JOEY’s FOOD TRUCKS………
“Only a FOOL argues with a Skunk,a Chef,or a Kangaroo.”
I took a little trip back EAST to SEE my youngest and his FOOD TRUCKS!
I had such a WONDERFUL TRIP I really doNOT know where to BEGIN.
Maybe, it is BEST if I just START at the beginning!
My BIRTHDAY gift from THE ITALIAN was a TRIP to see NICHOLAS.
I had to scramble to get an affordable airplane ticket and lodging as there was NO ROOM for me at the BOY’s HOUSE!
I got the LAST ROOM in WELLFLEET.
WHAT A DIVE…………my neighbors watched TV until 2 AM then the other DRUNK neighbors arrived and went SWIMMING!
SLEEP wasNOT often at this SPOT but that’s OKAY cause I drove 7 miles for my COFFEE every morning made by my SON or his employee WILL.
Will is adorable.
16 years old and IN CHARGE of the JOEY FOOD TRUCK INSTAGRAM!(that explained a couple of things for me!)HE WAS ADORABLE; I know I already said that BUT IT IS TRUE!
He hails from CONNECTICUT and wants to be a computer WIZARD……………
AS did TWO of the GORGEOUS 4 girls that work there did TOO.
The other TWO Girls came from the CZECH REPUBLIC.
GRAND DOG LOVE!
under the truck at
HEAD OF THE MEADOW beach.
She had a pile of sand to sit upon in the SHADE.
GOOSE making HIS ROUNDS.
They are the ONLY DOGS ALLOWED on the BEACH without a LEASH!
They have GOOD MANNERS!
And BOY do they attract CUSTOMERS!
This LOVELY LADY reads MY BLOG!
SHE found out I would be in the CAPE and came to eat a TACO with ME!
I was THRILLED!
THANK YOU KATHY!
I LOVE this PHOTO!
MY SON in the middle but these THREE started kindergarten together and have remained GOOD FRIENDS for over 20 years!
When MY son acquired TWO more trucks this SPRING he needed people he could TRUST and called upon them to HELP him out.
One drove Cross Country.
The other left a WELL PAYING JOB in MANHATTAN and scooted up TO the CAPE!!
THAT IS FRIENDSHIP!
Waiting for DINNER sitting on a fence at the back of a PARKING LOT!
That is a meadow behind us.
WiTH CRICKETS playing their MUSIC!
FULL MOON coming UP behind us which made me think of HOME.
As the MOON is ALWAYS at the end of our CUL-DE-SAC.
Maybe I could attach a note to it to give to THE ITALIAN!
THANK YOU for The BEST GIFT EVER!!!
NEXT STOP COVENTRY, RHODE ISLAND
The home of MY ANCESTOR
MAJOR GENERAL NATHANAEL GREENE!!!!
I had wanted to see MY GREAT,GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER’s house HE built in the 1700’s when he was 28 years old.
It is now a museum.
I ANNOUNCED UPON ARRIVAL I was a descendent and that I had his DUELING PISTOLS.
I was looked at with skepticism.
By the end of the TOUR I was behind the roped off part and holding HIS GUN POWDER BAG!
I was given a PRIVATE TOUR of the HOME.
I caNOT tell YOU how much this PORTRAIT looks like MY FATHER!
Me holding HIS gun POWDER POUCH.
I AM VERY PROUD.
I actually got TEARY EYED!
This silk sash I found out was a PALLET to carry him off the battlefield if he was killed!I saw it in person and took a photo of the SASH.
They spelled his name WRONG!
I spied the MISTAKE!
WE all have seen this PAINTING in our AMERICAN HISTORY classes!
THE REAL PAINTING IS IN NEW YORK AT THE MET.
What I found out is that my GREAT GRAND DADDY SECURED the BOATS to GO back and fourth with the Supplies and MEN and HORSES.
ALL NIGHT LONG
BACK and FOUTH.
THIS is what enabled them to WIN the WAR!
GEORGE WASHINGTON and MY GREAT times 4 GRAND DADDY
were best of FRIENDS!
In fact, NATHANAEL and his wife named Two of their children after him and his wife MARTHA!
Do you know about THAT HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL HAMILTON?
I understand from a GOOD source that they mention
MAJOR GENERAL NATHANAEL GREENE!
After the WAR MAJOR GENERAL NATHANAEL GREENE moved to NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND!
That is were I was headed on MY TRIP to spend the weekend, SO I asked what street and told my tour guide I would do a DRIVE BY!
He gave me a photo out of a book and off I went to DISCOVER NEWPORT!
I had secured LODGING at OLD BEACH ROAD INN close to downtown and within walking distance of those MANSIONS!
I had many KISMET experiences…….
FIRST OFF I DROVE around the EAST COAST in MY HAT CAR!
With MY HAT riding in the back window!
Easy to find in a PARKING LOT!
I found my INN on OLD BEACH ROAD and let myself into the CARRIAGE HOUSE.
I had THE MAGNOLIA ROOM!
Do you know this HOUSE was owned by THE WEBSTER DICTIONARY’s GRAND DAUGHTER at ONE TIME!
Off to dinner I go walking down OLD BEACH ROAD, which then turns into MILL STREET.
Guess who lived on MILL STREET 233 years ago?
MY GRAND DADDY!
So, I am determined to find the house in NEWPORT as I took a snap with my phone of the house which is located in NEWPORT, R.I.
As soon as I reached MILL STREET my eyes went to THE POT below.
I have a thing for POTS!
I think I actually GROANED outLOAD.
I walked the length of the street but NO HOUSE that looked like the PHOTO I had.
Could they have torn DOWN a house from the 1700’s?
There was NEW CONSTRUCTION on this SHORT street!
I went to dinner.
Had my FIRST LOBSTER ROLL on a GLUTEN FREE BUN!
Determined to LOOK harder for THE HOUSE on my way back to THE CARRIAGE HOUSE!
As I reach the end of the road before it turns INTO OLD BEACH ROAD I look over at THAT POT!
OH MY GOODNESS!
MUST NOT HAVE LOOKED UP!
TOO BUSY GROANING thinking how could I get one or THREE HOME!
THERE SHE WAS!
LOOKING ALMOST IDENTICAL to the photo I had from a photo taken in 1901!
I even counted the windows.
Pretty DARN NEAT I was staying basically on the same STREET less then a BLOCK away!
What’s even more interesting is the OWNER of The INN had almost bought THAT HOUSE!
Just think if he had done that I would have been sleeping in the SAME HOUSE!
Never mind this MAN had lived in MILL VALLEY and played ROCK IN ROLL Musica in MUIR WOODS in the 1970’s!
After the PARK was CLOSED!!!
I GREW up in MILL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA!
Never mind the night before my waitress had lived in MILL VALLEY!
I walked into a JEWELRY shop cause I DONOT OWN ENOUGH and chatted with a lovely girl named ELIZABETH.
She came from LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA and her GRAND PARENTS live in MY TOWN NOW!
There was another MILL VALLEY connection but it has left me NOW!
When I inquired about DIRECTIONS to MAJOR GENERAL NATHANAEL GREENE’s BIRTH HOME
I met a MAN who had a SON
Guess WHERE that SON lives?
I ENJOYED NEWPORT SO MUCH I want to MOVE THERE!
I texted THE ITALIAN one night at dinner telling HIM I had the RETIREMENT YEARS FIGURED OUT!
He has ALWAYS wanted to rent a RV
and drive cross COUNTRY!
I told HIM to start shopping!
HAVE to take ALL the animals however, so that means a chicken coop on the back end!
HE CAN DO IT!
HE is a USEFUL MAN.
Like THE ELMS MANSION HAD!
We will load up and drive cross country in MAY and stay through OCTOBER!
Then head back to CALIFORNIA for the WINTER months.
JUST LIKE THOSE PEOPLE in THOSE MANSIONS!
Do you know some of them only lived there for 6 weeks out of the YEAR!
It is TRUE!
I can PRETEND the RV is MY COACH.
A CHANDELIER will be installed as well!
I CAN DREAM.
NEXT BLOG POST those MANSIONS and HOW I WAS RECOGNIZED CLEAR ACROSS THE COUNTRY!
Plus, how an INSTAGRAM FOLLOWER led me to an ANCESTOR.
I will start WRITING THAT POST SOON!
BUT FIRST LOOK AT THESE PEE WEE HYDRANGEA’s!!!