Connecticut – a day trip?

After retuning from our flight back from NYC with Jean in August, I had enough time to unpack, go to the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) in Toronto with my youngest son and his wife, pack up again and then drive out east to Connecticut with my oldest son and his family.

Yankee Pedlar Inn

This is not our usual day trips that I’ve been posting. This one is literally one day trip, meaning it takes one day to drive there so we stayed at the Yankee Pedlar Inn while in Connecticut and enjoyed taking a step back in time. This century old hotel is a filled with history.

This old switchboard reminds me of when I used to be a switchboard operator for a chartered account company in Toronto. Hello? Are you there?

old switchboard

The original wagon used to pick up guests from the train station.

old horse carriage

A fabulous mosaic!

horse mosaicStrolling around and browsing through shops. My grandchildren were fascinated at the pottery shop and got to watch pottery being made.

I brought my yellow neon skinnies to wear with different tops. These were my favoutite pants this summer, worn here with a black tank top …

yellow skinnies with black top

and here with a white tank top …

yellow skinnies with white top

Jean and I bought honey comb necklaces in NYC.

honey comb necklace

I taught two dances at the Piper’s Gathering, where my son spent the weekend playing the small Scottish bagpipes.

Summer is past but thanks to photography memories are in living colour!

Hope you captured your special moments too!

♥ carmen

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17 Responses to Connecticut – a day trip?

  1. ivana split says:

    it seems like you had a lovely time!
    I really like your outfits, especially the one with yellow pants.

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  2. Jess says:

    Hi Lovely Carmen
    I was wondering whether it was a day trip. Certainly, litterally! we basically have to go by plane to visit everyone, NYC ( bro), Parents ( Pittsburgh) DC ( other bro), as it is too hard for me to even sit 8 hours in the car. My hubby and I like day trrips, we go to Asheville and other surrounding areas at times, fun to do. Looks like you had alot of fun, things we would do. I love taking pictures, and that you did infront of the pretty mural. Love the yellow pants, and almost how they blended in with the bench!! THe top is pretty , looks great with them, you also look super in a tunic! I am showing soon, something out of my comfort zone…
    Have a great week!
    from the link up,
    please stop by, jess

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  3. dan says:

    A pleasant day and beautiful photos to share! You look radiant ( as ever ) and yellow is a colour that really suits you!

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  4. jesse.anne.o says:

    Nice! That pottery shop sounds fun and I love the switchboard picture.

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  5. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for sharing your awesomeness with all of us Carmen!!! Why don’t you link up this post or any OOTD post this week to the TREND SPIN linkup which I am co-hosting with Laura and Erin. This linkup goes live starting Monday at 1am PST…hope to see your pretty face there!


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  6. utesmile says:

    … and the bench is the same colour too…..had fun with the dance I see. I would have loved to do that too !

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  7. Ralph says:

    Hi Carmen 😀 I just love/adore the way the bottom/lower third of your jacket/waistcoat blends with your pants/slacks and is then melded/enhanced by the seat/bench color/colour. Lovely post my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  8. Whenever I see the old wagons, I realize just how fortunate we are to have automobiles. Lol. It would take far too long, to get from point A in town to point B. However, I do love the nostalgia of old-world clothing/lidestyle. Even the lower class dressed more gentleman-esque and ladylike, compared to today. Now, my generation and the ones behind, believe no clothing = sexy.

    There used to be an allure about a woman. Show a little shoulder here, a little leg there. But now, we are equating sexy with no clothing at all. I sound far beyond my years, but I cannot raise our son/daughter with this way of thinking. It bothers me immensely. Lol. Music videos are simply softcore porn, and concerts are simply live sex shows. Lol.

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  9. Bob says:

    Delightful pictures.
    You taught the dance well….the “students” were enjoying the dance.

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  10. Bob says:

    LOL when I read that you were a switchboard operator…..someday, I’ll tell you why! (You may need to remind me.)
    I’m sure that your voice please all people you got you when they called. (Perhaps some called simply to hear your voice!)

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  11. Bob says:

    And purse (handbag) matches (of course….you co-ordinate all your clothes and accessories).

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  12. j-m says:

    Connecticut seems a nice place to go. I think it’s a good place to sumegirte in the history of North America and in the beauty of their present life. The hotel looks lovely, and is where you should go, because he has gone by very special people. Your details of historical and artistic elements are beautiful. The photo in the old centralist is very nice, you seem to find a home there. I really like the necklace with bee cells, after perfectly with your outfit queen bee in yellow and black. See you dance on the field is a bucolic and wonderful scene. See you with Captain Hook, gives a little scary, because the Queen of capri is too delicate to be in the arms of a pirate.

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  13. Dawn Lucy says:

    Love that necklace and those cool yellow pants! You look FAB!
    Dawn Lucy

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  14. Maggie Li says:

    Always a pleasure looking at your beautiful pictures and admiring your fashionable clothings and nice places you had visited. Keep them coming !

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