12 November 2011

A Sunday Drive

 One of the things that I consider important when visiting an area is to see the final resting place of where family is buried.  Weird, I know, but I love looking at when someone was born, when they passed on, and anything else the family may have written.  This cemetery was almost as pretty as where my German grandparents are buried although this one has a gorgeous view.  Here in Middleton, CT you will find my hubby's grandparents buried amongst the hillside along with this very, very, old church.



Some very old grave stones here, but the view is fantastic.  His aunt said that a lot of people will come here just to walk.  I wish we would have had more time as I definitely would have explored it more.  So, next stop was Haddam.
Here is the boat that you can take to do tours on the Connecticut river.
The building there is what was the old opera house.
Doing a turn around I spotted this water fall, and had hubby pull over so that I could get a photo of it.
I don't know why I took this one.  I believe it is because the building is so old, and I loved the different colored bricks!
I wish we would have had more time since I would have loved to have eaten at the little restaurant across the street. 


This just looked so pretty and peaceful.
I would have enjoyed a picnic lunch here!
I loved this little area!  A pond, the split rail fence, the gazebo!  This definitely made a nice Sunday drive, and I am hoping that we will be able to explore more next year.


Anke said...

The area is beautiful!

Silke said...

Liebe Ulrike,

That is such a pretty little town! And it looks like a beautiful trip!

Daniel does a lot of genealogy research and whenever we visit little towns where his ancestors have lived, we always visit the cemeteries. I've actually always liked walking across cemeteries, especially very beautiful ones.

Hope you are doing well!! Hugs, Silke

stadtgarten said...

This was really a nice Sunday drive, you have seen lots of beautiful and interesting places and taken nice pictures. Thanks for taking us with you on that trip!
Have a nice weekend, liebe Gruesse, Monika

Madelief said...

Hi Ulrike,

Such a pretty Sunday drive along the lake. The cemetery does look peaceful. Such a beautiful location! I can imagine why people go there for a walk.

The white buildings look very pretty too. We don't have houses like that in Holland!

Wish you a happy weekend!

Madelief x

Hillside Garden said...

Ulrike, I like cemeterys very much, they are so peaceful. Often I walk around to read the words on the stones.


Rosine said...

Nice that you have recognised Jonny. I'm glad.
And I please I to read you now more often!

Best regards from Rosine

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

That's just the prettiest little church and cemetery. Your loved ones are lucky to have been laid to rest there. Thanks for sharing these photos with all of us.

Zuzu said...

Oh, it is so beautiful there, Ulrike! Thank you for bringing us along! :)
And thank you for popping over to visit me - so many wonderful comments from you!!! It has been such a busy summer - hopefully we will get the opportunity to chat more often now that winter is near.
Happy weekend!
~ Zuzu

Heidi said...

Hello Ulrike! How nice to have you visit me once again. I enjoyed coming along with you on your ride also. I love old cemeteries. There is something really precious contained there as you read of gravestones.

Hugs from Holland ~

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful pictures! Carla

Madelief said...

Dear Ulrike,

I missed your posts! Hope you will be posting again soon. I wish you and Craig a Merry Christmas and all the best for a beautiful & healthy 2012!

Lieve groetjes, Madelief xox

Rosine said...

Liebe Ulrike, ich danke dir für die zauberhafte Weihnachtskarte und wünsche dir auch ein wunderschöne Weihnacht!!!

Bis bald
und liebe Grüße
Rosine ♥♥♥

Madelief said...

Dear Ulrike,

Thank you for your beautiful Christmas card! I hope you and Craig had a wonderful time!

Lieve groet & all the best for a Happy and Healthy 2012!

Madelief xox

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