Monday, January 11, 2010

Change of Scene

Sometimes, when problems start to overwhelm and the psyche tires from stress and worry, a change of scene is the best way to re-energize.

If the change of scene is spontaneous, it's even better. Last weekend, a sister of mine agreed to drive to Stonington, CT. A last minute reservation at the Inn at Stonington was made and off we went!

Stonington is a lovely seaside village with an air of sophisticated quaintness. Many of the old New England homes are gorgeous to look at with their paned windows, fireplace chimneys, columns, shutters, screened porches, brick walkways, and widows' lookouts on top of their roofs.

The Inn at Stonington was a good choice of accommodations. Spotless and welcoming, it has shiny wood floors, and a wall of French doors in the dining room, complete with a fireplace. Wine and cheese were served at 6 p.m.

The room was spacious, neat, and comfortable.
The bathroom was huge and came with soft white towels, white robes, and a fabulous jacuzzi with jets strong enough to wipe out muscle aches and pains.

(The bathroom was big enough to be a kitchen.)

Right on Stonington Harbor, the inn is close to shops and restaurants. For breakfast, served from 8 to 10 a.m., one had a choice of granola, corn flakes, etc., hard boiled eggs, yogurt, melon and pineapple slices, and three kinds of breads, including a rather tasty pistachio (I had just a tiny nibble). Strangely enough, the coffee dispensers were located behind the bar area and an inn employee dispensed coffee into the cups. Thought that was a rather strange arrangement, particularly since I like more than one cup of coffee and don't like asking for refills. I did ask but it felt uncomfortable, as if the message was that coffee's an expensive item so drink just a little of it.

As for what else we saw on our change of scene weekend, more will be shared in other posts this week.


diane stetson said...

Great Pictures....I'm sure you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing...xo

Martha's Favorites said...

How lucky you are to be able to go away for a small trip. I would love to do that. The Inn looks beautiful, and just the ticket for a weary soul. I pray for God's refreshing for you. Blessings, Martha

PS: I want to tell you it has been nice getting to know you. You seem like the nicest lady. Thanks for coming into my life. Martha

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for sharing, love the photos! :)

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Martha. Thanks for coming into MY life, too! You were one of my very first followers and I was SO EXCITED. Still am! We are definitely on the same save length. Thank you so much for your comments, too. Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Karen....Thanks for your comment, too!

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Diane...You are a very faithful follower and always leave comments. Thanks! Sincerly, Susan

Rebecca said...

I'm SO jealous. (In the very best way, of course!) This looks like a wonderful place to get away. I'd be "with you" about being reluctant to ask for refills. How hard would it be to make it more available?

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