The other day my husband and I took advantage of the nice — albeit hot — weather and went on a little daytrip to Princeton, New Jersey. The popular college town is about a 45-minute drive from our house, so it was the perfect spot for a change of scenery while still being close to home.
We parked and decided to go for a walk through the beautiful Princeton University campus to admire the architecture. Next, we spent some time walking through the downtown. While not all of the stores and restaurants were open, we did spend some time browsing in Princeton Record Exchange, a favorite of ours. The store was open to 25 guests at a time, and it wasn’t crowded while we were there. After picking up some new music, we decided to look for a place for lunch.
We wandered past a few restaurants but decided to go to a spot where we’ve dined before: Agricola. The farm-to-table eatery is located on the popular dining avenue, Witherspoon Street. We checked in with the hostess who then brought us to a table outside, under a tent (socially distanced, of course). I opted for a refreshing pineapple lemonade while browsing the menu. For lunch I ordered gazpacho and a salad. My husband ordered roasted chicken. We stole some bites from each other’s plates.
After finishing our meal, I wanted to end our Princeton visit on a sweet note. We went to Halo Pub for some ice cream. The shop offers classic flavors plus some unique options. My husband had butter pecan and I had mint cookies and cream. The cold dessert was welcome on the hot day.
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