It has been almost 3 months since I moved from Ridgewood to South Brunswick in NJ.
This is how our Ridgewood saga began.
Our move to Ridgewood happened in April of 2006 from Colorado. We were all excited that we were moving closer to the Big Apple. But all that became a nightmare once my older daughter started school in Ridgewood ,NJ. She was in grade 5 at that time and younger one was just 4 years old. My older daughter was tiny/petite for her age and none of the kids were friendly with her. Day in and out it was a nightmare as she was bullied every single day for various reasons. Reported it in school but did not help. The principal said “your child needs to be more social blah blah.. ” . It was tough 2 years before we decided to move back to India in 2008.
She had a great time completing middle school in India. Unfortunately the move could not be permanent and we had to move back to the US and once again it was Ridgewood we had to come back to. My younger one was in Grade 1 by then. Life was okay , though not so great. We were still deciding whether to buy a home in Ridgewood or Princeton. Favored Ridgewood over Princeton due to logistic reasons as both of us worked very close to Ridgewood. My older daughter completed school at RHS . She may not have had the best time but it was better than her initial elementary and middle school years here.
The next problem began with my younger daughter in middle school. Once she moved into High school it got worse.What is it about Ridgewood that makes life tough for some kids ????? I have had the worst two years of my life in this town and do not wish to go into the details but finally had to move out 😦
Currently my daughter is pursuing High School in School Brunswick. So far so good… I miss Ridgewood but moving has helped her cope with all the distractions and drama that Ridgewood is all about..
With spring in full bloom, there’s no better time to enjoy Ridgewood. When it comes to photographing flowers, your unique viewpoint plays an important role to your final results. You stand before trees and fields in full bloom, and while it’s beautiful in your eyes, the ability to translate its majesty through the lens requires a few techniques!!
Spend a few moments taking in the scenery and contemplating which parts of nature speak loudest.
A town bordering Ridgewood. Although there are family histories and church documentation about early pioneers, one of the earliest written notices that specifically mentions Ho-Ho-Kus is the 1698 Van Emburgh deed. It records the purchase, for thirty-two pounds ten shillings, of half of a 500 acre patent of land by David Provoast and Johannes Van Inburgh from Issac Kingsland to whom it had been granted by the Proprietors of East New Jersey. A transcription from the original document states: “Hoghakas (Ho-Ho-Kus) in ye Provinse of East and New Jargy ye 2d of may ano Dom 1698 There apaired before me Pieter Johnson and Jaccomintie his wife & Declared This within instrement to be There vollantary act & Deed as wittnis my hand.”
The Saddle River flows south through much of Bergen County, New Jersey. From its feeder streams in Upper Saddle River and the source in Airmont, New York, the Saddle River continues south for 16.3 miles, passing through the towns of Saddle River, Waldwick, Ho-Ho-Kus, Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Paramus, Fair Lawn, Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, Lodi, Garfield, and Wallington.
Saddle River County Park is a 577-acre linear park that meanders with the Saddle River and its tributary brooks. It consists of five park areas that are linked by a multi-use path, including circular paths around some ponds.
My husband a happy biker (regular) on this path posing for me.He rarely likes to be in a picture (especially on social media platforms). The trail definitely is a go to place to and get some much need relaxation and exercise. Body and mind kind of thing.
Don’t make me sad, don’t make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough I don’t know why
Keep making me laugh,
Lets go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime
(Lana Del Ray song born to die)
This trail for some reason reminded me of this song.