How common is it to not visit places in your own town? Visitors can travel from all over and plan to see all the sights. Yet when we live near something of interest, we may never go—too busy, assume we’ll get there one day and so on.
I visited my parents this week in Connecticut and when I arrived I asked my mother if there was anything she wanted or needed to do. Often I accompany her on simple errands and we take walks. This time she said she wanted to visit some places in Killingworth, where they’ve lived for more than 50 years. Two of the sites are fairly new so we can’t blame ourselves for never going.
One was the Lavender Pond Farm. Spanning acres and acres on gorgeous landscaped grounds, the farm sells lavender plants and products. No one was there when we arrived so we walked around a bit and said hello to the chickens.
Then we went to a new bed & breakfast that has opened. Set back in the woods, surrounded by ponds, it seems a perfect getaway yet close enough to area attractions. We met the innkeeper who told us the site has become popular for weddings. My mother, a Justice of the Peace, offered her services to conduct marriage ceremonies.
Next we stopped into Parmelee Farm, a 19th homestead purchased by the town that includes hiking trails and a community garden.