|Actual key cubbies at our hotel|
I am home.
Finally, after a crazy week of shipping my oldest daughter off to Maine and heading to a beach a bit farther away than our usual.
We had a blast. It was a throwback in many ways. First it was the place I vacationed as a child and visited with my older children.
We stayed in a modern, expensive and less than clean hotel the first two nights and upon deciding to stay a third went for the retro place that was equally dirty but more interesting. I am kind of a germaphobe so my standards are pretty high but this place had actual keys to the rooms and fantastic features.
|Art Nouveau paintings in our hotel|
The hotel had Art Nouveau paintings and chandeliers. The whole place evoked a bona fide 1920's feel and that's because it is actually that old. I have a very dim memory of a luncheon in the restaurant as a child.
|Fairy atop old ticket booth|
We took my little one to the rides. Many of them are more than 100 years old. She enjoyed the same things that my older kids and I did a kid. It was a wonderful vicarious experience.
The whole town was very familiar but changed, in that I-haven't-been-here-in-15-years kind of way.
|The "Fairy Whip" enjoyed by 3 generations of my family|
I truly thought I could have a "workation" and write a few blog posts. Silly me. I am back in the saddle with a bunch of projects just launching that I can't wait to share.