Yesterday we took a ride the Red Mill in Clinton, NJ armed with a cooler filled with yummy submarine sandwiches and snacks. We arrived in Clinton and parked at the Red Mill and walked over the bridge to the side of the waterfall that faced the Mill and set down our cooler and got comfortable.
We ate our lunch enjoying the view of the Mill and the waterfall.
Luckily we were done with our lunch when Chris discovered that we had a lunch visitor sitting directly next to our cooler and US!! Eeeeeewwwwww!
I did NOT take my time getting up and out of there…but I did go back for a photo! Ha!
I have been wanting to visit the Mill for about a year and finally had the opportunity.
The ca. 1810 Red Mill was originally built as a woolen mill. Over the next 100 years, the Mill was used at different times to process grains, plaster, talc and graphite. The Mill was also used to produce peach baskets, as well as to generate electricity and pump water for the town.
After we ate I got some photography time in and was able to capture photos of the Mill (after waiting ten minutes for “MR JOHN” to get out of all of my shots! lol!).
It started out as a beautiful sunny day…perfect for a picnic but of course as soon as I was set up with the camera and tripod it started to rain a little. We devised a way to still be able to get my shots: I carry a black trash bag in my camera bag and we placed it over me and the camera like a mini-tent. Despite some shots with rain drops in them because the lens got a little wet I took some photos that I was pleased with. 🙂
After photos the drizzling rain stopped, we packed up my gear, and took a walk down the cute little main street of the town and Chris enjoyed an ice cream while I enjoyed an Italian ice. 🙂
The ice cream store was the most charming little place ever —> JJ Scoops!
We had such a wonderful day!! 🙂