Texas Aggie Ring at the Henry Hudson Springs
Jersey Shore Fightin’ Texas Aggie Ring and I drove up the coast today to the New Jersey Highlands for lunch. After lunch, with no particular place to go or any particular time to be there, Aggie Ring said, “Why don’t you drive down Mount Mitchell to the Henry Hudson Springs so I can partake of the restorative spring water.”
You see, the Henry Hudson Springs were shown to Henry Hudson while he was exploring what would become New York Harbor by the Lenni Lenape Indians. Henry Hudson and his men used to springs to provide water for the ship and its crew. Packet ships continued to use the springs into the 1900s. Today, due to development on the Jersey Coast, the springs are more of a “dripping springs.”
The locals who live in the area believe the springs have restorative powers and increase longevity. They say that if you smoke enough weed next to the springs during a full moon, you’ll see the Virgin Mary.
The location of the springs is in an unmarked residential area that almost no one visits. They were a bit overgrown with some vegetation, but that didn’t stop Aggie Ring from running down the stone steps and jumping right in. “Oh my,” said Aggie Ring. “I feel better already.” Then, Aggie Ring jumped right under the magical waters of the Henry Hudson Springs and cried out, “I feel like a new Aggie Ring!”
On our way back to the car, Aggie Ring asked me, “When’s the next full moon?”