Thursday, June 25, 2009
Day 11: Chester and East Haddam, CT
Boy, do I have some good pictures for you! I started my day in Chester, CT. Actually, before that I finally made it to breakfast haha "One small step for man..."
In Chester, I did some itsy bitsy shopping. I only spent $3...so that's pretty itsy bitsy.
I thought you might like to see what the houses looked like here. It was like a requirement to look perfect...and have an American flag flying!
Then I went to the Gillette Castle State Park. Check out the scenery.... :D Ohhhhh yea, heaven!
The Gillette Castle belonged to William Gillette who I guess playing Sherlock Holmes.....or maybe he wrote it? He was a writer, actor, etc, etc. His house was CRAZY!
This was the living area....
And then I was in awe of his bedroom. Hello, I could not even live in such a small area. I mean, I can hardly contain my stuff in an apartment AND the wing of a house :D
And the scenery from his house......amazing!
His house.....he designed it himself.....crazy...
It almost reminds me of Edward Scissorhands in the obscurity of it all. Such a weird structure in such a beautiful landscape...
Then I visited East Haddam. There's not really much there...(except for the Opera House below.)
This is back in Chester where I ate dinner at Restaurant du Village (vee laj). It was french. I was really scared because the menu had lamb and duck and I don't eat that stuff. When I sat down I was served an hor d'oeurve (had to look it up to spell in right) and it was....duck liver pate on a cracker. (Give me a second to stop gagging...ok better) I ate it.....Then had a glass of wine. Luckily they were serving salmon so I actually was able to eat a good meal. Then I had some chocolate cake, yummy, and $65 later I walked out haha.
Then.......I went to see 42nd Street at the Goodspeed Opera House back in East Haddam. Such an interesting place!