“Moochdocking” at its FINEST!

Sorry – I know my email subscribers got an email that I had actually published this a few days ago.  Sorry about that, I hit publish instead of save – OOPS!

Our time at the Jersey Shore is over for now.  Not sure when we will be back, and while that makes me a bit sad, it is also exciting to move on to other people, places and things.

I decided to drive the day we pulled out of Lake & Shore Campground in Ocean View, NJ.  We had a short travel day (yes, again – we are getting a bit spoiled!) and arrived at our destination, our first moochdocking spot about 2:30pm.  By 3:00pm we were all set up for spending the long Labor Day weekend with our very good friends, the Infosino’s!  Let me tell you – their driveway was built for moochdocking!

we fit the rig with plenty of room for their own cars to fit also!

we fit the rig with plenty of room for their own cars to fit also!

HUGE driveway!

HUGE driveway!

Bill and I have been friends with Tony since 10th grade.  He and Bill had a class together and next thing you know we found ourselves hanging out on weekends.  He met his bride, Ulrica, during their first semester at Rutgers and they’ve been stuck like glue to one another ever since.  They have 5 children, Ben (who’s 20), Rebecca (who is 17) and the 14 year old triplets, Christoper, Matthew and Geoffrey.  It is always busy at the Infosino’s!  They handle it with (what appears to be) relative ease and a lot of humor, there is always lots of laughter when we are with them!

Rebecca and her bunny (I think it's name is) Mozzy

Rebecca and her bunny, Muzzy

We spent most of our time just visiting, we had lots of catching up to do!  They hosted a Labor Day picnic on Sunday, and a lot of family came.  We hadn’t seen any of them since before the triplets were born, as we had moved to KY by then.  Everyone wanted to take a tour of the rig and we were happy to show off our home!

We LOVE dippy stuff with chips! Here we have all kinds of yummy homemade goodies - queso, guacamole, vidallia onion dip (WOW - need the recipe for this one!), and pizza dip (need this one too!)

We LOVE dippy stuff with chips! Here we have all kinds of yummy homemade goodies – queso, guacamole, vidallia onion dip (WOW – need the recipe for this one!), and pizza dip (need this one too!)

you KNOW this is one of my all time fav's - BBQ chicken!

you KNOW this is one of my all time fav’s – BBQ chicken!

friends for life - Tony and Bill

friends for life – Tony and Bill

lots of hungry people!

lots of hungry people! – and one is missing!

a fun thing we decided to do was movies on the driveway! It was a great idea - kids and adults both loved it!

a fun thing we decided to do was movies on the driveway! It was a great idea – kids and adults both loved it!

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had to include this one of Oma (German for Grandmother) and I - LOVE it!

had to include this one of Oma (German for Grandmother) and I – LOVE it!

The pool gets a lot of use

The pool gets a lot of use

Tony - in his fav spot!

Tony – in his fav spot!

Saturday afternoon, Bill, Tony and I headed over to one of their fav afternoon spots, the Seward Johnson (yes of Johnson & Johnson) Grounds for Sculpture.  I had never heard of it, but it was a very cool place.  I have to admit that sometimes sculptures confuse me, the abstract ones anyway.  Some I really like a lot, but either way, I do appreciate the work that goes into them.   Which are your fav’s?

I think this was Bill's fav

I think this was Bill’s fav

see - this is just strange to me - don't get it

see – this is just strange to me – don’t get it

this one is intriguing

this one is intriguing

this is just silly - in case you can't tell - the girl is peeing

this is just silly – in case you can’t tell – the girl is peeing

love the shells

love the conch shells

peek-a-boo!

peek-a-boo!

cool bench

cool bench

I liked this one a lot

I liked this one a lot

THIS one actually might be Bill's fav

THIS one actually might be Bill’s fav

very cool

very cool

these are REAL lily-pads

these are REAL lily-pads

Bill crashing the party

Bill crashing the party

I wasn't invited either

I wasn’t invited either

close up

close up

like I said, some are just - I don't know

like I said, some are just – I don’t know

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9/11 Tribute

9/11 Tribute

I liked this room a lot also

I liked this room a lot also

this one is my absolute fav! Monet's Bridge

this one is my absolute fav! Monet’s Bridge  – I wanted to get a pic of Bill and I standing on it, but with so many people, it was too difficult

Monday, after a yummy breakfast of bagels, pork roll and eggs, we made our way to my sisters in Lewes, DE.  Another reasonably short day.  It wouldn’t have been, had been been heading the other way on RT 1.

its always best to be going against the traffic, especially at the end of a holiday weekend

its always best to be going against the traffic, especially at the end of a holiday weekend

I had been a bit apprehensive as to whether or not we would actually fit into my sisters driveway.  Her BF, Rodney, who drives 18 wheelers, said no problem, just might have to trim a tree limb or two, but I was still skeptical.  Well, after a very small amount of “jockeying”, Bill got us all snug as a bug in a rug right next to the house.  I have to say it is a cozy fit, but he got it in a slides out, all is good!

all set up

all set up

told you it was tight!

told you it was tight!

While at Shannon’s, we have been doing a fair amount of not much of anything.  We have gone to the movies, out to lunch, Bill went to a tour of DogFish Head Brewery, and kayaking.  I have also helped Shannon to go through some stuff.  I happen to have a good amount of experience in sorting stuff, having just done it myself last spring/summer.  She currently has her house for sale and hopes to be in FL before the cold of – what’s that season called? – oh yea – WINTER! sets in!

Bill went and took a tour

Bill went and took a tour

a view from the inside

a view from the inside – their filtration system

this is "Steampunk Tree House" is out front and was bought for $1 by Dogfish Head Brewery after it was done being used as an exhibit at "The Burning Man" in the Nevada desert in 2007

this is “Steampunk Tree House” is out front and was bought for $1 by Dogfish Head Brewery after it was done being used as an exhibit at “The Burning Man” in the Nevada desert in 2007

Indian River Inlet Bridge - taken from Masseys Landing

Indian River Inlet Bridge – taken from Masseys Landing

beautiful locations - one of Andrews fav spots

beautiful locations – one of Andrews fav spots

had I mentioned that Shannon is an excellent baker?

had I mentioned that Shannon is an excellent baker?

making a cake for her friend Dewey

making a cake for her friend Dewey

Andrew's bears - one is wearing the outfit he was brought home from the hospital in, one is wearing his fav cap, the other is wearing a shirt Bill and I brought him from Jamaica

Andrew’s bears – one is wearing the outfit he was brought home from the hospital in, one is wearing his fav cap, the other is wearing a shirt Bill and I brought him from Jamaica

Bill playing with Shannon's cat, Harley

Bill playing with Shannon’s cat, Harley

out to dinner with Dewey and Colleen

out to dinner with Dewey and Colleen

That wraps up our moochdocking time for now – it’s been great!  Just want to give a special shout-out to the Infosino Family

L to R front row first: Rebecca, Ulrica, Geoffrey, Ben, Matthew, Tony and Christoper

L to R front row first:
Rebecca, Ulrica, Geoffrey, Ben, Matthew, Tony and Christoper

Bill, me, Tony and Ulrica

Bill, me, Tony and Ulrica

and also Shannon for letting us fill your driveways, mooch off your electric, use your washer/dryers, cook and share food with you!  Bill and I both appreciate your generosity!  Thanks!

Next stop Millersville PA then Pittsburgh PA for quick last minute visits with the kids before heading to KY and Amazon for the fall!

4 thoughts on ““Moochdocking” at its FINEST!

  1. Thank You Kelly and Bill for the beautiful pictures and the great ‘write-up’. You always make us feel like we’re ‘with’ you in the blog.
    We are so very sorry we couldn’t meet up with you, have a meal together, while you were in DE.
    We had to get home on Tuesday 9/8 because I developed seven blood clots just under my skin, and had to report to my oncologist Tuesday afternoon.
    It’s nothing treatments won’t take care of as I continue to LIVE with my health challenges.
    It just wasn’t possible to meet up with you. You will be the first to know when Morris retires, hopefully, we can come to wherever you are then.
    Love, Hugs and Prayers to each of you, kisses to the furry children too.

    1. Thanks Elizabeth Anne! Bill and I were also disappointed we could not get together but understand your needing to take care of your health. I’m sure our paths will cross again on the road.
      We wish you well in your treatments and hope you are feeling better soon! It is also our hope Morris can retire soon.
      Hugs to you, Morris and Omega.

    1. We enjoyed our time there! Bill says I should have taken and included some pics of the weird (to me/us) ones but oh well – didn’t think of it. Was a cool place for sure!

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