Bobby G's Dad's home-place. He actually lived on the Town Square. How cool is that? All the sweet houses on the square have all been kept up so nicely. I could easily live here.
Reheboth Beach.....inexpensive (sorta), elegant and trendy. Downtown is only 1 square mile with a mile long boardwalk on the beach. Kind of like a scaled down Ocean City. I loved it and would love to go back for a Spring or Autumn weekend. Our room porch was right beside that pink flower filled window box. (Pink Saturday) The ocean is right down there at the end of the street.
One of the darling little shops on the main drag....... Tickled Pink! (Pink Saturday)
The pink sunset over the ocean was just gorgeous! (Pink Saturday)
Outside the 'Porches' B & B in New Hope, PA. All you ladies would have loved this place. The entire complex was decorated in shabby and relaxed elegance with wonderful architectural details outside.
Wisteria covered balconies. I bet this is amazing in the Spring time.
The outside gardens.........
Our room! Our room had a British Colonial feel to it with a navy blue bath. Sounds weird but it was really beautiful! The skylights in the ceiling had plantation shutters on them.
Bobby G. on the pedestrian walkway overlooking the Delaware River, between New Hope, PA., and Lambertville, N.J. This place is really special and it's somewhere that I definitely would love to revisit again. Wheel of Fortune gave away a trip to here the other day.
Downtown on the river......one of the antique shops. A little pricey but fun to explore.
On the road again...... some of the beautiful Autumn foliage.
I have mentioned before in my ramblings that I am not a big fan of driving on the free ways. I had offered to drive and next thing I knew I was on the free ways in New York....yikes!....stay calm Lynn and carry on. I did fine. :)
A farm in Vermont.....bought some real (expensive) maple syrup here. Cindy's making maple glazed carrots for our Thanksgiving dinner. Also, just had to buy some really sharp Vermont cheese and some maple fudge......yum!
hanging out in the barn! :)
Near Stowe, Vermont. It did snow a bit while we were there and I could see some of the slopes with a touch of white on them.
I loved seeing the white spired churches just as you see them on the proverbial New England post cards.
It's so much fun to go but it always feels so good to see that "home" sign again.
As I mentioned, we returned home by way of the coast and the Eastern shore. Five miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on Rt. 13, there is a non-descript gas station/convenience store and tucked in the back there is a tiny restaurant ......that JUST happens to have the best seafood you can imagine. Also known as Sting-Ray's aka Cape Center. The linoleumed covered floor and the taxidermied covered walls of this fine establishment is also known to the locals as Chez Exxon. They not only serve ordinary hamburgers and sandwiches from early a.m. to late p.m, but some of the finest upscale seafood you can imagine. Have you ever had a fried soft shelled crab sandwich?....oh man....what a delight!! Along with that, their Southern veggies were cooked just like Momma makes 'em and the sweet potato pie with Damson preserves is out of this world. I am told that this dining establishment will be in the latest edition of Best Roadside Dining coming out in 2011. (sorry....my little commentary got out of hand:) If you are ever in the area it's must do.
And finally, this torte/cake will grace our groaning board on Thursday. Congratulations to two very special young people. Let the wedding plans begin. P.S. I never said I was an expert baker. xoxo Mom.