Monday, October 19, 2020

AUTUMNAL WEEKEND

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.

LOVED THEM!!!
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!!!!!

47 comments:

  1. "old time toys, adult novelties" these are two categories?

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    1. In just this case.... yes!!!!

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    2. the mistress could be a old time adult novelty himself.

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  2. Love that photo of you in the mask! Also that very creative propane tank jack-o-lantern!

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    1. Thx Debs!!!! Not bad for a half a century soon by one year!!!!!!!

      I ve told two guys I know to look at your blog. They have a site called Flamingo Heights at the campground. Tons of them on the trail. They would love those Skelton ones you posted. they should get these for Halloween up there.

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  3. William and I miss New Hope more then any other place, but were worried about the crowds. I enjoyed these pictures greatly...you capture the town perfectly, and I may add how fun you look!!! Nice to know a guy still wears a paper boy hat. Mask or no mask, your a handsome thing.

    Have you ever talked to the sax player? He is very intresting.

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    1. You guys will be alright during the week...a ghost town...no pun intended. Just the locals.

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  4. But the peacocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. If I come down, we have got to meet! These pictures are amazing. I love them all.Now like boring old Hershey. But your friend did porn?!?!?!?! Oh, now I want to know more, specially like did you behave in the room?!? LOL!!!!

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    1. Yes he did three porns but I won't kiss and tell......lol!!!!!!

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  6. What a fabulous tour! That MG caught my eye. Your town is charming.

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    1. I think you'd loved it Jimmy...knowing your personality. I loved that MG too. Many here drive "weekend" vinatge cars. It's cool. They had style and grace.

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  7. Yay. Another tour post. Those peacocks are something. Does someone own them?

    Your looking mighty fine mistress. Not enough men wear hats anymore. Those macaroons look yummy and is that car a vintage European MG?!?!?! I LOVE it. A fun feast today.

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    1. Yes...It seems to be a vinatge MG!!!! I love my paper boy hats. And most men look sexy in them I think.

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  8. Enjoyed all the pictures!
    xoxo :-)

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  9. This post easily sums up why you love your area so much. And having travels all over , there is no where like autumn than on the east coast. I love me sweater weather. I enjoy seeing the festivity too. A colorful place.

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    1. I'm ready to break out my cashmere sweaters....

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  10. I can never tire of looking at pictures of your area, it's always charming. I would have loved to have seen the trumper trash truck getting boo'ed!!!! But how cool is the antique MG?!?!?

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  11. Another gorgeous tour. I love your town for all its quirks and history and beauty.
    I lovelovelove that Propane Jack-o-Lantern. We have an empty in the garage and I may paint it up like that.

    Lastly, as a shoe whore, are those your shoes in that first picture? I need to know what kind because I need them!!!

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    1. Those are my tooties! I got those sneaker two years ago from a designer call Vince. They are very comfortable, while still looking semi stylish, lol.

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  12. it WAS a nice weekend for guests to tour the area.

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  13. It's all so lovely. I need to spend all of autumn in New Hope. And what impresses me..even the couple in the convertible have on masks!!!!!!! I also love all the witches.

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    1. Yes....I didn't notice that till I was looking at my pictures later.

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  14. So glad you had such a great time. Sad about the good businesses that can't make it through this. I've never shared a room with a porn star... as far as I know. Oh, how the mind does wonder.

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    1. When I first met him I didn't know that tidbit for some time. Then one day he just told me and showed me the video. Ohhhhh my.

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  15. Ok so, we’re going to get another post about your evening shenanigans with your roommate? You should have a good fantasy post, at least.

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    1. Hummmmmmm. I will say he fills on sport briefs very well....

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  16. Oh, and I see you paid a visit to the Blair Witch.

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  17. What a handsome strutting young lad! You look good in that shirt! Woot woot. What porn star could resist you? Have a lovely. And maybe a couple more? Hee hee. Enjoy sugar plum. Here in the Minnie Apple? We so jell! (of the ex-porn star). Sigh.

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  18. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my fav movies. Love your T-shirt! And John was everywhere last week!
    Love the shops. I’d visit just to go in a shopping spree! LoL
    I would love to meet the peacocks!

    XoXo

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    1. I haven't met one yet I didn't like!!!

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  19. Your even cute with a mask on cutie. Magical pictures. I probably wouldn't even fit in the sportcar, LMAO!!!!! It was a glorious weekend thought wasn't it?

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  20. What a gorgeous place, sweetpea! I see I'm not the only one who loves a vintage MG! Great photo of you, too! xoxo

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    1. Hey my little sweet pepper!!!! That seems to be a favorite picture today.

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  21. Now that is Halloween! Good for all of them !

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    1. This is Halloween!!!!! Im loving it. My fair hamlet just put the scarecrows up on the towns lightposts all through the borough. They supply the poles and hay, the kids supply the creativity and character.

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  22. So does part 2 of this post talk about the all night running of lines with the porno actor getting him ready for his next film?

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    1. Well, I wasn't the best line runner, although I did have the moaning and grunts down real well.

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  23. Peacocks in the street? What the? Fabulous!

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    1. I find it hard to believe dear, you have never seen two cocks in the street before?

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  24. What a treat to share your trip to town! Highlights for me are 1) the shot of you - masked- in the NYC tee ( w poster of same in the background ant 2) the MG siting ( my dream car at one time)!

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  25. I loved the pictures, but who is this Kalen? We want pics!

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  26. The Chocolate Box does look fun - wonderful window decorations! My favourite Hallowe'en display out of this selection has to be the three scarecrow witches around their cauldron, though. Fabulously creepy!

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  27. I agree with Mr Devine about the three witches - I'd like to make my own.
    Are you going to tell us more about sharing a room with an ex porn star???
    Sx

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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