Yesterday was not the regular Monday.
First day of school was cancelled with power out in many places, so we spent an unexpected family day together biking along the Delaware River in NJ. We revisited our old town of Stockton, NJ where we lived for many years.
From Frenchtown to Lambertville we went. Every path we biked down held the sounds of generators cranking and basements being pumped. We passed flooded houses, sand bagged front doors, firefighters racing to a new scene to help, and people placing their damaged things on the curb. Police were patrolling in Lambertville on the look out for looters.
We were re-routed many times due to down trees, power lines, and buckled roads. The water passed by in a roaring wave, covering all with debris. We passed many people scraping the mud out of the inside of their cars. Nothing was left untouched in the path of raging waters that are slowly receding.
My husband’s work in Princeton, NJ is still without power. I hope once again, folks in NJ – and along the East Coast – can get back to normal soon after another devastating hurricane. Check out the slideshow below.