Not to be outdone by Fun Saturday #1, today I bring you another one. The funny thing is, it was the weekend after the first one, which is of course the way it works. You sit around for months not doing much, and then everything happens in a few weeks!
Anyway, on the weekend of October 18, my niece Amanda and her husband Pat visited from Baltimore. We always have a good time with them, and they are always up for any adventure. The Tim decided that we should all go on a visit to Winterthur. We had been there once years ago, for their Christmastime display (amazing and beautiful), but not since. And they currently have a special exhibit of some of the costumes from the TV series "Downton Abbey." Since we watch it, and knew that Amanda and Pat were big fans, it seemed like a good idea for an outing.
As luck would have it, the day was one of those fall days you think only exists in the movies - sunny, crisp, with the slightest breeze but not too cool and not too hot. We had a wonderful time, enjoying the outdoor spaces as much as the indoor ones.
Hopefully, these pictures will give you an idea of the place.
From left to right: Pat, Amanda, The Tim
Story stones in the Childrens' Fairy Garden
Fairy House chandelier
Pat and The Tim in the bird's nest in the Fairy Garden
Wall around the pool
And then, the inside of the house, including the conservatory and its ceiling - it's always hard for me to believe that people just lived in these places, you know, like a "regular house" ...
As F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "The rich are different than you and me." I think he was on to something there. :-)
The Downton Abbey costumes will be in another post (whenever I get to editing those pictures), so stay tuned!