Friday, January 04, 2008

New Years Eve

Not too much to post. It was a fairly low key evening, dinner and a few cocktails afterwards down in the dance pit. We were spending New Years at my sister-in-law's house and she lives in New Jersey. We all kind of like to go to New Hope and Lambertville for the restaurants and shops so that is the direction we headed to party.

There is a nice restaurant in a converted train station that is always fun. It is close to a nice hotel that I have stayed in. I spent the week-end here for a fish related festival of some kind. No fish were caught however, but the champagne brunch on Sunday morning was nice. Ah, but that was then and this is now. Still, if you are interested in spending a weekend in Lambertville and New Hope, you could do worse than this place:

The Inn At Lambertville Station

We were headed to Lambertville Station itself for dinner.

All Aboard

Never really did make it to a bar but the Mysterious Chinese Woman and I did share a glass of wine before dinner.

A Small Aperitif

After dinner we headed downstairs where there was a bar and a small, but crowded, dance floor.

Party, Party

We did manage to stay long enough to greet the New Year but then we beat a relatively hasty retreat. New Years Day was going to be a big dinner so we had to make sure we got plenty of rest for that.

Staying Awake Till The End

I hope you all had a Happy New Year's Eve and I wish you all the best for this year. Whatever will they do after 2009 when you can't wear those silly glasses with the two zeros anymore.

Happy New Year

Lazy Man's Tailgating

Well, I guess we are all getting old. And, perhaps, a bit fed up with how we are being treated by the Jets. Not just the losing season, but the limited parking access that has broken up the old tailgate parties and even no beer policies that aren't pre-announced. This might have been the last year for the old gang.

Given the crappy weather forecast for last Sunday, some of us decided an indoor tailgate party was the way to go.

Bob, Bar Man, Bernie in the Good Seats

You will notice that we did hang up a 3B sign for nostalgia's sake. And our view of the game was much better than if we had actually gone to the game.

Better Than The Fifty-Yard Line

We brought along a new mascot too. My sister-in-law Paula Sue sent me this nifty wine-bottle holder for my birthday. I had an old bottle of Gridiron Cuvee with a picture of Don Maynard on the label that I thought would be perfect for the occasion.

Our Mascot

We did do a bit of grilling and I was in charge of the ribs. Actually, I had pre-prepared a couple of racks with my special spice rub, but I forgot them. Luckily we found a butcher shop that had some nice ones and with a couple of bottles of Hoboken Eddie's barbecue sauce we were able to save the day.

Cook Em' Low And Slow

Much better food and drink service than you find at the stadium, no two ways about that.

Just Like Box Seats

And, the best part, you have room to stretch out and watch overtime in comfort.

Ah, This Is Living

Maybe staying at home brings the Jets luck, they actually won in overtime.