On Tuesday of this week, I traveled down to Cape May, NJ to go birding with an old friend. Believe it or not, Cape May is one of the best places in the United States to watch annual migrations. But this post doesn’t have too much to do with birds. This post has to do with an experience I had at the Farley Plaza Rest Area along the Atlantic City Expressway.
As a crazy person who’s already discovered 5 Toynbee Tiles at 4 rest areas in 3 states, I was sure to drink an extra cup of coffee so that I could justify a stop on the A.C. expressway. Being even more insane, I was then able to spot these sparse, nearly unidentifiable fragments and positively identify them as the remnants of an old original Toynbee tile.
See it there in the lower right?
You can clearly see the tile here, right between the stop signs.
Fortunately my friend Mel (who had just wandered out of the car to photograph grackles hopping around in the rest area’s lawn) was nice enough to pull over and let me take the archival shots.