Racing Car ~ Hope Cemetery

Racing Car ~ Hope Cemetery by celticcat1
Racing Car ~ Hope Cemetery, a photo by celticcat1 on Flickr.

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Sunrise Resort ~ East Haddam, CT

We travelled to Connecticut looking for an abandoned Campground. We found the Resort (now a state park) and promptly headed in the wrong direction. (It seems to be our thing)

We, eventually, headed in the right direction only to find that a large part of the resort has been torn down and there were No Trespassing signs everywhere. So… since both Summer and I have been very vocal about respecting personal property so (with much heel dragging and longing looks) we headed out 😦

BarnCabinsIMG_1673GasPumpAbandoned Farmhouse

Seguin Island Lighthouse

Buoys lining the path towards the lighthouse at the top of Seguin Island.

Buoys lining the path towards the lighthouse at the top of Seguin Island.

Went to Seguin Island with Maine Maritime Museum. A wonderful trip although a bit strenuous with needing to take a dinghy to and from the island (the ferry can’t land here since there is no dock) and needing to take a ladder to get onto the dock at Fort Popham (depending on the tide). Not to mention the uphill hike to the lighthouse. Totally worth it!

Seguin Island Lighthouse

Seguin Island Lighthouse

Secret Drawer

Summer discovers the SDS stash in our room

Summer discovers the SDS stash in our room

Letters Letters everywhere!
Letters stashed into ever crack in the rafters

At the Longfellow’s Wayside Inn there is a secret society that members  frequently stay at the inn. Of course to be a member of  this society you have to spend a night at the inn. The Secret Drawer Society is simply in each room at the inn people who have stayed write a letter about their stay or leave a puzzle or gifts for those who stay after. As soon as we hit the room Summer was in full explore mode and she quickly found the stash in our room. We spent about an hour reading the letters in our room then went down for the famous Sunday Dinner at the Wayside Inn. Dinner was delicious and I tried a Coo Woo, the first mixed drink of America (not for the faint of heart or easily drunk it is 2 parts rum to 1 part ginger brandy and no mixers!).

After dinner we stopped by the game room where there were baskets of letters that have been moved to make room for new letters. We read for hours and didn’t get to bed until around 1am (but we had the awesome tunes from a wedding that was being catered as entertainment for part of the night so it was good fun all around).   In the morning Summer was able to talk one of the ladies into letting us sneak a peak at rooms 9 and 10 (the original rooms over the kitchens and the allegedly haunted spots) and as you can see by the picture every space is fulled with notes from people who have stayed in these rooms. Both Summer and I hope to return to the inn and stay in one of these rooms so we can read all the notes and perhaps have a meeting with Jerusha the young lady who is said to haunt her old rooms.

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn

Martha Mary Chapel at Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Martha Mary Chapel at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn

Grist Mill at Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Grist Mill at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn

Another shot of the Grist Mill at Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Another shot of the Grist Mill at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn

Solitary Confinement at Rutland Prison Camp

The Solitary Confinement Area at Rutland Prison.

The Solitary Confinement Area at Rutland Prison.

Inside Solitary

Inside Solitary

Pumpkin Head
The back side of Solitary.

Kill your TV?

Another cell in solitary.

 

Mt Washington Road Race

The runners getting readyEvery year on Father’s Day Weekend a group of dedicated runners (I call them lunatics) run up the side of Mount Washington. I went with my mother to cheer on my brother and his son as well as a few friends. A beautiful day.

Memorial Day May 26

The root cellar at the former Rutland Prison Camp in Rutland, MA

The root cellar at the former Rutland Prison Camp in Rutland, MA

Memorial Day May 26

Old Stone Church  in West Boylston, Massachusetts.

Old Stone Church in West Boylston, Massachusetts.

Memorial Day May 26

Flag on the side of the Old Stone Church in West Boylston, Massachusetts.

Flag on the side of the Old Stone Church in West Boylston, Massachusetts.