Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend. We had such a fun weekend in Greenwich. Of course the visit was much too short and flew by, but we did a lot upstate. 🙂
Since we were delayed in heading to Greenwich on Friday we didn’t get to our hotel until 8pm. Instead of meeting Tiffany, Chris, and baby Cole for dinner, Tommy and I decided to just stay in for the night, order room service, and let Ava get comfortable with our room before she headed to bed. (Baby girl slept until 8:30am the next day and didn’t even stir).
The next morning we met Tiffany, Chris, and Cole for breakfast at Meli-Melo, a cute and casual (kid-friendly) restaurant in downtown Greenwich. I would say their specialties are definitely sweet and savory crepes – yum!
After breakfast and running a couple of errands, the gang was off to Silverman’s Farm in Easton, Connecticut. A couple of weeks ago when Tiffany and I were planning out our visit I had mentioned it would be great if we could go to a farm that had a pumpkin patch, apple-picking, or a petting zoo to keep Ava active and enjoy the start of the season up north, weather permitting. Luckily Silverman’s had everything! (Though pick-your-own apples wouldn’t start for a couple more weeks, the farm’s shop did sell a variety of apples to purchase).
For lunch we tailgated on the farm property. How cool is that?!
Another couple and their adorable baby daughter joined us at the farm. As you can see even though we all had kiddos, we still tailgated properly!
After we were done eating and drinking it was petting zoo time for Tommy, Ava, and me while the others headed over to the pumpkin patch. (I had told the others that since their kids were too young to enjoy the petting zoo, they could forgo the fee and that we would meet up with them later).
In addition to tons of animals at the petting zoo, there was also a really cool maze and a playground!
After visiting all the animals, running through the maze, and playing on the playground it was time to head on over to the pumpkin patch!
Rest assured we bought lots of big pumpkins for our porch, mini-sized pumpkins and gourds for decoration around the house and for friends and family, and apples for apple-pie making! Ava fell asleep in the car back to our hotel so we made a slight detour and drove around nearby towns, Darien and New Caanan ,because we didn’t want to wake her up.
For dinner, we regrouped back with Tiffany, Chris and Cole at the Greenwich Water Club (they are members)! We enjoyed a lovely meal and tour of the Club. It was the end to a great day.
On Sunday before we headed back home, we all had brunch at Harlan Social in Stamford. The area reminded Tommy and me a lot of the Navy Yard in DC. It’s set up against an industrial backdrop, but it’s obvious the intent is to make the area more residential and gentrified with luxury condos and apartments, bars, and restaurants.
And then it was time to say good-bye…:( We had so much fun this weekend and we’re so glad that the Orcutts don’t live too far away from us that makes weekend road trips possible. It was so wonderful to meet the newest member of the family. We’ll definitely come again!
Lodging: Hyatt Regency Greenwich (we loved this hotel. It has a beautiful atrium on the main floor, our Deluxe room was huge, and the customer service was top-notch). Bonus: It’s pet-friendly! (For future visits).
Destinations: Silverman’s Farm