I can quickly rattle off tons of places that are within ten miles or so of our house.
Places that we should have visited.
But haven’t yet.
We’re always so quick to head to farther destinations, instead of exploring our own local areas. I’m just as guilty as the next person, taking our locale for granted.
I’m a work in progress.
Because in the 30+ years I’ve lived in the same county, I’ve never, ever been to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. And…
It sounded like the perfect thing to do with the kids to celebrate the season.
And really, ten minutes away, four dollars for the three of us to get in, and gingerbread house goodness? Did you think we wouldn’t go?
We met up with friends last Friday night, the exhibit’s opening night, not knowing what to expect.
And after leaving some 45 minutes later, I can tell you one thing.
We all really need to step up our game when it comes to gingerbread house making.
Because we have nothing on the masterpieces we saw that night.
The exhibits were made by a variety of entrants … some were by individuals, some were by Boy Scout or Girl Scout troops, some were just by people who love to be creative.
My friend’s four-year-old squealed after each and every one he saw, and rightly so. There was some serious talent in that room.
The exhibit is on through this Sunday, December 9th, so if you happen to be in the area, do stop in. Suggested admission is a $2 donation for adults and $1 for kids. This is the exhibits’ 21st year, and it contains over 200 creations. You can bet we’ll be back next year.
There were a number of creations that paid tribute to the Jersey Shore. We loved this one that depicted Joey Tomato’s, a pizzeria that we visited during Spring Break.
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07962
Thursday? New frozen yogurt spot!
Friday? Old School Mini Black Olive Pizzas!
Saturday? A new recipe for Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo!
New holiday items have been added to the Pop Up Shop and they will ship same day, so you will receive in plenty of time for holiday enjoyment – go get ’em!Pin It