Day Trip: New Hope Pennsylvania

Every now and again I eschew my regular Monday responsibilities (which are mostly self-inflicted, since my full-time job is Tuesday through Saturday) and The Hubs and I head somewhere fun for the day. Our last trip was way back in August, so it was about darn time we headed out of our local digs and hung out someplace else. On this occasion we decided to return to New Hope, Pennsylvania. New Hope is a quirky sort of place: it’s a meeting place for motorcycle enthusiasts, has a large LGBT Pride Parade every year, provides eclectic craft and antique shopping and riverside dining. It’s a cute little town that caters to a wide variety of tastes.

Washington Crossing State Park, NJ Johnson Ferry House
Via Wiki Commons

We started on the opposite side of the Delaware River in New Jersey with a quick stop at Washington Crossing State park. They have a great display of revolutionary war artifacts in their Visitor’s Center. We didn’t stay too long because I was hungry for TACOS! So hungry, in fact, I took no pictures of the park… or my delicious lunch. I’d discovered a seriously authentic taqueria in Lambertville, NJ, Tacos Cancun, which is a teensy tiny hole-in-the-wall place, which are always THE BEST KIND of place. I was super-psyched to have some Tacos de Lengua (beef tongue), but sadly, they were out. The chorizo and al pastor (pork) tacos did not disappoint, however. This is seriously authentic Mexican food. Double corn tortillas, meat, topped only with cilantro and onions and served with radishes, cucumbers, a grilled spring onion and a grilled jalapeno. SO YUMMY.

Not open on Mondays 😦

After that hearty meal we moved our car across the mighty Delaware and spent the rest of the afternoon strolling down Main Street, browsing in shops and checking out the local history.

Locktender’s House

Isn’t it cute?

20161107_130748We even met this little guy sunning himself in front of a shop:

20161107_125259And then we saw this… thing… which is apparently an art installation with a live cam. Weird.

20161107_130920Walking back on the other side of the street, we found a lovely tea and spice shop where I found a new type of dried chile I just had to take home with me.

2016-11-12-19.00.30.jpg.jpgAnd of course we had to stop at a place called HOUSE OF JERKY!

20161107_132755The Hubs insisted we buy the combo pack, which contains SIXTEEN meat sticks of various flavor.

We decided to traipse out onto the bridge to check out the view. We’re on the PA side looking back over to our home state of NJ.

We browsed several more shops and decided it was warm enough (and we’d walked enough) to indulge in some delicious ice cream. I chose Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel and The Hubs chose S’Mores, both delicious!

20161107_144014After that, we headed home and ate a healthy meal of beef bulgogi, white rice and spinach and just relaxed. A truly lovely day!



3 thoughts on “Day Trip: New Hope Pennsylvania”

  1. You had absolutely gorgeous weather on Monday!! Did you know that there is a huge flea market in Lambertville open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 6 am – 4 pm. I have found treasures there! Plus it’s FUN!

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