Bets are already circulating from my mother and friends here in the Burg, how long it will be till I return to Bucks County?!? With work being hectic, and the damn blogger hoopla...it was great to get away for a four-day weekend. My ever-faithful town of New Hope and Lambertville didn't disappoint. While the weather was refreshingly crisp already, we avoided rain till later in the day on Sunday. And it was great being back!!!!! The Lumbersexual put me up, in so many ways, at his place, which seemed odd to be catty corner from my old place...and then was joined by the Lad on Saturday along with the Capital Street Duo and good friends Rebeckah and her hubby, all from Harrisburg. We all had rooms in town. Of course, there was much eating... and drinking, and some shopping then more drinking. I found some great vintage clothes at excellent prices. Some of the first clothing I have bought since the pandemic started. It was also nice to see the town was in full swing of embracing it's Patron holiday...Halloween. How this Halloween will feel quite different in feeling with not being there. Monday was spent in Philadelphia. But the sights of New Hope certainly didn't disappoint and got me in the mood for fall finally.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
SEEN IN NEW HOPE
A bit sad to see the Mansion Inn was closed. I can remember seeing Hugh Jackman dinning there once, in addition to the Mistress performing there with some up-do's on many occasions.
Always an interesting shop to go in and peruse their macabre and haunted items.
Oldestone. This place was long known as Marsha Browns...but she sold it and retuned back to New Orleans after 15 years. One of my favorite places. The above is the main dinning floor and I had a excellent gin cocktail called Bee-Kind. A variation of a Bee's Knees. Three went down quite nice.
If one is familiar with New Hope, then you know Loves Saves the Day never disappoints with their shop antics and their windows!!!! And contrary to popular belief that's NOT ME behind the carriage of ties hung over on Sunday. But look at this display in the store.
The Logan Inn has been a long time favorite of locals and it was nice to go in and finally see the new space. The Logan Inn is one of the five oldest inns in the US dating back to 1713, and the longest running inn in Bucks County... and it's well known it's haunted, and included on the ghost tour. But I was highly impressed with their renovations, while keeping much of the original structure intact. The old and new together married beautifully. And what a bar!!!!!! One of several I might add.
Poor Rebekah at the bar...waiting for us queens to get ready to meet for drinks... hey, all this magic just doesn't happen.
Some tags alongs!
Lovely local art at a gallery.
A lovely home, one of many in Lambertville.
One of the best kept secrets between the sister river towns...The Boat House. Hands down the best made cock-a-tails by extremely professional, old-world trained barkeeps. Mostly locals know about it. It's very small, quaint, and close quarters inside...but the damn best drinks I ever had. They are not much into the flashy drinks like hen parties would drink. And if you order a Cosmo, they'll make it, but I'm sure they'd appalled.
Like when my concubine, the Lad, ordered one against my telling him to get a Ginger Sidecar instead. Look at the deviant look. Yeah, I know, it's hard to not see the man spread. When we left, I think he was with us, but I may have left him there, or at the shop after that. I can't remember...too many drinks. I don't worry about it, I had him chipped after all.
And look at this lovely Zinnia Garden at another home- still flourishing.
So, there was all that.