A New England Summer Day

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Last weekend, Hobson and I had to venture up to the sweet little town of Lee, Massachusetts because, well, we won a cruise! Or at least that's what we were told. Back in July when we attended the Connecticut Wine Festival, we stopped by this booth just for fun and because my sister did the same last year and won. Even though we weren't too sure of the catch and how much the added fees would be, we thought we'd make a day of it and venture up to Lee to claim our prize. And venture we did, right after a morning breakfast stop at J.P. Gifford Market... yum.

After driving through a jam-packed but adorable-looking art festival in downtown Lee, we arrived and got down to business. The catch of this whole cruise thing? We had to sit through a much too long presentation in hopes of persuading us to buy into ownership (or something like that - I'm still confused by the whole idea) of Silverleaf Resorts. Well, persuading they were, but we managed to keep our wallets in our pockets and our pens away from any signature lines. Success!

After we left, in need of some laid-back fun, we drove down scenic Route 7, stopping where we pleased. Many antique shops, the Upper Sheffield Covered Bridge, and eventually found ourselves back down in Kent, CT to pick up some groceries and drop off more copies of Men Cook Too at the House of Books. Below, some pictures I (okay, we) snapped along the way... Enjoy!

DSC_1877 DSC_1878DSC_1870 DSC_1871 DSC_1879Quick photoshoot at the bridge, because well, New England & covered bridges. Need I say more? That shirt is from the newly opened online shop, Clad & Cloth. Shannon has an absolutely fabulous collection going over there - check it out! I'm in love with this top. Pants seen here.

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I'll be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of crow and apple art. I like to consider myself an open-minded person, especially when it comes to people's creations, but this whole idea just throws me off. I lived in an apartment a few years back, and when my landlord decided to install one of these babies in the backyard, I think that's when I knew it was time to move on... Anyone else with me on this one?DSC_1897DSC_1893 DSC_1896 DSC_1898