I have quite a few, and maybe soon I'll do just a pictures post. So you can see how gorgeous it is here and all want to come visit :-)
This past Monday night, a new friend of mine and I went to dinner. We both needed a girls night out.
This is a new friend, but as Anne would say, truly a kindred spirit. She is old enough to be my mother, but yet it somehow is just right. She doesn't know my story and I didn't know hers, yet I knew I could tell her every gory detail and she would somehow love me more for it.
It was her birthday the next day, but with our schedules, we decided Monday was the best night to go out.
She picked me up at the corner of Grove St. and Columbus Ave. in Hartford around 4pm. We were headed to Stonington for dinner at a seaside restaurant.
We talked each other's ear off the entire drive down to the shore, which I might add for my Midwestern friends...is a mere hour drive :-)
We found our way through Stonington, which I think I could stroll the streets of for days and not tire of the scenes. Seriously. Quaint New England homes dotted along the narrow streets within view of the shore. Sailboats dotted the horizon and were tethered to a smattering of docks.
It was like driving into a picture.
We found the restaurant and settled into a seat on the deck looking over the water.
I had never been, but she had quite a few times.
What we hadn't realized is that the restaurant changed ownership.
Instead of a normal restaurant, it was now a slightly upscale place to dine.
We noticed this as soon as we flipped our menus over.
Note: When there are no $ symbols or .00 after the prices. Its too nice of a place for Julie.
We giggled and frantically decided what to order.
The seafood spaghetti sounded delish and that is what we both ordered. (Anyone who knows me well, should be proud of me and all the new foods I'm trying!! Seafood spaghetti was a huge leap in the 'Julie's actually growing up' category!)
|Waiting on our million dollar spaghetti. (I blotted her face out because I didn't ask her if she minded her picture being here, not because I don't want you to see her :-) )|
It was a gorgeous summer night, the cool air blowing off the water. We had planned for this night out for weeks and enjoyed the anticipation, but realizing the night was quickly going away.
After our ice cream, we headed towards Waterford to a friends beachfront house to watch the sun set. We missed the main part of the show, but still was able to enjoy the colors fading into the sea.
We ran into other friends at the house and spent some time chatting with them.
We soon realized that it was getting late and we needed to head back north. We talked the entire way home, and then sat in the parking lot next to my car for a few minutes....still finishing up talking.
I had such a great time during this girls night. I can't wait to do it again!!
(Sorry about the pictures being sideways...not sure why. They were right when I uploaded them and I'm sure I could fix them if I really tried. But I'm tired, so I guess you'll have to turn your head to truly enjoy the pictures.)