Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday Critters ~ 39 ~

 Mr.

Mrs. 
always together!!

Sharing my happy cardinal couple with
for Saturday Critters.
Stop by and consider joining in, any critter will do!
 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lighting the Way!!

Lighthouses are one of my favorite places to visit when
vacationing in a seaside community.
The New England lighthouses did not disappoint.
Pictured are a few of the many we saw while we were away!!

Pictured first is the lighthouse in Stonington, Ct.




We were in Stonington on August 17, 2014

Next up, the lighthouse in Mystic, Ct.


 with the hubs on August 17 as well.

The next lighthouse was in Watch Hill, Rhode Island

 we visited here on August 18th.

In Mystic, this old lighthouse was purchased and restored to it's
original appearance and is now a personal residence.
I am certain this would be the best place to be on a nice day ~
but what about a stormy day, oh, I am not so sure about that!!
 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Good Fences ~ Edition 23 ~

I found this fun gate in Stonington, Connecticut,

wonderfully presented and I loved the stone work around it.

I am so happy to be sharing this pretty gate with
my good friend
for Good Fences.
Stop by and consider joining in the fun, any fence or gate will do!!
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gramma's Gelato

If you want Gelato, go to Gramma's!
Hand painted murals, on every wall...
no words are necessary, this place is amazing!!








 Looking up...this is the ceiling!!


I did, however, forget to take a picture of the Gelato!? 
Watch Hill, RI.  August 18, 2014
 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Merry ~ Go ~ Round

The Famed Flying Horse Carousel, in Watch Hill Rhode Island...
This is the stuff, childhood dreams are made of.

A beautiful landmark, and a must see tourist attraction,
the carousel features richly detailed, hand carved, hand painted horses.  

 The paintings that surround the horses are lovely...

 the horses feature real hair for the tails and manes.





Each summer, these horses circle thousands of miles,
their hooves never touching the ground.
 
From their leather saddles, the children must lean out and try
to snatch a brass ring.
 
A brass ring gets a free ride and an awesome summer memory!! 
 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Watch Hill, Rhode Island

Talking to the locals is one of the best things you can
do when you are away on vacation.
While we were in Stonington, Connecticut,
I found a local kayaker who had a wealth of information about the area.

He pointed across the water he had just climbed out of,
and talked about a place called Watch Hill.
He said if you've never been, you have to go!!
He talked about an amazing seaside community,
cute shops and fabulous eateries.

He was talking about this beautiful spot in
Rhode Island.

The brochure reads:
"Pack your sense of wonder...
The remarkable beauty of this historic landmark community
will rewaken your appreciation for life's simple and best pleasures.
One of Rhode Island's most select beach resorts,
Watch Hill embodies the best aspects of New England"!!

 And the shops, no words are necessary...be still my heart,
this place is amazing.

 My favorite store, once you peak inside, you will not be wondering why.




The store windows are just as dreamy as the shops...





More on this magical seaside community tomorrow!!
 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lis Bake Shop

Our last stop in Mystic, before heading up to Rhode Island was...
 
 Lis Bake Shop


 The hubs found it on a "must visit when in Mystic list"!!
We always find those suggestions to be spot on,
and this was no exception.
 







 The hubs and I both chose the apple turnover (extra sugar please)...
and we sat out back to enjoy them.

This was the view!!

 This too!!

This place was a life saver for my hungry belly!!
 
Next stop,
Watch Hill, Rhode Island...get ready!!