Bridgeton House is located in Upper Black Eddy, PA on the banks of the Delaware River, near New Hope, PA & Lambertville, NJ.
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We slow way down, eating fresh picked peaches, from Philips Farm or tomato sandwiches on crusty bread with lots of mayo.
We ride bikes along the towpath with our backpack, packed with the above & then spread the blanket under a magnificent tree.
With so many places to explore, it is hard to decide which way to head, but one thing is for sure-
We head back to the inn to for that most refreshing swim off our dock & a glass of wine to toast the setting sun.
The long days of March are slowly giving way to the warmth of the sun. Snowdrops are up & they whisper, ”it won’t be long now”.
But we all feel the pull towards outside. Plans are a foot for the garden, the dock, our 32nd season!
We have only been outside to run from the door, to the car & back again. The ferocious wind has made being outside an Olympic sport, a dash to shelter.
But inside- Windows on the river, warm apple cake coming out of the oven & a wonderful fire warming up the eyes & the soul.
Last year we began experimenting with private in room dining, wine & cheese trays, picnic baskets. Who knew that these would become one of the most popular things we have ever done? Relaxing, watching the light move across the river, while eating some of the best food in the County…That is some kinda wonderful……….
As the leaves turn crimson, our actions turn inward. We are as busy as the squirrels! Time to tend to fireplaces, stack wood, bring the plants indoors from their Summer vacation, tackle the closets, organize, consolidate…… But wait, one look out the window of the Fall color on the river or that slanting light through the trees & suddenly we need to be outside.
A quick walk restores some balance, watching nature make her slow, bit steady stride towards rest. I guess that is why we turn our thoughts to hearth & home. Afternoon tea has a nice place in our day, to pause for a while, watching the light cross the room. Thoughts soon return to moving that piece of furniture here or ridding ourselves of the excess of ‘collection’.
Nature has a way of making us turn inward as we ready ourselves for the months of her rest ahead. Living along the river roots us to her, and makes us even more aware more of this change. Yesterday at the inn, a bald eagle flew over the bridge & up the river! We were fortunate to have been distracted enough from our work to be day dreaming out the window, gawking at the color. Our reward was this awesome sight!