Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook lighthouse2

It’s a beautiful day and we got up early so decided to take a drive to our next lighthouse… Sandy Hook

In 1895, the U.S. Army renamed the “Fortifications at Sandy Hook” as Fort Hancock. The installation would protect New York Harbor from invasion by sea. Its yellow brick buildings were constructed largely between 1898-1910, with the fort reaching its peak population in World War II. Fort Hancock’s defenses waxed and waned with the needs of the nation from the end of the Spanish-American War through the end of World War II. The core of the fort was referred to as the Main Post (now Fort Hancock Historic Post).

The fort’s population peaked during World War II to more than 7,000 soldiers. These included members of the Women’s Army Corps, who were housed in Barracks 25. Male soldiers, who called it the “WAC Palace,” were denied entry. African-American soldiers also worked and lived here in a move that predated the overall desegregation of the Army, which occurred in 1947 by an executive order from President Harry S Truman.

Aircraft changed the style of warfare forever, and by the end of World War II anti-aircraft guns had taken over the key defensive role at Fort Hancock. The Cold War era brought a change from anti-aircraft guns to Nike Missiles that could intercept jet warplanes. These surface-to-air nuclear missiles were housed here between 1954 and 1974.

The fort was decommissioned on December 31, 1974. Since then, most of Fort Hancock has served the public as the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. The remainder of the peninsula serves as U.S. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook.

The Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark covers the entire peninsula, including what is now under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Coast Guard. Visitors may tour gun batteries and the historic post as well as enjoy Sandy Hook’s trails and beaches.

TCBY in Medford Taunton Village

So… I grew up in medford from 82-89 when commerce was td … there was still a lucky 7 where we got our ice cream snd “ pig bowl “ after track practice .. shopping bag was right across from commerce bank and the red roof inn ..everyone went to wawa for there paper and coffee in the morning .. then moved to Europe … then came back ..

well we are sitting here at roast coffee in taunton village … for years this was a landmark for us here in medford but it was a tcby ..

Sitting here with cassie is a new memory for her but reminiscing for me

TCBY in Medford Taunton Village

So… I grew up in medford from 82-89 when commerce was td … there was still a lucky 7 where we got our ice cream snd “ pig bowl “ after track practice .. shopping bag was right across from commerce bank and the red roof inn ..everyone went to wawa for there paper and coffee in the morning .. then moved to Europe … then came back ..

well we are sitting here at roast coffee in taunton village … for years this was a landmark for us here in medford but it was a tcby ..

Sitting here with cassie is a new memory for her but reminiscing for me

TCBY in Medford Taunton Village

So… I grew up in medford from 82-89 when commerce was td … there was still a lucky 7 where we got our ice cream snd “ pig bowl “ after track practice .. shopping bag was right across from commerce bank and the red roof inn ..everyone went to wawa for there paper and coffee in the morning .. then moved to Europe … then came back ..

well we are sitting here at roast coffee in taunton village … for years this was a landmark for us here in medford but it was a tcby ..

Sitting here with cassie is a new memory for her but reminiscing for me

Barnegat light house 1

So cassie and I decided that we want to see all the lighthouses of NJ .. Today we started with Barnegat … the walk down the lighthouse fishing pier and lookout was a perfect spot. We got to meet slot of great people and fishermen and woman…and even got to share some fishing stories.

The lighthouse was closed unfortunately ( remodeling not covid ) but we will be back next year when it’s open again.. hopefully …

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is located on the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The area where the lighthouse stands was regarded as one of the most important navigational points for ships bound to and from New York Harbor. The ships were dependent upon the Barnegat Lighthouse to avoid the shoals extending from the shoreline. The fast currents, shifting sandbars, and offshore shoals challenged sailors. The park is included as a maritime site on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail.

A day down in barnegat

This gentleman told us how he fishes here often and saw two idiots .. literally go fishing on a mossy wet rock

Like this one here and we’ll like dumbasses ended up in the water .. he had to help him by tossing his rod over the rail for him to hold onto.. the guys said thank you didn’t learn there lesson and decided to keep fishing.

Berlin Kurfürstendamm

I know my dad was a bus boy for the kempinski hotel .. and also worked fir la pavolan du lac in berlin ( Germany )

So going through my photos I found this … my dads the fist on the left … does anyone know what kind of race this was ?!?

The year 1996

The year was 1996 the year I graduated high school.. I new this girl named Kim Loughner her family was my own .. she and I joined to the hip … we did all those things teenagers did..

sleepovers.. talked until all hours if the morning.. movie nights.. we made friendship bracelets and yes tryed smoking for the first time together .. just came across these photos when we went on vacation together ..