Sunday, October 19, 2008

Deserted Village of Feltville

The bf and I once again set out to explore the wilds of NJ. This time is was to the Watchung Reservation, which I never really been too. I had an ex-bf who used to live in it and we'd always get stopped by the cops when I was dropping him back at his house. Union County was having some sort of weekend festival at various historic sites and had a larger event going on at the Deserted Village of Feltville. It wasn't as dramatic as I hoped. There was a small graveyard with a few gravestones from the Revolutionary War. This one was the one appealing. The rest of the Village was a smattering of run down homes and homes that people still live in. I can't even imagine having various hitchhikers and tourists wandering around my yard, which I'm sure happens all the time. The big highlight of the trip was getting freshly pressed apple cider and it was free. It tasted amazing and I would have drank all the samples if no one was looking. But I restrained myself. The question I was asking myself was whether a juicer would have the same results. Probably not since the ancient press is more natural.
Here's a house that's probably in my price range. It's a bit of a fixer upper, but who doesn't have a house where there's weeds growing in the porch. Pots are so overrated.
The dark-eyed juncos and white-throated sparrows are back. I was overly excited to see them. Fall is officially here!
Here's a house somebody lives in. Hope they don't mind us snooping around their yard.


suntawrites said...

I have totally been here! :)
What a great find for an adventure for you...

Colleen said...

Beauty-ful! That gravestone is cool.

Jules said...

" It's a bit of a fixer upper, but who doesn't have a house where there's weeds growing in the porch. Pots are so overrated." This made me laugh.

Great pictures. Love the gravestone!

Hooligan said...

How come when I photographed that headstone it didn't look that good. So much for that RIT degree.

Lioux said...


I had some BFFs who used to runaround 'The Res' at night in white bedsheets.

Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

This tombstone is the only original stone left of the original cemetery. It is for John Willcox, son of Peter Willcox who originally settled the area - known as Peter's Hill back then (around 1736).

You should stop by the Deserted Village 2 weeks before Halloween and attend the Haunted Hayride through the village!!!