But of course some of the Garden State's weirder attractions deserve some homage, too.
(I learned more from the dinosaur artist's wikipedia page than I ever learned living a quarter of a mile from him for decades. I have no idea what's up with that Tin Man, but Jersey's certainly got heart...)
I also was glad to show my son the school where I went to kindergarten through 4th grade...
and to go digging for treasure at the local swap meet,
However, we had just as much fun rooting around my parents' musty attic...
and checking out the local flora and fauna.
A heavenly good time.
FYI, that flea market contained what I think is a pretty rare find... at least in my geeky universe... and I'm planning another post to talk more about it.