Saturday, December 10, 2011

Due to...

being gone for thirteen days and NaNoWriMo as well, we here at BumbleChick Farm have fallen behind too!  and we're still looking for the notes on what did i do with those notes.  where did we eat?  hmmm.  aren't the photos good enough?

Famous Clam Box.  Ipswich, MA.
The portions were enormous!  But everything was awesome.
I had the fried clams, of course, and there was enough to feed at least four of me.  4
P had the fried chicken and gave it near a 4
It was packed, even for November, and I can't imagine what it must be like in the summer.  Whoo-eee.

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The Inn At Castle Hill and Crane Estate.  Ipswich, MA.  
What an amazing place!!  We stayed a few nights at the Inn, which is owned by the Trustees of Reservations, so you know your money is going to protect the beautiful places in MA.

The Great House was absolutely beautiful and the grounds, amazing.  (I decided to use the house and grounds as the setting for my NaNo book).  There was an art show going on at the House so we were able to see inside and check out some amazing art at the same time.  We had a blast.  I wish we had been able to see inside what we thought was the kitchen, but was actually simply the Butler's Pantry and...oh, wow, indescribable.

Breakfast at the Inn was delicious.  Definitely 4.5.  One morning, we had french toast with apple cider syrup...that was incredible.

The other thing I liked about the Inn, they gave you water and tea and coffee throughout the day.  There is nothing I find so pathetic and cheezy as a, umm, well, more higher priced place that then charges for little things.  So, that upped them in my esteem.  And they tended us so nicely, offering to make fires in the living room when we were in there and giving us good advice for things to do.

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