Sunday, November 6, 2011

Anniversary in Barkhamsted, CT

Riverton is a village in the town of Barkhamsted, in northern CT.

Damage from last weekend's storm to two large oaks in front of the Riverton glassworks (formerly the Hitchcock Chair Museum).

Breakfast in the bay window of The Old Riverton Inn. Building visible across the Farmington River is the former Hitchcock Chair/Furniture Factory.

Hiking in People's State Forest.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Finished deck

We were able to finish on Tuesday night before the rain (Wed afternoon). It looks more chocolatey when wet (above) than when dry (previous post).

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Deck painting

Painting the lamp and mailbox posts turned into painting the deck, as inspiration hit Jason. Didn't have time to do the floor. Hopefully we'll get to that next weekend.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

More Travels...

I've been in Switzerland for three days, and so far the landscape is like China and New Zealand meet Gingerbread Wonderland and that episode of Star Trek where Wesley Crusher almost gets the death penalty for stepping in that flower garden on that planet with all the happy half-naked people (you know the one I'm talking about). Everything is super tidy and safe and tasty, and everyone is attractive and trim.

I've been having a great time visiting with my old friend, eating wonderful things, and seeing beautiful sights. (Sometimes it feels like I should be able to pull the hillsides apart and the ground will turn out to be chocolate, and the grass some tasty frosting.)

Today we took a gondola up a mountain called "The Rigi." I saw no riggies, so not I'm sure where they got the name...

And I had some good ice-cream later in the day... (I had to share it)

Wednesday I'll head back to Paris.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

E in Paree

My journal, the key to the apartment, cafe au lait, and the Louvre. This is basically all I've done so far.

(The key might be the coolest thing about my visit:)

Thursday, July 7, 2011