Last week's walk
Well the weekend came and went ,and I have to admit I was a wee bit nervous about going out into New Hope. It always gets a nice crowd on weekends, but the summer and autumn the town swells in numbers. But with so many shops and galleries gone, from the pandemic, I thought it might not be to bad. Wrong. The town swelled and traffic was bumper to bumper. But luckily the restaurants and pub were all only at 40% and every place had outdoor dinning, and certain streets are closed and converted to more outdoor dinning. The best part was almost everyone we encountered had on masks, even on the street walking which was great to see. At one point, a huge 4x4 drove through with trumpers in it and in the cab, with huge American and trump flags waving off the back. Boy....were the passer-bys booing those suckers!! In this part of Bucks, it's rare to see any trump support anywhere. Yet the state republican here does very little who has this seat. She only inherited it from the one who was well liked four years ago. She had no experience....so I'm am wishing and donated to Marlene Katz hoping she will take her out. Marlene is a wonderful woman too. So the day was lovely. I made it to the first two shops I've been into since June. We had a meal out and got in right quick as I knew the drag queen that works there, and we heard some very nice street music.
This lovely gent, plays the sax in Lambertville almost every day
My favorite shop Love Saves the Day, for old fashioned bric and brac, old time toys, adult novelties and vintage clothing. And their signs are generally pretty funny. This store has never let more then 20 people in, even before the pandemic hit, at one time...and no kids!!!!!
I had a Holly Golighty moment and couldn't resist this mask. Went nice with my paper boy hat!!! And it was pure coincidence I had on a NYC shirt!!!!
I want one of these lights! A man from the Middle East owns this shop. Glad to see he hung on.
Witches seemed to be everywhere all over town. Some in the middle of the woods.
The owner of this house did a very creative jack....a painted, old propane tank from a gas grill!!!! That is cool!
I love the Halloween festivity of this town. We really embrace the spirit here. It's big business here I tell ya.
Hit up Sciascia for some of their delicious macaroons for the room later.
I love this candy shop, but their windows look rather fun
The best thing we saw all day...that topped everything, was seeing the infamous peacocks over in Lambertville. We came around a corner and finally saw first hand, the peacocks!!!!!! There my favorite bird, next to, of course cock. Looked like they were out for a walk like everybody else, and quite possibly ran into Joe Finkle's Hardware Shop for something, I tried not to pry. I couldn't help but wonder if the male was the same one years ago that landed on the railing of the hotel while I enjoyed a libation?
So a great weekend, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Nice to get out to take a nice walk about, a little shopping and another meal out all with good friends. After dinner, we walked more a bit, before going back to the motel where I had booked us rooms. I sadly don't think this lovely motel will make it...and will yet be another gay owned place to shutter We were two of 40 rooms. There may have been maybe 15 rooms with guest. We continued to enjoy some good stiffeners on our little patios, with talk and music. My friend Kalen who also came down from Harrisburg, shared my room. Did I mention he used to do porn? Sharing a room with a ex- porn star, who' s still not yet 32 during a pandemic!?!?!
Hope everyone has a wonderfully scary Monday!!!!!