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Friday, June 13, 2014

Jersey Girl?!

On Sunday we arrived at our new home in Jersey City, New Jersey, where we will be for about a year.    We weren't really sure where to live when we started looking at apartments a few weeks ago.  Our good friends the Marston's were living along the Hudson River in a building owned by the same company that owns the building we were living in, in Long Island City 3 years ago, so we started looking in that area and found the Newport community right next door.  
Our trip from Maine was pretty uneventful, with a stop in Lisbon Falls, Maine, for Chad and Chrissy's housewarming party where we saw a lot of good friends and had a great evening.  When we arrived in Jersey City at our building, the guy working the front desk told us that he had no record of us having an apartment, so we were less than impressed.  Eventually we got it all sorted out and got moved in pretty quickly.  We went over to the Skylark restaurant right across the street and had a bite to eat, and it is great!  We are lucky to have some great restaurants close in our little area.  We headed back and started getting set up and got the air mattress set up... awesome.   

our view

Target shopping

The view in the fog.

cat in a shoe rack box.

Josh started work first thing on day, so I was left to do most of the unpacking and shopping, which was fine.  Nicole took me two blocks to the mall, which is a fantastic mall!  So that makes me happy! We also have a Target and BJ's (like Costco) within a few blocks so it is a great location.  
We got cable, internet, and furniture ordered on Tuesday.  The furniture is from a place called Sleep Cheap in Hoboken, and on our adventure to find it, we got to explore the streets of Jersey City.  We found Grove Street Bistro, so good!

We also found these geese.  You will see them appear more in this blog because they seem to be everywhere.

Random picture of stoned cat on counter

Wednesday, the weather was finally nice enough to go for a walk over to the home of Frank Sinatra and Cake Boss, Hoboken.  The area we checked out was fantastic.  Tons of twenty-somethings and cool little bars.  The view also isn't too shabby!

Little manmade beach right by our place

Our group of Apartments.

Hoboken train station.

Carlos' Bakery (Cake Boss) is on this street.

The geese again!

The geese outside Shoprite.

Getting our furniture set up... excuse the mess.

When the furniture guys came, the cats decided to both sleep in the sink for a couple hours.

9-11 Memorial.  These stones line up with where the twin towers stood.

Today, after the weather finally cleared again (that didn't last long, its storming like crazy right now!) Nicole and I decided to go for a walk down the boardwalk passed her place.  The boardwalk goes a couple miles in each direction from our place; perfect for morning runs.  The view again was gorgeous and it was so nice to get some sun for one of the first times in over a month.  It was actually hot as hell!

Lady Liberty in the distance.

Pretty 9-11 Memorial.

A memorial made from a girder from the twin towers and a Fire fighter sitting on the bench with some items left for them after it happened.

I think that this is going to be a pretty good year.  Another nice area, 10 minutes from Manhattan and some great friends.  Can't ask for much more!  So, I hope you all enjoy following along with my latest adventures.  xx


  1. It must feel great to get stay in so many different places around the world. How do you handle leaving one home after another? Also leaving friends?


    1. Tania, it is very hard to leave every year or so! It seems like I just get comfortable somewhere and make friends and then we leave. But it is an amazing experience and there is always Skype and visits!