Monday, October 27, 2014

Our Trip Down the Rabbit Hole

I love the fall--the colors, the temperatures, the activities, the foods.  And this weekend we went on one of our favorite fall outings:  a visit to the Fairy Houses of the Florence Griswold museum followed by lunch at PizzaWorks, with its good food (great marinara!  inventive pizzas!  that scrumptious Derby pie!) and model trains.  And this time, Ma and Gong joined us.

The faerie house theme was Alice in Wonderland, Steampunk'd.  So, the familiar White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, and Queen of Hearts, plus gears, gogs, keys, watches, brass, and leather.  It was a beautiful fall day, though a tad on the windy side there along the river.  Still, we had a wonderful time.

I think this was Mama's favorite--the Rabbit Hole re-envisioned as a broken pipe.

The "Eat Me" cake, in the beginning of the story.

I always like the doors and window, these in my favorite installation place under the big tree.

School children made a hundred or more small, ceramic tea party tables which wound between, and through, the trees.

You could actually peer inside this one, to see a garden of metal flowers, all lit by a solar light.  This was the kids' favorite.

A view through the barn doors as we enjoyed cider, hot chocolate, chips, and brownies.

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