Sunday, April 18, 2021

Pink Saturday: Preview of Coming Attractions

 

Selfie time at The Po in Washington, Connecticut

I've gotten a little stuck with "K," so in an effort to move past Blogger's Block, I'm going with a photograph for Pink Saturday. It was taken on a recent visit to one of the all-time prettiest towns anywhere, Washington, Connecticut. There, I made the discovery of a new eatery, The Po, which is a shortened form of Post Office, whose building it shares. I fell totally in love with the lunch counter. Alas, there was no eating inside during my visit, but a return to The Po and Washington is definitely on my travel list. 

Has anyone started to put together a travel list for this year or even beyond? I've got a few places in mind and a few reservations made. My super long term dream trip, as of yet unscheduled, is New Zealand. I know friends who have made reservations, but I'm holding off until things are more stable. The one absolutely definite on my list is my fiftieth college reunion in May, 2022. It's not a far or exotic trip, but one that means so much to me.  

It's a real sunny spring day and now that I've gotten a few indoor errands done -- laundry is sorted -- I'm off to drink coffee out of doors. What are plans around Buttercupland?

As ever, thanks for visiting and have a great rest of Sunday. 

16 comments:

Sue said...

I love old fashioned lunch counters which are very rare now days, enjoy your afternoon.
Blessings,
Sue

Tammy Corvin said...

That pic really caught my eye! I love those types of places. I haven’t made plans to travel yet but I personally can’t wait to visit NYC again very soon!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

The lunch counter is awesome! Sort of modernized retro. And I like the Coke lamp too.

Frédérique said...

Lovely!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hope that you will be able to sit at the retro lunch counter on a future visit, Carol. No long distance travel plans for us, just local getaways including one to Newport, RI, in Sept. i would also like to visit New Zealand and Australia as well.

Biomaster said...

The same trip you're anticipating means a lot to me, too, Buttercup. We're planning a trip to aa wedding near LA in August and to visit our son in ABQ during that same western excursion. Leery about the plane and the airport, but excited to see new scenery.

Marcia said...

That is a really charming lunch counter. What was on the menu that tempted you?

Laurel Wood said...

This is an adorable eatery. So glad your day is mild and I hope you enjoyed your coffee outdoors.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I am not surprised to hear you writing about future trips. It is good to plan and fun to look forward to a vacation. However, you are correct in waiting to see how the coming months play out.

TARYTERRE said...

love the lunch counter. quaint and charming. though we are both vaccinated my hubby is reluctant to stay in hotels. so we are grounded. new zealand sounds wonderful. an old elementary school friend was from there. i hope your reunion goes forward in 2022. fingers crossed.

Edna B said...

I love the soda counter. That's what they were in my day. As for travel, I don't have any plans. I'm happy to just make it out to my porch. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

Melinda said...

Super Cute!
Haven't thought much about travel, though we
might go to Oklahoma and see Mr. Ken's sister
and family next month.

I have made it to "S" getting ready to do a "T" post.
I think I will get through April with most of the letters.

M : )

Little Wandering Wren said...

Oh New Zealand I could see you loving NZ and maybe I should come with you! If I ever make it back myself!!
Wren x

Tristan Robin said...

We have a marvelous old lunch counter diner here in New Haven - which is located inside a tiny building and has been in continuous operation since 1895. It is the official home of the original hamburger (recognized by the Library of Congress, no less 😂). Their menu is hysterical - Hamburgers, Potato Salad, Potato Chips, Pie. Period. They also state: We want you to experience the meat’s true flavor, so we serve it on white toast with only cheese, onion, and tomato as garnishes. They will serve ketchup on request ONLY. No mayo. No mustard. No steak sauce. LOL

Their lunch counter is a thing of beauty.

But not as posh as the one you shared!

Tristan Robin said...

P.S.
Thought you might enjoy this post from several years ago:
https://tristanrobin.blogspot.com/2017/12/time-capsule-diner-hiding-out.html

Theresa said...

Looks like a place I would enjoy! We are trying to plan a beach trip, I need to see the ocean:) Have a beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!