Monday, August 12, 2013

ny state of mind.

It was another weekend away for us and our 4am wakeup today to get back to DC in time for work was worth it! We went up to New York to see Ben's parents and even though we got there late Friday and left early this morning, we certainly made the most of it.

Saturday morning we went to the Farmer's Market in Pleasantville. It was a phenomenal market...

Not to mention they had the best waffles I have ever tasted from Pikas Farm Table.

I was wiped out this weekend. No idea why I was so tired but after the farmer's market I took a nap while everyone else went for a run. After all of this, we hit the road and drove over to Connecticut for lunch and antiquing. Lunch was awful but to make up for it we went to this roadside ice cream shop in Woodbury.

Our first stop was at Millhouse Antiques and Gardens. It was a gorgeous property. The pieces were spread out between a couple different buildings and we admired and talked with the owner. 

We then just drove down route 6 pulling into anyplace that had an antique sign. 

None of us planned to buy anything so we just perused and were amazing by some of the pricing!

By late afternoon, we made a last stop and then drove over to visit Ben's grandmother in Bridgeport. We spent a while looking at old photos and Ben's Aunt Susan stopped in for a visit as well. We piled into the car and drove through Fairfield to dinner. It was a gorgeous drive and we all commented on our favorite houses.  
Sunday morning we woke up and headed out for a run with Ben's dad in Rockefeller State Park Preserve.

Right after that we jumped in the car, with the roof down because it was a gorgeous day, to swing by Stone Barns to grab a bite for lunch at their cafe.

We also ran into some of their family friends and their golden retriever, Laila. I was in love.

After lunch, we hung around the kitchen. Ben and his Mom cooked up a storm. I took another nap. Ben's dad watched golf. It was quiet and nice.

And for dinner, we feasted on a fantastic meal by Ben. These scallops with corn and tomatoes were spot on...
Ben and his Mom also made this great beet salad...

And of course, green beans, potatoes, and ribeye.

Not pictured was the dessert of vanilla ice cream with a fresh peach sauce that was unreal. It was a wonderful weekend. We both feel rebooted and ready for the week to come!

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