Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Bed and Breakfast

Happy May! I got in an impressive 22 posts for the month of April, which I consider pretty prolific. Mind you, I'm not boasting that the content of those 22 posts is impressive, but just the sheer number itself.

FavoriteBoy and I just returned from a lovely mini-vacation! Our dear friend Holly was given a gift certificate to stay at an exquisite Bed and Breakfast Inn in nearby Ipswich. Being the overwhelmingly generous person that she is, her immediate thought was to give the night away to Nathan and me. (!!!) It was a gesture of gratitude, as Nathan has been accompanying her free of charge for the past four years. And so it was that yesterday afternoon found us checking in to The Inn at Castle Hill , being shown into the Miné room, and soon after enjoying afternoon tea on a lovely cushioned windowseat while reading an eclectic variety of books on a myriad of topics.

I read Hidden Treasure on Boston's North Shore from cover to cover, and subsequently FavoriteBoy and I resolved to make this summer an adventurous one in which we go and discover all sorts of museums and things right here at our fingertips. It's going to be such a fun summer; I'm really looking forward to it.

After tea and lots of reading, we went to downtown Ipswich and found a cozy little pizzeria where we enjoyed dinner together. Afterwards, back at the bed and breakfast, we watched a movie and went to bed. And in the morning there was fruit and yogurt and granola and pecan waffles and omlettes and all sorts of yummy things.

Really, the past 24 hours have been such fun.


  1. I played a wedding there recently... it's so beautiful! That was so wonderful of Holly :)

  2. Sounds wonderful. What a great friend. Adventure on.

  3. Sounds like great fun, what a wonderful gift!

    And I think your idea for the summer sounds perfect. I hope you post updates on all the exciting and wonderful places you explore!