Saturday, June 2, 2012

When Hubby Gets The ITCH To Go !

Woke up this morning and hubby said, "Let's go somewhere today!"
I said sure what do you have in mind . . .

And away we go . . .

Headed south west so first stop had to be nourishment.
Guess where I am.

Eggs, chicken, grits, fried apples & biscuits.


If you guessed Cracker Barrel you are correct !  hah

After breakfast we headed over this neat bridge.

Where were we headed?

From Lambertville NJ to New Hope PA

First we stopped at Peddler's Village in Lahaska PA
We had no idea they were having a nice craft show.
It is such fun walking around all the specialty shops.
They also have outlet shopping.

Here are several of the shops we visited.
Canterbury Tales Forever - this book store had
the most unusual bookmarks.

The Nut Kettle - walk inside and the smell of  nuts is soooo good.

The Mole Hole - tried to get hubby to get a photo with this
sweet gal in the photo but he passed on the idea. hah

Grandpa Hicks - Cheese and Gourmet
Oh my goodness so many things that tempted me.
Walkers Shortbread, all kinds of dips, coffee etc

Country Accents - being a lover of all things "Country"
I told hubby I could die happily in this store.

Some very talented and creative folks at the craft show.
Jewelry, paintings, wood working.

Here I am in front of the Old Mill.
I love it and it still works too.

Isn't this a great hot dog truck?
The hot dogs tempted me also hah

They have Lighthouse Gallaries with Thomas Kinkade paintings.
It was very sad walking around looking at all
his beautiful paintings of "Light"

On the way home we decided to stop at Washington's crossing.

Here's a little history from Wikipedia

Washington's crossing of the Delaware River, which occurred on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, was the first move in a surprise attack organized by George Washington against the Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey on the morning of December 26. Planned in partial secrecy, Washington led a column of Continental Army troops across the icy Delaware River in a logistically challenging and dangerous operation. Other planned crossings in support of the operation were either called off or ineffective, but this did not prevent Washington from surprising and defeating the troops of Johann Rall quartered in Trenton. The army crossed the river back to Pennsylvania, this time burdened by prisoners and military stores taken as a result of the battle.
Washington's army then crossed the river a third time at the end of the year, under conditions made more difficult by the uncertain thickness of the ice on the river. They defeated British reinforcements under Lord Cornwallis at Trenton on January 2, 1777, and defeated his rear guard at Princeton on January 3, before retreating to winter quarters in Morristown, New Jersey.

The crossing site.

A surviving kitchen and ice house wing of a larger 19th century structure.


I love these old Flags !

On the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware is the Washington Crossing Historic Park and on the New Jersey side is Washington Crossing State Park.

On the Pennsylvania side they have beautiful historic homes like this one.

And this amazing statue.

 It was given to the "People of the United States" by the citizens of Bedford, Indiana and the Indiana Limestone Industry in the Bicentennial year of 1976.

Here's a better photo of it from the internet.

The two areas are connected by Washington Crossing Bridge.

Let me tell you, I was freaking out crossing this bridge.
I have no fear of bridges but this one was so TIGHT.
I mean you had to trust the other drive to stay so close
on their side and you on yours to fit. I was very
happy when we reached the other side.
I bet I was driving Gary crazy hah

They have this footbridge that takes you over Route 29.
From the side where we parked our car to the park itself 
was all up hill hah  - Oh Lord, I was working it. 

Beautiful view from the footbridge though.

Here I am so happy to be at the top ready for the down hill side.

I enjoyed learning about the Durham Boats.
The very type used by George Washington.

They have these replica's of the boats George Washington would
have used to cross the Delaware.  I thought they were so interesting.

I understand they do reenactments.
Like the photo below.

Well, for just "waking up" on a Saturday morning
 and hopping in the car -  it was such a fun day.

Food, shopping, history and at the cost of a breakfast and 1/2 tank of gas.

Can't do better then that!

Got back home rested a bit then headed to one of
our favorites for dinner.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.        James 1:17

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