East Coast Adventure Day #4 – No More School & Dover Here We Come

Bee Bopping Down The Lonely Road… We Took The Grey Path.

As a responsible spouse, I continued to tidy the hotel room and prepare the vehicle for blastoff.  After showering and dressing up, I was frightened when I encountered a spider on the floor with menacing fangs and an evil grin.  Was it Basil Rathbone incarnate?  It was not a humorous situation by any means.

Hungary, I went to the hotel restaurant, and after sitting at the counter for 15 minutes and being ignored, I returned to the room and finished packing.  I’d rather dine with my bride anyway!

Walking down the street, I grabbed an energy bar to tide me over.  I waited for my bride to finish her last class, and we were ready.  While waiting, I strolled through the gardens at the convention center.

Mary left her class at 11:45 a.m.  We quickly set off for Dover, New Hampshire.  After hitting the acceleration switch and transitioning to warp speed, we arrived four hours later.

We took the longer coastal route since all freeways look the same.  We stopped at 1:30 p.m.. at a Dunkin’ Donuts store, Colleen’s favorite, and grabbed some lunch and had a latte.

We arrived at the Silver Fountain B&B at 5:00 p.m. Jon and Sarah would pick us up at 5:30 p.m.  It was perfect timing.

The Inn was excellent; there was an envelope on the front door with our name on it.  It said, “Come on in, we are doing errands!”.   We went upstairs and opened our suite!  Amazing, a page out of history!

“Welcome home!!”

The grounds were beautifully maintained and had a picturesque view.  We had to carry our luggage up a flight of stairs.  My luggage, which was the last one, was too heavy for me, so we waited for Jon, who carried it upstairs effortlessly.

We stayed in a suite of three rooms: a bathroom, a sitting room, and a bedroom.  The bed was so tall that we needed stools to climb in.  The decor was the turn of the century style.

The sitting room or parlor was twice the size of the bedroom!

They serve a full breakfast in the mornings.  However, we will miss it tomorrow because Jon is picking us up at 8:00 a.m. and heading to the county fair.  Why 8:00 a.m.?  Jon works three blocks from the hotel and gets off at 8:00 a.m.

Downstairs was a dining room and living room, plus a large kitchen.  Everything in the house was brought up to code, including the electricity systems.

Donna would love this place!

Last night’s dinner was delightful, with eighteen people in attendance.  The children’s laughter filled the room with joy.  Our family was seated at a long table.  We sat at one end, along with Cassie, Jackie, and their respective families.  We wanted to talk to them since they all work during the week.

Seeing  Calhan, Logann, Emerson, and now Ashton was heartwarming, making us recall being that age.

It was a pleasure to meet the two grandsons-in-law, who added a touch of humor to the evening.  We laughed and giggled for two hours.  Mary joined right in, sharing stories about growing up.

The food was delicious, and the service was fantastic.

The great-granddaughters were fascinated to finally meet their great-grandparents, whom they had only seen in pictures.  I remember my great-grandmother coming to live with us when I was that age, Granny B (B for Beaty).  Those memories are vivid with me after seventy years!

If everything goes as planned, Mary and I will be great-great-grandparents in another twelve years.

They are pretty good eaters!

Despite the noise, Jackie’s six-month-old baby slept soundly.  It seems to run in the family, as I can fall asleep almost anywhere.

Too cute!

After dinner, Jon drove us back to the hotel, where we slept.  It was a great day!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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