us to do. (CLICK HERE)

Patty brought home made chocolate cupcakes (two had chocolate pudding in the middle…yummm) and a birthday balloon.

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Took awhile but finally we chose what we wanted to paint and then set about our task.

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Patty’s

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Deb’s

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Mine

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The pottery painting was Patty’s present to me and this is the gift card she made.

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Me and my girls.

(The above picture has been tweaked … ya think 🙂 )

I still have one more gift to collect so stay tuned in March to find out what it is and where Deb and I are going !!!


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Knitting In The City …

I don’t knit.  My daughter Deb does knit and so I accompany her to interesting knitting events,  like… NY Sheep & Wool Festival and The New Jersey Yarn Crawl.

On January 14th we went to NYC to the second Vogue Knitting Live’ at the Hilton.

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It’s not just about sweaters, socks, shawls, mittens and such… look at these clever ways yarn is used… (CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE)

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and displayed…

I call this MANnequin ‘Mr Softy’.

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Lunch…

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and the view from my table.
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My attempt at a sunset picture from the train on the way home.

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Nice day.