Road Trip-Connecticut, Take Two: Memorial Day Weekend-Sunday

During my trip, I came across a place to eat called Skooter’s.  The name alone made me want to try it.  Although spelled differently, it conjured up visions of Springsteen’s “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out”
(“…when Scooter and the Big Man bust this city in half…”).SONY DSC
I stopped in Saturday night for a quick snack (I am a sucker for pie) and instantly fell in love with the 50’s feel of the place (including the gorgeous juke box).
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The friendly waitress told me their breakfast was really good, so I decided to forgo the dry piece of toast offered as a continental breakfast at my hotel and treated myself to a hearty start to my day.

Never mind how delicious the eggs, bacon and home fries were (and they were scrumptious!!!).......how could anyone NOT enjoy a meal with Sam Cooke ("Bring It On Home To Me") and Elvis ("Jailhouse Rock") playing in the background???

Never mind how delicious the eggs, bacon and home fries were (and they were scrumptious!!!)…….how could anyone NOT enjoy a meal with Sam Cooke (“Bring It On Home To Me” and Elvis (“Jailhouse Rock”) playing in the background???

After breakfast, I drove to Old Lyme. On my way, I stopped for a picture of the water:

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Next stop: Treasures (http://www.treasuresoldlyme.com/).

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Treasures is a little bit of everything: old, new, furniture, housewares, clothes and accessories.

This hutch is new, but I love the color and its aged look.

This hutch is new, but I love the color and its aged look.

Love the robin's egg blue color of this dish set!!!

Love the robin’s egg blue color of this dish set!!!

I think these chairs would look great inside in a living room or outside on a porch or deck!!!

I think these chairs would look great inside in a living room or outside on a porch or deck!!!

I thought this set of demitasse cups was sooo pretty!!!

I thought this set of demitasse cups was sooo pretty!!!

My finds at Treasures:  Six Ironstone dessert plates.  They were 20% off so they cost me less than $15.00!!!

My finds at Treasures: Six Ironstone dessert plates. They were 20% off so they cost me less than $15.00!!!

After shopping, I did some exploring in Old Lyme. The town has its own cemetery, and I must admit I think cemeteries are beautiful, especially old ones. The detail of the headstones, the trees and surrounding landscape plus the serenity are what I find quite stunning.

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I loved the old fashioned water pump in the cemetery.

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Old Lyme is on the water, so I could not miss the opportunity to get another picture of it on such a pretty day!!!

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And everywhere I went, from the cemetery to the water, I was greeted by my favorite flowers: lilacs.

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I could not help but pick one to put in my car.

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After that, I saw a sign for a barn sale. It did not actually take place in a barn, but I stopped anyway.

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Here’s a word I don’t see at too many sales in NY: FREE!!! (lol)

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My finds from the sale: Three stainless steel cabinet door storage bins for $8.00!!!

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After the sale & the sightseeing I was a little hungry, so I stopped for some homemade ice cream
(http://www.oldlymeicecreamshoppe.com/).

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The toasted coconut was so yummy!!!

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Then it was on to the Florence Griswold Museum (http://www.flogris.org/).

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There is a separate building used as a gallery behind the Griswold house which had beautiful art, but my favorite piece was in the historic house. I never saw an oil painting in black and white. Simply stunning!!! Thank you, Robert C. Minor!!!

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I also adored the look of Ms. Griswold’s bedroom. Someday I want a house with a fireplace in my bedroom!!!

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Happy digging fellow vixens!!!

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