After two weeks of work, and last weekend spent taking care of errands near home, it was time for another Voyage of DH. I had plans for a longer trip, but one thing was working enormously against me: it is mid-July in New Jersey, and it is very hot and humid. The heat, by itself, is manageable, but the humidity makes the outdoors… uncomfortable. Given the heat, I postponed my longer trip for another weekend, and decided to head back to a favorite spot, only forty miles from my home.
First, though, was a trip to my local Honda dealer, Burns Honda in Marlton, NJ, for an oil change and tire rotation. The service area waiting room was unusually busy for a Saturday morning, so I made good use of the dealership’s wifi to catch up on some missed TV shows while my car was serviced. A little over an hour later, the service manager told me my car was ready, and good to go for another 7500 miles.
Saturday night, I drove over to Philadelphia to stop by one of my favorite restaurants: Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House. According to the history on the restaurant’s website, pulled noodles were originally a dish that nomads in northwest China would serve. Later in China’s history, the first recorded noodle house, Sun and Moon Inn, would only serve this dish to the wealthy and to government officials. Fortunately, hand drawn noodles are much easier to come by in 2016… just go to Nan Zhou!
Sunday afternoon I drove down to WheatonArts and Cultural Center. WheatonArts is a museum and glass studio located in Millville, New Jersey, which was the location of the earliest glass industry in the pre-independence colonies. The museum’s collections span from the earliest glass production in America to the present day. In addition, there are glass-working and ceramics studios on site, where artisans come to practice their trade. There are even glass blowing classes offered; you can show up and create your own glass objects, under guidance of WheatonArts staff. It is a very fun place to visit, located a few miles off Route 55 in southern New Jersey.
WheatonArts is a great attraction that is geared for learners of all ages, from little children to grown adults. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from April to December (only the stores are open from January through March). Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students, and children 5 and under can get in for free. It is also conveniently located near Route 55, and makes a great place to stop on the way to the Jersey shore. Thanks for coming along on another Voyage of DH!