Swinging Bridge over Stony Brook via Founders' Walk

Bhavna and I have not visited the swinging bridge over the Stony Brook since November 2017.

Bhavna and I have not visited the swinging bridge over the Stony Brook since November 2017.

The swinging bridge in Institute Woods, Princeton, spans the Stony Brook, allowing visitors walking the trails around Institute Woods to cross over to access the wooded areas that are sandwiched between Stony Brook and the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail. It is constructed using sturdy materials to ensure safety during crossings. The bridge adds convenience for visitors exploring the wooded trails and natural surroundings of Institute Woods. Its design blends with the environment, providing a seamless transition across the water.

Overall, the swinging bridge serves as a functional and practical element within Institute Woods, enhancing accessibility and facilitating movement for those enjoying the outdoor experiences the area has to offer, but it is a destination in itself. We were not the only ones seeking the Swinging Bridge.

Despite what others have stated on social media, the Swinging Bridge very easy to find. Take the Trolley Track Trail from either the western trail head near Clarke House Museum or eastern trail head near Crossroads Nursery School. When you get to Founders' Walk walk south until you arrive at the Swinging Bridge. The swinging bridge is clearly marked on Google Maps and Apple Maps, so you can just use those apps to help you walk the trails.

14 April 2024 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR

The swinging motion of the bridge is minimal, offering stability while crossing but some walkers (like the person above) are not confident.

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14 April 2024 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR
14 April 2024 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR
14 April 2024 · Apple iPhone 11 Pro · iPhone 11 Pro back camera 6mm f/2

Birthday Breakfast at Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette

Before COVID-19, Bhavna and I dined at Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette at least twice a month, usually on a Sunday morning. We introduced Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette to family members, and it became part of their regular dining rotation. Post-COVID-19, we are restarting our early morning breakfast routine. Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette is back on my Sunday calendar at 7:30 AM.

Friday 18 November 2022 · FujiFilm X-T3 · MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7

The first meal I had at Aunt Chubby's was the Grits and Greens. I had mine served with an egg on top and a few strips of bacon. It quickly became my favourite. I used to be able to order it every day of the week. But for unknown reasons, Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette now serves my favourite, Grits and Greens, on weekends only.

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Friday 18 November 2022 · FujiFilm X-T3 · MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7

Friday, 18 November 2022, was my 56th birthday. I did not have Grits and Greens.

Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette · Friday 18 November 2022 · FujiFilm X-T3 · MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7