So to continue celebrating my father’s birthday, we went for a bike ride, ate peanut butter cake and went out for ramen. It was a three day weekend of fun and food.
If you like bike riding, Duke Farms in Hillsborough has a couple nice trails that are worth checking out. We went a little earlier in the morning before it got too crowded. If riding behind young children isn’t your thing, try to get there before noon.
Although I’ve been to Duke Farms a few times over the years, I’d never taken my bike there. Unfortunately Duke Farms has undergone major downgrades since I last visited, namely the demolition of the iconic Doris Duke Mansion. Learning that the Duke Foundation made this decision, well, it’s quite a loss for New Jersey. I’ll leave it at that.
At least the picturesque waterfalls and small orchid greenhouse remain. And of course, my favorite orchid was the one that smelled like chocolate. Yum. Read more →
SCOOBY DOO CHEATS ON THE MYSTERY MACHINE + PAN FRIED CHEESE
At Division Café and Somerville Cruise Nights
If you had the choice between having a personal chef, housekeeper, butler or driver, which would you pick?
I’d have to go with the driver. I love riding in cars— especially with the windows down. (One thing I have in common with dogs is we both enjoy sticking our faces out car windows )
I also love looking at classic cars but I don’t know what I’d do if I actually owned one. Unless there is no one else on the road, I’m not usually comfortable driving and that’s with an automatic transmission. Forget about stick.
Speaking of cars, I finally made it out to Somerville Cruise Nights last week. Every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day for the past 27 years, Somerville NJ has run a classic car show. Now 100+ classic cars regularly line Main Street on Friday evenings turning the event series into a nationally acclaimed classic car show.
To celebrate my father’s birthday, my family ate in Downtown Somerville and then leisurely walked along Main Street enjoying all the cars. There are a couple restaurants in Somerville that we enjoy but we decided to try Division Café, a small Costa Rican joint on a pedestrian-only side street.