Last weekend was a nice long weekend so we decided to take a day trip to Essex, Connecticut. I love Essex because it's such a quaint New England town with historic houses that line a beautiful main street. There is a main strip of antique shops, retail stores, coffee houses and restaurants that makes for a fun stroll on a sunny day. And of course, "The Griswold Inn" adds such wonderful character right in the middle of town. We ate brunch in the Tavern room on Sunday and there was a little band playing.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.
We call this "The Birdhouse" House. This is one of my favorite houses along main street- and it's actually for sale. (Interested parties can view more photos here).
The yard is always so manicured!
|Courtesy William Pitt Realty|
Yes, the sun is glaring into my iPhone but I love this house as well-- The bright red door and black lacquer shutters, love!
|Courtesy of Historic Buildings of CT|
The houses are still decorated with New England Christmas flair. Fresh greenery and wreaths adorn the doorways and gates.
The 'boys' outside of The Griswold Inn just as we're getting ready to go in for brunch.
|Courtesy of The American Public House|
And the "after" photo of the Vivster and and me relaxing after we have stuffed our tummies with wonderful comfort food.
Strolling along Main Street doing some "window" shopping.
We continue on to look at more of the houses. Some have very nautical themes. Essex is right on the water! A beautiful place to visit in the spring and summer time.
It's nice to visit other New England towns outside of my own.
It makes for a fun day trip away with the family.
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