road trip experience and we have experienced this experience a lot...trust me, I settled back and enjoyed the ride. One of the first stops was an essential one since it involved picking up dancing pigs, leaping frogs, flying birds along with over-sized ladies' colonial slippers and tiny woodland creatures. Sounds kind of like a Walt Disney Cartoon, I know. However, it was a matter of business as I needed to stop by one of my suppliers of garden statuary for customer special orders and such. The men assigned to pack our truck with this precious cargo were only too happy to take a moment and smile for the camera before getting back to work and sending us on our merry way and our next leg of the trip.
|Peter's grandmother's house on the Niantic River.|
|Shops in Old Lyme, CT.|
|An artist's rendition of giant lavender flowers.|
|Peter and his mother, Lynn, a life-long gardener.|
|Statuary in front of a store in Essex, CT called "Pocket Full of Posies."|
Road trips are great as long as home is at the end of the journey where we arrived safely with lots of good memories, among other things, stored away or on display for another day. Now let's see...where did I leave my hand clippers? The weekend break is over and time to hang up the car keys. The lavender bushes here at Blooming Hill are calling me.