because neither my husband nor I grew up in this area we are both as fascinated as tourists by everything the northeast has to offer. so, a few months ago on an unusually sunny day, we rounded the boys up for a trip to the Statue of Liberty. to get there we needed to take a ferry from Liberty State Park and thankfully, we just missed the ferry. waiting for the next ferry gave us a chance to explore and chase the sun in the central railroad of new jersey. the central railroad used to be a heavily active train station but the tracks have been left to nurture little more than weeds while the majestic train station building has been beautifully maintained as a way station for the ferry. it makes for a great contrast of past and present. the boys ran around like mad and I was a picture-taking fool. I love the feeling of history and mysterious storytelling that envelops a derelict building. and, in an effort to regularly share more of what I find inspiring I thought I would post some pictures.