Part II of our New England adventure started out at the Morning Glory Cafe in Old Lyme, where we met up with two of Grandma Nancy’s college friends who she hadn’t seen since graduation in 1950. The ladies had a lot to catch up on! They swapped stories, shared pictures of their families and were generally over the moon to be together again.
From there, we explored the town of Essex. Like most of Connecticut, it is chalk full of charming and historic colonial architecture. Inside the shops and restaurants, the walls are covered from floor to ceiling in pictures of boats. We are unable to walk past a museum without going inside, so we checked out the Connecticut River Museum, where we went inside the world’s first submarine and saw – you guessed it – more pictures of boats.
We went back to our hotel, the Old Lyme Inn, to get ready for the wedding. It felt more like staying at an old house than a hotel – the inn only has 13 rooms, all of which were occupied by family. They made us fresh chocolate chip cookies to eat as we got ready – score!
Adam and Lauren’s wedding was really exceptional – it was outside overlooking the water, and the weather was perfectly cool and sunny. They decided to sign their marriage license and Ketubah during the ceremony so they could be officially married in front of all their family and friends. It was wonderful to see them beaming with joy as they tied the knot!
And then, we partied down.
This crew likes to get down on the dance floor, no holding back. We did the hora, the pretzel, the refrigerator – a signature family boogie, and lots of other moves that have no name. We cooled down at the end of the night with Del’s frozen lemonade – a refreshing ending to a first class wedding of two genuinely awesome people.
Mazel Tov to Adam and Lauren!
Until We Eat Again,
Two Happy Cooks