DayTrippin’

Tara and I took a Sunday ride (I remember as a child my mom, dad, sometimes my grandmother and myself would take a “Sunday ride” after church….. with the price of gas skyrocketing, I think we will be staying pretty close to home).  She wanted to go to Lambertville, NJ (because she ♥ Adam Lambert and she loves going on long car rides!)  I think because she has my undivided attention, she can listen to her music, and when she wants, she reclines the seat and chills.  At first I was hesitant, but then I thought about the possibility of photo ops, so I agreed.  I’m going to combine my Mellow Yellow Monday, Ruby Tuesday, Mid Week Blues and Watery Wednesday all into one post!

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We followed the “yellow” line and crossed the New Hope – Lambertville Bridge.

Then we made a stop along the river in the D&R Canal State Park

I was a bit blue to see that someone had left their beer bottle behind.  I took it and put it in the trash.
I loved the look of this bridge.

Canadian Geese on the Delaware.
Mallards on the river.

Water Fowl on the Delaware

I love this yellow and red sign, especially with the coffee cup!

I’m not sure what the Yellow Zone was,
but I saw this in the parking lot of the Ivyland-New Hope Train Station.
Figured it was perfect for Mellow Yellow Monday.
I was able to add another Mule from the Miles of Mules project to my collection.
He’s got a bit of yellow on his blanket.  I posted about the Mules here.

For Ruby Tuesday – A Fire Alarm on a telephone pole. Don’t see those often.
This old lady with her yellow bag,  looked so real as we came
around the bend into the shopping area of New Hope.

I would have loved to stop in and have a cup of coffee on the patio,
but it was packed!  Love the RED brick.

Cars from the New Hope Ivyland train.  One of these days I am going to ride on the train!


In honor of the arrival of March,
I thought I would include this sculpture on the property of
Byers Choice, Chalfont, PA which is on our way home.
They make figurines… creepy looking in my opinion.
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  1. Hi Martha ~~ You had a nice ride and got some real nice pictures. Surely it was worth it for the gas money?

    When I saw the first picture of the bridge it reminded me of the last time three weeks ago when I took my dog, Adi, to my SIL's in Louisiana getting ready for this trip.
    Well, I got a ticket for speed in on a bridge across part of Dam B Lake and over the Trinity River part. The trooper said he clocked me at 66 in a 55. I was eating a cookie and drinking coffee and had just said to Mrs. Jim that I should slow down.
    He gave me a warning for going five percent over the speed limit. That was nice of him. I guess he liked our dog.

    My first post is for MidWeek Blues and the next one down is for Ruby Tuesday.
    Happy MidWeek Blues!
    ..

  2. Oh my gosh, I thought the lady was real too! LOL. I hope to do the train sometime too. Glad you got to get out….the price of gas is killing my photo adventure budget!

  3. The New Hope and Ivyland train ride is a lot of fun! They also have longer rides now and then that go to the Hatboro train station (where you can connect with a Septa train into/out of the city) off Street Road.

    My parents live just down the river from New Hope in Washington Crossing – which has an even narrower bridge!

  4. What a fantastic collection of photographs. Hard to pick a favorite since you have such a variety.

    But, I would have to put the woman with the shopping bag and the mule at the top of the list.

    Martha, I thought I had signed up to follow your lovely blog ages ago, but, could not see my face on your list so I have corrected that tonight.

  5. I love your pictures! We go to New Hope often. We did the train last fall. It was great. We saw a lot of foliage. It's a steam train. What a blessing to have such a pretty weekend!

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