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Ladies of the Civil War January 16, 2009

It’s been a while since I shared photos from the Civil War Reenactment my sister and I attended last April.  For tonight’s blog post I thought I’d mix things up from the usual and share more from the event (Additional photos I’ve posted previously can be seen HERE).  I had to put the editing of this even to the side when jobs started coming in.  I realized last night that I’m halfway done with them and it was time to share more.

This time I thought I’d focus on the “ladies of the civil war period” specifically.  Each woman put some much thought into their character and the details were impressive.



More Drive By’s! August 24, 2008

Yesterday mom and I went to lunch again on our day’s off so I took my camera along (of course) in case there were any interesting sights along the way.

Throughout this burning hot day I took some fun, silly shots of my mom and I (and she took some of me while I was “in action” using my point and shoot camera) during our visit to New Hope and Peddler’s Village in Pennsylvania.  We also took some on the camera phone which takes a decent 2megapixel photo believe it or now!  Rather than bore you with them in a long string of photos I put them into a slideshow.

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Besides the silly photos from the day I found myself in hysterics over the fact that my mom and I were dancing to my music in the car so I turned on the video on my cell phone to capture us in action (well more of mom in action then me…I was too busy laughing louder and more hysterical than I have in a long time! Thanks Mom! LOL!) 😀 Normally I would post this but I just had to because it makes me laugh every single time I watch it.

You Tube doesn’t show it at the best quality since the resolution is a lot smaller then the way they stretch it but you get the idea!

New Hope’s primary industry is tourism. On weekends the streets are crowded with tourists visiting the many restaurants, antique shops and art galleries, or taking the popular walk along the river and the Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal. Compared to surrounding communities, New Hope has a vibrant night life, although most businesses are required to close for the night by 2:00 AM.

We passed the famous thrift store and looked at the window displays…

…and this made me laugh…no photos in the store or they charge you $4.50 LOL

This one cracked me up…

Don’t ask…I have no idea why these are in the alley way next to the thrift store:

I loved the look of this open air restaurant.  If it wasn’t so hot we would have eaten there.  I took this picture looking through the window because I just loved that you could see the details of the bar.

Located in an attractive historic mill, The Bucks County Playhouse features a constant stream of plays and musical productions. New Hope was once a popular spot for Broadway shows to be tested and fine tuned, and many notable stage actors bought weekend homes in the area. It was also home to an art colony, founded by Edward Redfield and William L. Lathrop, that produced important regional work.

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This is the bridge that connects New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ.

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New Hope is also a terminal point on the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad. On weekends, tourists can ride the historic and scenic line through Bucks County.  Their website says:

Climb aboard the New Hope & Ivyland passenger train and travel into a scene from the past. Relax and leave your cares behind as you journey into history, learning what rail travel was like for your parents, grand parents and great-grand parents. Behold the continuously changing view as the train traverses through the rolling hills and valleys of historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Enjoy our restored 1920s vintage passenger coaches, antique bar car, the authentic steam locomotive or one of our historic diesel locomotives. The train will take you along the same historic route that was filmed in the 1914 movie series Perils of Pauline. You can purchase your tickets in the original witch’s hat New Hope train station, which was once the location of the railroad telegraph operator who sent and received all messages for the town of New Hope, PA. This building has been in operation since 1891.

After New Hope we went over to Peddler’s Village and had a great crab cake sandwich lunch and then walked around for a few minutes and visited a couple shops.

Peddler’s Village is in the heart of beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Since Earl Jamison founded Peddler’s Village 46 years ago in the Lahaska countryside, visitors have followed the winding brick pathways to a unique shopping and dining experience.

Peddler’s Village has something for everyone from 70 specialty shops and six restaurants to the luxurious 70-room Golden Plough Inn and the Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center.

On the way home we stopped along the side of the road a few times so I could take the next few shots:

I loved this little farm stand named the “The Country Gentleman”

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Another fun day on the road with Mom!



Rockin’ Out July 12, 2008

More from 19th Annual Civil War Reenactment 2008 in Neshaminy PA from April of 2008.

I’m trying to edit them in between everything else I’ve got going.

Some favorites from tonight’s edits.  These guys were great to listen to!  They were rockin’ out! LOL

I love the movement in their hands in these photos.

To view the entire gallery that I’ve gotten to edit so far click here: 19th Annual Civil War Reenactment 2008 – Neshaminy PA