Day Trips, July-August 2021

After a few trips, a broken couch, ongoing full-time work, and a brand new air purifier, we are back and ready to continue presenting our daily adventures. Since it’s been a while and we have so much ground to cover, we decided to showcase two locations and one event for this post– going against our ideal format of diving deep into just one location. We’ll be back at it next time around when we cover the Green at West Haven, CT.

For now… enjoy these pictures and blurbs from our grab bag of day trips over the past two months.

Calgo Gardens – Freehold, NJ

Along Adelphia Road in Monmouth County, NJ sits Calgo Gardens, an expansive display of floral arrangements, exotic landscape design, and unique gardening architecture. We took the trip one Saturday in July to take in the sights and check out the outdoor vendors. Despite the intermittent rain, we were able to walk the perimeter and take a few good snaps of the grounds. We also visited our friend Brian; the Driftwood Buddha of Wood Vibrations, showcasing his amazing art that he creates primarily out of driftwood. We also stopped by the table at Edgar Allan Joe coffee. The team saw quite a few travelers, eager to try some of their top notch coffee. We went home with a scented candle. 

Calgo Gardens is a great destination to help find the perfect arrangement for your ideal backyard. The floral displays and gardening inspired architectural designs can transform your outdoors. 

Please consider visiting

Calgo Gardens (@calgogardens) 

Wood Vibrations Restorations LLC | Facebook  

Brian Sienkiewicz (@wood_vibrations_driftwood) 

Edgar Allan Joe Coffee (edgarallanjoenj.com)

Edgar Allan Joe NJ • Coffee (@edgarallanjoecoffee) 

 

The Rose Garden – Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

This place deserves its own full character profile post– something we intend to get to very soon. Morris Arboretum is located in the beautiful, affluent section of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia. A beautiful property with a rich history, Morris Arboretum is worth a visit. There are many paths, biking trails, and unique bridges where you can get around to explore the many different exhibited displays on the grounds. The Victorian property has many different plants from around the world, and the presentation is such that while you are walking around, you feel as though you have entered several ecological environments. We attended Morris Arboretum in July to watch our good friends get married, which was a truly special occasion at the perfect ideal location. Prior to those festivities, we got to spend just a little bit of time exploring the Arboretum and were together blown away at the Rose Garden, pictured below.

This will not be the last report from Morris Arboretum. In the meantime, please consider checking them out at Morris Arboretum , and on Instagram, Morris Arboretum (@morrisarboretum) •  

The Brigantine Food Truck Festival, Brigantine Beach, NJ

Visiting family in Brigantine is always a good time during the summer, and in early August we got to check out the vendors and grubs on their long, wide beachfront for the food truck festival. Latoya and family checked out the gyros, cheesesteaks, fries, pizzas, lemonade, and ice cream, while Jason went for the street tacos. A convenient and quick fun summer afternoon experience down the Jersey Shore.

We should be all caught up to speed now. Thanks for sticking around and for all of the positive feedback on Instagram. As stated above, we will return with another shot this week detailing our visit to the historic Green in West Haven, CT. We have a big Fall season planned — stay tuned.

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