31 December 2008

Happy New Year




It was a busy Christmas. I'm late on everything hence my fall back to Three Kings Day but more about that later. Old New Castle in Delaware is a favorite place of mine. You're certainly not going to stumble upon it driving up I95. There's not much to do around it - - or in it for that matter. It's a little remote and it's very 18th Century which is why I think it's perfect.
This is where I'm going to retire. Or die trying.

17 comments:

M.Lane said...

You'll get there. It looks great! And there seems to be a good pub...

Take care and have a great NYE and 2009!

ML
mlanesepic.blogspot.com

SFTrny said...

Make sure you visit Oak Knoll Books!

Anonymous said...

the wreath is wonderful...
the socks...priceless
Warm wishes for a safe and Trad 2009!
Cheers!
MME

spinlps said...

Great place. I sat at that very table last July and enjoyed a few of the stronger ales on the menu including, if I recall correctly, a local apple offering. Enjoy the new year.

Michael Rowe said...

Happy New Year, Tintin. Looking forward to more of your wise and witty insights in 2009. They were such a great part of 2008! Cheers, Michael

longwing said...

A great looking spot. Happy New Year!

heavy tweed jacket said...

Tintin, Happy New Year! All the best in 2009. Old New Castle looks like a wonderfully quiet and historic place. All the best, HTJ

tintin said...

M. Lane- Man, I hope so. The best to you for 09.

SFTrny- Thanks for stopping by and I'll check out the book store at 310 Delaware.

MME- Thanks for the sock compliment and the best to you and your family for 09.

spinlps-Great place isn't it. That Imperial Stout I had was perfect for the brisk but bright winter's day I was there. Just a few feet from the fire.

Micahel- Thanks for your support and advice. You and a few others have been telling me the same thing about my writing. Maybe I'll wake up and try something.

Longwing- A happy '09 to you sir. Here's to breaking bread with each other before this year is over.

HTJ- The best to you for '09 and you and I have to get with Longstreet for that breaking of bread. Although I've never met you guys I certainly feel we know each other.

Matt Fox said...

Looks like a wonderful place.

initials CG said...

I know what you mean...a great place warms the soul....

Happy new year to you and yours!
CG

bc said...

My compliments on your taste in new year's venues, Tintin; quiet and comfortable beats noisy and crowded every time.

Best wishes for the new year and for many more blog entries.

tintin said...

Matt, cg and bc-
It amazes me the crowd Times Sq always draws at New Years. I learned a long time ago to avoid the F.P.E. or Free Public Event. When the crowd goes right - -I go left.

tintin said...

Matt, cg and bc-
It amazes me the crowd Times Sq always draws at New Years. I learned a long time ago to avoid the F.P.E. or Free Public Event. When the crowd goes right - -I go left.

Pigtown-Design said...

Olde Newcastle is a gem, indeed. We had friends who lived there and it was the perfect in-between for the NYC and Baltimore/DC crowds to meet up.

Anonymous said...

Anywhere that has shop that displays a coastal ketch in their window automatically gets my vote.

-DB

heavy tweed jacket said...

Breaking bread and sharing a beverage would indeed be a pleasure. All the best, HTJ.

Anonymous said...

You were at Jesops, best Fish and Chips around, my favorite place to go.

-EHT