Wednesday, August 17, 2011

G is for...

This week in the ABC of Your Home State, brought to you by Fleur de Aleta, we talk about the letter G.

So, here it is, in the state of New Jersey we have some interesting G things:

Great Adventure - In the central to northern part of NJ there is a Six Flags theme park.  There they have great rides, a safari, and enormous prices.

Great White Roller Coaster - Wildwood's own wooden roller coaster. 

Galloway - An extremely large township in southern NJ that is home to a large number of great sites to visit.  There they have Smithville a small shopping area now, but set in old homes and shops from the past.  Renault Winery is also a place that you should stop at.  Of course there is the other mystery that comes from Galloway as well, it is houses in the boro of Leeds Point, which is the suspected place of birth for the Jersey Devil.  A mythical creature that only haunts the forests of NJ and has been there for centuries.  Granted, several of the towns and counties in NJ take credit, but it has always been the one that made sense.

P.S. We promise to go more into the Jersey Devil in a few weeks.

Gas - Yeah, one of the benefits of NJ.  We have gas, like all other states, but we don't pump our own gas and it's cheaper then most other places.  For once, we are spoiled!

Guests - Also known as tourists.  Because we have beautiful beaches, theme parks and amusements, fairs, fishing, rockclimbing, canoeing, camping, and so many other things I don't even know about, the state of NJ is full of tourists all year long.

Golf - We have hundreds of golf courses through the state.  Some of them are tour quality and others are more for amatures like us, but either way they are nice, clean, and fun.  Oh yeah, and for the not so savvy golfers, we have the ones with windmills, dinosaurs, and astroturf greens - yup we have mini-golf.

Grapes -  As we stated above, in NJ there is the Renault Winery, which is famous in itself.  However, few people realize that we have several wineries throughout the state.  Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven, Cape May Vineyard, Cape may Winery, & many more that we haven't even tried yet.


  1. Yes, I want to hear more about the Jersey Devil.

    I went to New Jersey once for a writing conference at Rutgers. Afraid all I saw besides the campus was the airport, the freeway, lots of trees, and the inside of a Carino's restaurant. LOL.

  2. I'm looking forward to reading about the Jersey Devils too :)

    I like the Gas comment, Lol. Wish I could be spoiled like that!

    Galloway sounds interesting :) Thanks for participating!