Sunday, July 31, 2016

Watch Hill, Rhode Island

If you ever travel to the New England area of the U.S., be sure and add 
Watch Hill, Rhode Island 
to the list of seashore communities you do not want to miss.
15 minutes north of Mystic, Connecticut, it is an adorable coastal village in the town of Westerly, 
that sits at the most south western point in all of Rhode Island.
It has awesome shops, 
you may remember Gramma's Gelato shop that I showed you here.  

It is home to 
The Watch Hill Merry Go Round
Built by The Charles Dare Company of NYC in 1867 and brought to Watch Hill in1883,
it is the only continuously operating and surviving flying horse
Merry-Go-Round in the country.

Who wants to go for a ride??

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday Critters ~ 137 ~

The Connecticut area has a lot of Egrets.

These are Snowy Egrets as you can see by the yellow footwear on the Egret to the right.

Here one of the adults caught "brunch" and didn't share,

this is a portrait of the two little ones.

This image provides another nice glimpse of the pretty yellow goulashes.

The two little ones...

and a little "fluff" action.

I finally captured all four in one image, 
getting a family portrait of this group was no easy task.

And this last image gives a good comparison of the size difference
between adult and little one!

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Paddling Down The Mystic

If you follow my blog, you know I have dreamed of kayaking forever.
While we were in Mystic, Connecticut I finally took the "plunge".
Well, I didn't "plunge"...I floated and paddled...
it was indeed fun, I didn't fall in but it was a bit harder than I thought it would be.

There I am...

I loved my kayak, I picked that color as they did not have purple.

Relaxing at times, I think next time...there will be a next time,
I should pick a lake less traveled.
There were a lot of boats and a bit of a current, 
I was under the Mystic Bridge for about 10 minutes.
And I am confident 
that there are more than a few boaters still talking about that girl in the orange kayak.
I kept yelling out "first timer here"...
the hubs said that was not necessary, that they already knew...hehehe

Here I am, back safe and sound giving the two thumbs up,

to all that were cheering me on.

We rented our kayaks at Paddle the Mystic River the guys here are awesome!!
If you are ever in the area and would like to give it a try,
this is the go to place in Mystic.

July 22, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Good Fences ~ Edition 123 ~

I found this unusual fence in the Mystic area of Connecticut 
Although it looks like a chain, the chain links are constructed of wood.

"Wood Chain Fence"
"Designed Built and Erected by Albert Bonamo, Age 73"

A look back, 
I wondered about how long it took to construct this wood fence.
I wish that information had been included with the information on the sign.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Yarn Along

Who's been sitting on the edge of their seat waiting for the big reveal of what I started last week. 
Yes, I have started a new project and it is "not" a Honey Cowl.

It is a Guernsey Wrap
I started this 8 days ago and for me, I have had a very good knitting week.
The starfish is a souvenir from our recent trip to the New England area,
and it is strategically placed on the wrap to hide my cast on.
Have I told you lately that I can't cast on properly.
Pathetic, I know. 

Since I'm fessing up some truths,
I guess you will not be surprised to know that I have made two of these previously.
Yes,'s true.
What I love about this knit...
by just knitting and purling in specific combinations, you can achieve this lovely pattern. 

I am working with this "new to me" yarn.
Cashmere De Cottone
10% Cashmere, 90% Cotton
I have enjoyed working with this yarn. The only drawback, the yarn splits.
Otherwise, the color is beautiful and I love the feel of the yarn between my fingers.

I am joining Ginny at Small Things 
Yarn Along

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Boat Ride Down the Mystic...

Riding down the Mystic River in a boat is the best view in town
and an awesome way to see the 
Mystic Seaport 
and the 
There are a few options, we choose
The Mystic Express
located at the base of the drawbridge in downtown Mystic.
A 40 minute ride down river with great views of the Museum, the Lighthouse,
and the river front homes.

Mystic Seaport is the nations largest Maritime museum. 
Founded in 1929, the museum's grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River.

July 23, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Vacations should be like sunflowers...

sunny, bright, "yellow" and beautiful.

With a little bit of the unexpected!!

July 21, 2016