Whether shopping in New Hope, PA, or trolling the beaches of NJ, or just taking a neighborhood stroll, the thing to remember is to enjoy the moment.  I’ve been so wrapped up in keeping up, that I wasn’t enjoying what I was doing, reading, posting, etc.  I’m here when I’m here.  I’ve figured out that ‘breathing’ is essential to living in the moment.  I’m not ignoring you. I SWEAR.  I’ll get there when I get there, and when I do I will ‘like’, no I will LOVE you, but til then I’ll take the road less traveled and breathe.


New Hope, PA

New Hope, PA

Brigantine, NJ

Brigantine, NJ


Cherry Hill, NJ

Cherry Hill, NJ

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Saturday, Jeff and I headed over to New Hope, PA to wander the streets and take in the sites.  The weather was suppose to be nice enough (it wasn’t) and I was in a window shopping/spend some money kind of mood.  Anyway, after strolling for a couple of hours, Jeff ran to the car to refill the meter’s belly.  He lost sight of me for a minute when he got back to where I said I would wait for him.  (I lied.  I got sidetracked.)   He was not surprised when he found me half way down an alley gawking at this macabre mix of mannequins.

New Hope mannequin1

New Hope mannequin2

He knew exactly why I needed these pictures.  And another thing I need are those rose colored glasses!

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Stopping on a bridge, in the distance down river from where I rest, I see a similar bridge.  I wonder, “Could that be the bridge I was meant to cross?”

Then something inside my heart tells me “No.”

New Hope - Lambertville Bridge - Delaware River

New Hope – Lambertville Bridge – Delaware River

Right now, in this moment, I am meant to be here.  I’m sure of that.  I’ll cross that bridge, that one in the distance, I’ll cross it when I come to it.

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(I’m standing on the bridge that connects Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA – two really neat cities that invite you to shop, dine, or  just stroll and grab a cup o’ Joe.)