Road trip and Foodie friends!
How is the summer going you ask? Its been epic, lots of day trips, lots to eat (and drink!) and way more to come. Our most recent adventure took us to a sleepy town in Eastern CT called Hampton. A town of approx 2000, w/ an old school country general store, a corn stand, a post office, a garage and… that’s it.
It does have, tons of fields, great views (from our hill!) and is only a mile away from Sharpe Hill Vineyards. if you don’t know what that is… you better Google it now. Top of the line, quintessential New England Winery, award winning whites and reds and a restaurant that is line none other.
But, but back to our little pocket of Eastern CT, at the top of Windy Hill Rd in Hampton stands a farm house, a place I have dubbed The Inn on Windy Hill. It is a large colonial farm house, 6 beds, 3.5 baths, parlor, vintage dinning room w/ exposed beams… the New England farm house to a T. There are barns, a wood shed a pool house a pond, a frog pond, tons of Adirondack chairs, fields and a garden. An oasis of sorts, a place to relax, get out of the city, breathe…
We ate Surf and Turf, we ate farm to table, artisinal breakfast sandwiches, local beers, not so local beers.
Its easy to understand why a place like this gets you out of the normal city/suburb grind… Open spaces, beautiful sunsets, back roads to whip around on. It has become a place where we go to think, reflect and rest.
An added bonus, the property includes a 1967 VW Beetle. It what can only be considered immaculate condition. The Robins Egg blue Beetle fires up at first crank, sounds awesome, rides great and is just a blast. We took it down the road… at speed… to the local Corn and stand. It was only a few mile journey in total, but something about the windows open, the twisties, the back roads… its just fun. Truly reflective.
A great weekend was had for sure. We ate, we drank, we slept, we swam, we rested, we talked,
we recovered… This place has shaped me, it means more to me than most places and I am excited to share this bit with you guys.
See you on the road or at the diner bar!
Road and Snack