Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Hope



We took a ride to New Hope, PA on Tuesday. It was a beautiful day, and we were able to dine alfresco by the Delaware River for lunch.


New Hope is a historic town on the Delaware, just a short walk across a narrow bridge from Lambertville, NJ. The town is sometimes described as "artsy" or "new agey," and there are lots of shops and restaurants. Some of the shops carry unique, handcrafted items, and some carry the usual touristy stuff. Most of the shops are located in partially restored historic buildings of the father-son-holy spirit variety (three story early American firetraps) often found in East Coast revolutionary era towns (Philly, Trenton, etc.).


The ride up through New Jersey was nice, traveling through the pinelands, then through Trenton and the outskirts of Princeton, and winding along the Delaware past Washington's Crossing State Park. It's nice to remember some of the good things about New Jersey. There is quite a lot of bitterness here these days, centered on politics and state and local budgets. It can sometimes be hard to see this as a nice place to live. It was nice to forget all of that for one lovely spring day.

8 comments:

mommanator said...

I havent been to New Hope in so many years, I dont care to add up, but liked it then too

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend you day!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend you day!

Merci said...

Mommanator-
It would be a cool girls day out sometime!

Anonymous-
Yes, it really was a nice day.

secret agent woman said...

What a pretty town. And I love that sculpture.

Virginia Gal said...

I love the pics! What a great way to spend a Sunday, I'm so jealous of you!!!

I love these historic towns with cute shops : )

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Life with Kaishon said...

I live pretty close to New Hope! It is such a pretty town. I simply must go there and shoot one day this summer : ) Thanks for inspiring me!

I saw you were nominated for a blog luxe award and I wanted to come over and congratulate you! Good luck! : )