A Day In The Village
A warm summer Saturday with numerous options seems to carry lasting memories year round. You wake up, throw on some clothes and arrange to meet friends at the local coffee shop on Water Street. Then it's off to the farmer's market near the fishing docks for fish just off the boats and perhaps some fresh Connecticut grown vegetables, from the farmers market for dinner. Walking back to your new home, stop at the newsstand and catch up on the local happenings. As you walk up Water Street you notice that perfect antique chair that would look just right in your comfortable new study. You find yourself reflecting on the fact that 101 Main is not just a beautiful home; it's a lifestyle where you decide how much of the outside world you want to let in.
After dropping off the groceries and the new chair, stop by the covered parking area to pick up your life jacket in your storage locker. It's off to the small boat association area beside the fishing docks to take a leisurely paddle around Stonington harbor. Friends at coffee mentioned that the African cranes are visible near the marshes and you're excited to catch a glimpse.
Then, it's off to the local bistro for lunch to catch up with some friends. Rachel Ray was right, this is a fantastic restaurant and it's your local spot -- one of four famous restaurants you have within walking distance.
You brought your duffle bag, swim suit, and a good book as you head to Stonington Point near the lighthouse, just a short walk away. A special treat: While sitting on the De Bois Beach, the fishing fleet departs and you carefully watch it fade to the horizon with Fishers Island and Watch Hill in the distance.
At the end of the day, you're relaxed, but not too tired to head out to Mystic for a lecture at Mystic Seaport, just five minutes away.
Upon your return to your new home, you stop to take in the gardens that are in full bloom with the scent of freshly cut grass. Friends are stopping over for a drink, and you prepare a quick appetizer for your guests in your gourmet kitchen. While relaxing in front of your fireplace with your friends, you wish that you had found Stonington Borough years ago.
You hear the village clock strike six as you turn your fresh fish on the grill.