Sunday, September 22, 2019

947. Well-Being

947. Well-Being
Definition: being comfortable, healthy, or happy
Location Placed: Thompson-Neely House and Mill, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 8/30/19 at 2:59pm

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The Thompson-Neely House and Mill was a historic homestead that had produced a lot of the flour and cornmeal in the area for a time. The mill is currently functional, but only runs when they have enough volunteers to safely staff it. It was extremely interesting to see the inner workings of the mill and how it functioned. Definitely worth a tour if you're in the area and enjoy touring historic homes and sites!

946. Increased

946. Increased
Definition: (v) make greater in size, amount, intensity, or degree
Location Placed: Locktender's House and Gate 11, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 8/30/19 at 2:19pm

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The Locktender's House and Lock 11 were super interesting! I had no idea there were locks to ship goods up from the Philadelphia area up to the Easton area, passing through New Hope. I figured ships would've just used the Delaware River, but that was not the case. There is also a much greater change in elevation than I would've thought, necessitating the lock system. Currently it is a nice little bike path extending for a good number of miles. If I lived closer, I could see it being a place I regularly visited as it was calm and very picturesque!

945. Principled

945. Principled
Definition: (adj) acting in accordance with morality and showing recognition of right and wrong
Location Placed: Marsha Brown's Restaurant, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 8/30/19 at 2:00pm

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I wanted to get something a little different for lunch, so I popped into Marsha Brown's for a bit of southern, creole inspired, fare. It did not disappoint! The shrimp po'boy portion was enormous and the atmosphere in the old church was definitely interesting! It's right on the main drag in town, so you can't miss it!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

944. Enabled

944. Enabled
Definition: (adj) adapted for use with the specified application or system
Location Placed: New Hope Railroad, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 8/30/19 at 11:51am

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The thing I was looking forward to most when visiting New Hope was a ride on the railway.The railway is part history tour, part open rail journey from one town to another. The scenery along the trip was really serene and it was interesting learning about the local history. They have a really neat Christmas tour that I think I'll pop back for one of these winters. It would be particularly lovely of a trip with one of the indoor cars while it's snowing.

943. Judicious

943. Judicious
Definition: (adj) having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense
Location Placed: New Hope Ferry Market, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 8/30/19 at 10:53am

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The key to start off the day on the right foot is a good breakfast! I popped over to the Ferry Market where I snagged a mint iced tea, which was perfect as it was a hot one out. Then stopped a little ways down the road to pick up a pastry at the french bakery prior to taking a walk down the nice shady waterway path. A full belly makes for a happy day!

942. Chosen

942. Chosen
Definition: (adj) having been selected as the best or most appropriate
Location Placed: New Hope Visitors Center, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 8/30/19 at 10:21am

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I decided to make the holiday weekend a little longer, and took a trip over to New Hope! I had never been there before, but had heard lots of wonderful things about it. That is why I had chosen New Hope over other places. The best way to start a visit to a new location is to check out the welcome center if there is one. I actually found some useful brochures on nearby places to visit, including one I opted to pop over to later! Definitely a worthwhile stop for the day.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

941. Benefactor

941. Benefactor
Definition: (n) a person who gives money or other help to a person or cause
Location Placed: Starbucks, Princeton, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/28/19 at 11:28am

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One of my oldest friends and I have started a tradition of getting brunch (usually) monthly at somewhere between us. This month we chose a crepe place in Princeton and then opted to snag some tea and sit out in a park to catch up. Princeton is such a fun town with so many different food and drink options. Definitely no lack of places to check out! I'm pretty sure we have our next several brunches planned out just sticking to Princeton alone.

940. Sacrosanct

940. Sacrosanct
Definition: (adj) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with
Location Placed: iPlay America, Freehold, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/19/19 at 9:00pm

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Having never been to iPlay America before, we popped over for dinner at the restaurant inside the venue to see what it was all about. The food was nothing to write home about, but if I were a kid, I could see myself loving the actual games and rides portion. It definitely would've been somewhere I would've had a party. If you've got some kids in your life, and either a crummy weather summer day or really cold winter day, it's definitely somewhere that will keep the little folks entertained!

939. Sexy

939. Sexy
Definition: (adj) exciting; appealing
Location Placed: Howling Woods Farm, Jackson, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/18/19 at 12:34pm

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This is probably the best place I've been all summer. The Howling Woods Farm is an animal sanctuary for wolfdogs, aka hybrid between a wolf and a dog. They are bred as exotic pets, only to be dumped when people don't realize how much training, space, and time they need to provide to these gorgeous creatures. If you have a bit of spare time, it is ABSOLUTELY worth a visit to check them out. It had been a couple years since I had last been, and it was nice to see some familiar furry faces and some new ones around.

938. Enhanced

928. Enhanced
Definition: (v) intensify, increase, or further improve the quality
Location Placed: Hamilton Train Station, Trenton, New Jersey
Date Placed: 6/28/19 at 5:24pm

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I've been trying to get a bit more out and about this summer, to varies degrees. I hadn't been to this area of Trenton before, but I recalled reading a lot about it in one of my guilty pleasure series by Janet Evanovich. Mostly the Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, series takes place in Trenton with occasionally forays into neighboring towns. The New Jersey capital does not really have the greatest reputation, but this area is really quite lovely and far from actual downtown area.