Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday's Window: NJ

New Jersey

The NJ waterways

Urban reality
An Unloading Dock in a neighborhood,
where Bill had to back down a narrow,
crowded alley, then make a sharp left 
into a narrow, crowded unloading dock.
The picture is taken through the 
front window of the truck.

A NJ payphone (notice the old signs)

NJ wildlife, of the feathered variety

A common NJ scene

We made six deliveries to NJ, 
in two trips, while I was 
trucking with Bill last November.
This is my personal experience
of my time in New Jersey.
I am sorry to say that this 
is not my favourite 
part of the country. 
The traffic, congestion, 
 urban attitude and 
the way of life all leave me 
feeling very sad. 





23 comments:

  1. It's funny to think that the places we know through television (The Sopranos) and movies is actually a real place where people live and work.

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    1. I was born and raised part of my childhood in Chicago. I don't like cities and urban areas. I prefer nature, peace, & real wildlife...not urban "wild life". Scary.

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    1. Thanks, Joy. NJ is not actually my place, just somewhere Bill makes deliveries to as a truck driver. But I think it is important to share experiences when possible, as a way of learning.

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  3. I'm with you, I'm not much for urban, prefer the quiet life. Thanks for sharing the pictures, interesting seeing the abandoned materials in the water in the third picture. Sad.

    I've always marveled at how truck drivers navigate their big rigs down little streets and alleys, even in reverse! Better them than me!

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    1. Thanks, Cat Guy. Yes, it was very sad. I need nature.
      I was with Bill, and do not know how he maneuvers that 18 wheeler! He is amazing!
      Thanks for coming by!

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    1. Thanks Beth. This was the NJ that I saw.

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  5. I'm with you with disliking urban living. I like wide open spaces where I can turn around without knocking off the car fenders.
    Truck drivers are a special breed of people. I have difficulty backing up my Dodge Caravan where there lots of space, I don't know how they can manoeuvre backing out without even touching the side or back of the truck. It amazes me.

    JB

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    1. Thanks Julia. I admire your way of life. I have a great deal of respect for farmers. NJ truly made me sad. This was my true impression of it, though I was able to share everything I saw.

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  6. I guess there is good and bad no matter where one lives, but I prefer the country and I'm happy enough seeing the urban sites through someone else's eyes!

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    1. I am sure many people are happy in urban areas. It made me sad. The people seemed sad and impatient, very rushed and restless. It was an experience.

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  7. A different part of the world for sure.

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    1. Yes. My spirit needs open spaces and room to breathe.

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  8. I love this kind of view of cities!

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    1. Thanks. It was just my personal view of NJ.

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  9. I know what you mean about New Jersey...but the produce in the summer is lovely...people wait anxiously for New Jersey tomatoes.

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    1. I know NJ was originally The Garden State. It is sad that it has changed so much. Here we love our own or locally grown tomatoes, IL or WI. We usually grow our own, organically. It is interesting what people are used to.

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    1. Thanks. I enjoy sharing what I can. It is unique to experience these things from this vantage point.

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  11. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us, McGuffy Ann. I work in NYC, but am glad to go home every day to be among the green of nature. :)

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    1. Bless you for what you do. I am originally from Chicago.Bill is from The South Side. Cities are just too tragic, too dark. I need open spaces, animals, nature, the way it was made.

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  12. I swear there are much nicer sections of Jersey when you go west or south and away from the urban/industrial areas :(

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