Autumn Feelings

I’m so glad the cooler temperatures of Autumn have invaded our little town.  We did experience mid 70’s this weekend but by the evening the cool breezes took over and my descent into crazy hot town was ebbing.

The colors have begun to change.  It’s absolutely glorious!

We did the Scarecrow Festival and there were some super cool ones.

Halloween is this week and I feel sad the month is almost over.  I love October so much.  We will barrel into the “holiday” season with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.  So much all at once.  The good part is spending time with family 🙂

Okay, if you have Prime Video and the time to watch something.  Watch the Paul Lynde Halloween Special.  It was camp, very 70’s and a riot!  Happy Almost Halloween!

The Heat Is On…Again!

I’m seriously not a fan of Summer.  In fact, once my vacation is over I’m like…bring on Halloween!

I did get my hair colored this week.  I went from Granny to Nanny in one Nice ‘n Easy moment, lol.

Since it’s hot as Hell in the ‘Burbs I went with these pictures to illustrate that I’ve turned into the devil from living in “Hot and Humid Hell”.

I can’t wait for vacation!

Weekend Adventures – The American Treasure Tour

On Saturday, we took our Weekly Adventure to The American Treasure Tour in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

The building is approximately 100,000 sq.ft and houses one man’s collection of what every he likes!  I love that part.  ATT houses one of the country’s largest record collection.  It contains Player Pianos, Instruments of all kinds and even Miniature houses (doll houses).  That’s just all in one room.

The Main room aptly called “The Toy Box” houses his collection of cars, motorcycles,  and array of oddities.  Former Window Displays are housed in different locations.  There are enormous Snow White and her Dwarfs in one corner.  There is a Christmas Collection, Easter Collection and a smaller Halloween Collection.  A huge highlight for some is the giant building built of Popsicle sticks and the 3-story shoe.

What do Teddy Kennedy, Britney Speers and Donald Trump have in common…nothing.  These guys were part of a Mardi Gras float one year.

Looking for some Fast Food Icons…here you go.  There is also a giant Ronald McDonald in this section.

This is a Street Musician with Monkey music box.  It is both weird and wonderful.

The most awesome thing about all of this is the fact you get to view it all via a Tram Car Ride.  When the ride is over you can still see some of the collection on the walking portion of the warehouse.  The tram goes a nice slow pace so you can take in as much as you can.  It is also narrated by a wonderful tour guide.

It’s a must see if you are in the Oaks, PA area!

Weekend Adventures – The Mercer Museum

We had a fun weekend with a trip to Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA.

This amazing building is home to one man’s vision.  It hosts an array of collections of Trades gone-by.  Tanning, cobbler, transportation and so many others.  To think of the tools on display being the “modern miracles” of the tradesman is astounding.

With every level of this amazing facility there is more and more to learn.  There are also oddities to make you smile and also to horrify you.  There is an actual hangman’s gallows on the top floor.  It’s a must see if you are passing through the Doylestown area 🙂

Weekend Adventures – In The Presence of Art

This year for Christmas my Wife gave me 52 weekend adventures.  Weekend One, we went to the Arboretum.  It’s my most favorite place to go.  I can just get lost and have adventures.  We went to see the last day of the Trains exhibit.  People who know me, know I’m goo-goo for trains.  This Christmas Season’s exhibit was amazing.  It gets better every year.

Week Two, we went to the Woodmere Art Museum.  It was too cold to do the outside exhibits.  So many amazing sculptures but we can see them in the spring.  Inside is a cornucopia of local artists.  The mediums range from performance pieces to landscapes in oil and pen & ink.

This sculpture’s facial expression left me chuckling.  Yes, it is a beautiful marble piece but the artist nailed the fine points of her being embarrassed she’s lost her clothes.  Maybe that’s just how I saw it.  The finer etchings of her toes and the tree stump behind her is amazing.

I’m a huge fan of landscapes.  It doesn’t matter if it’s paint or ink.  I’ve even seen amazing pieces done in metals.  The sculpture intrigued me because the proportions of the figure were real.  Women have curves, js.

This piece reminded me of Florence Foster Jenkins.

This is just a segment of a very large canvass.  It covered an entire wall.  It was mostly these two people in the entire piece that captivated me.  His face seems old to me and her face is intense like that of protection.

These two were from the painting that spoke most to me.  I’m obsessed with my dogs so of course I liked this one a lot, lol.  She looks sad and the dog stoic.  But when you look at the painting as a whole it appears to be different.

Art is amazing.  I love it because it is subjective.  What was the intent of the Artist may not be the read of the voyeur, amazing!  It was a great week Two!

Wait What?!?

So it’s April and it’s still snowing.  Sure it’s not like January snow, or in this case, March Madness snow but seriously?!?

I’m kind of ready for this mess to be over.  So in that vein…it’s going to rain the rest of the week, LOL.  Oh, lucky me!!!

In other news….I totally scored an awesome Easter Basket from the Easter Bunny this year!  Yeah Me!!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday was St. Patrick’s Day and as a good American-Irish woman I went out for Mexican Food.  Nothing was boiled, lol.

I started with a Veggie Fajita Platter.  See the Green…there was my tribute to St. Paddy!  Broccoli, guacamole and spinach.  Boom!

Of course I got the Mexican Fried Ice Cream!!!  It’s was really only to complete the whole Mexican Food experience!

We were going to craft fairs in the area and there was one at the Historic Moland House.

It was a great afternoon.  The sky was blue and the sun was shining!

I even got some cashew brittle.  Was a great day to be out and about!

Merry Christmas…in July

We decided to celebrate Christmas in July this year.

We went to Byers Choice and the National Christmas Center.

Byers Choice had lots of places to take photos beyond the exhibits.  This was a dress up area with costumes and a Christmas background to take pictures in your dress up 🙂

It was so hot that Byers Choice had the local fire department come out with the hose to cool the kiddies down.

It was such a fun time.  I got to see so many of my favorite beings (elves) and relive a little bit of my childhood 🙂

 

FOS Project: John & Molly’s

This weekend we were took time to visit Air Victory Museum.  It was fun.  it’s a small Museum in Lumberton, NJ.  Totally worth the visit.

After our visit I used Trip Advisor to find a good place to have lunch.  John and Molly’s was rate #1 for the area.

 

 

It didn’t disappoint.  The portions were huge.  The food was good and best of all they had French Onion Soup on the menu.

This FOS was super tasty.  I’m always excited when I see a place has prime rib on the menu because they tend to have the best FOS.  This soup was super awesome!  I was prepared to move it to the #1 FOS I’ve ever had.  I now think it’s tied for # with the Rio Station in Wildwood, NJ.

Check out John & Molly’s for some tasty foods!