I remember once when my mother and I traveled to a city far from New Jersey a man asked where we were from. When we told him he said “Oh, you’re from the garbage state!” Well, his attempt of a pun on “The Garden State,” the state’s nickname, was not only rude, but also completely off. New Jersey is actually quite amazing, in my opinion. We have over a million acres of protected pine forest, fields with rich soil, miles of beautiful sand beaches, and plenty of wonderful wildlife, even bears. One landmark everybody knows, but few people realize as being located in New Jersey waters, is the Statue of Liberty!