Some Current and Former South Jersey Driving Landmarks
Are there places that you pass in your travels throughout South Jersey that stand out to you and your family?
Maybe a certain place marks that you're "almost home" or "almost there" when you're driving somewhere.
This topic came about when we noticed a falling-down-house in Cape May Country had gotten a salute with its own Facebook page. Apparently scores of people look to this house with fascination, wondering when a chair perched on top of the house will topple onto the ground. (Years have gone by, and the chair hasn't moved.)
Here are some of the other landmarks - official or unofficial that South Jersey residents recently mentioned:
*Storybook Land in Egg Harbor Township. My radio co-host Jahna mentioned that when she lived outside of Atlantic County, passing Storybook Land meant that she was "almost to the beach."
*Hubcap Pyramid or Tree on the Black Horse Pike (Route 322). Several people said they used this structure as a marker that they were "almost home."
* Richman's Ice Cream on Route 40 "on the way to Cow Town Rodeo." Bill from Egg Harbor Township said the former store was a landmark on trips to and from Maryland.
*The Milk Jug Flag on Route 40 in Mays Landing. Chris from EHT mentioned this multi-colored flag that used to decorate "The Milk Jug Lady's Yard" for years and years. The flag was made out of colored milk jugs.
*The Painted Concrete Wine Bottle on the White Horse Pike near Egg Harbor City. Tim from Galloway mentioned this landmark that has stood on Route 30 for years. There are actually several of the big bottles around South Jersey. Originally they were built to advertise Renault Winery. Some have since been painted over.
*The Smokestack at the B.L. Englund Plant in Upper Township. Kristina from Brigantine mentioned this one. "The Tuckahoe smoke stack on the garden state parkway heading down towards Wildwood in the summer, as a kid it made me feel like we were getting close and I always remembered seeing it. (But I live in the area and realize now it isn't that close haha)."
Brooke also mentioned this landmark: "I have called it Smokey the Bear's House since I was a young girl."
Interestingly, most of the plant is now gone - and the smokestack is just days from being imploded, at this writing. You can ready more about it here.
What are some of your South Jersey "unofficial" landmarks.