Monday, September 14, 2009

Hidden gems...

How was your weekend?

Even though summer is on the wane, there are places that are still open for summer fun and we visited both of them this weekend.

This above hot dog stand with taxi is not only fun to look at, but they make a great hot dog and are a summer fixture in Portland, CT. Can you see the relish and onions on the roof?

While reading an article on the "quiet corner" of Connecticut, in Yankee Magazine, I saw an ice cream stand mentioned.

We pass the nearby intersection frequently but never turned the corner. So, we set off to find "Canterbury Cones" and were not disappointed. Wonderful ice cream, nice owners, and a place to sit and relax in farm country. I took this photo just before they opened, but within minutes, the parking lot began to fill. People come from everywhere for the ice cream. Luckily for us, it will be open a few more months.

So, we extended a bit of summer into our weekend... although soccer season has started... and we are busy doing all the things one has to do to get ready for fall.

Monday, Monday....

Enjoy the day!


April said...

The dogs wish they could have a weiner from that cool hotdogmobile!

And the ice cream sounds delicious! What a fun place. So many treasures you discover!

Christina said...

Now that is cool! And I love a good hotdog!

XUE said...

This is one of the things that we love about America when we used to live in NYC. You come across such fun & quirky stuff here & there. Would move back there again if we have the chance. We love New England too, especially the Indian Summer!