As we continued our way through the house, we came to the room that had originally been the Master Bedroom. I was disappointed that they did not have it furnished as nearly as it had been, but instead used it to display other items of furniture. However, it was still a lovely room, and I could envision somewhat how it might have looked when a bedroom for the Master and Mistress of the house. I personally loved the two window seats on either side of the fireplace!
Slightly blurry due to shooting through the protective glass wall they had up to keep people out of the room.
The formal parlor.
And an old record player . . . plus a better view of the lovely rug in this room. Many of the rooms had huge wool rugs that were still from the owners of the home! I do not remember whether or not this rug was an original one or not.
The informal parlor was where the family spent alot of their time if the weather outside was inclement.
The programmed audio told us that the main furniture in this room was the furniture that the family used in this room. We were also told that the Master considered much of the furniture in this room very uncomfortable but kept his mouth shut about it so as not to hurt his wife’s feelings since she had chosen it. I loved all the windows in this room, and found the light playing off the colors beautiful. Just looking at the furniture, esp. the benches on the sides of the table in the center of the room, I personally could easily believe it was not too comfortable!
Our tour finally took us back out to the porch that was closed in after the house became a tourist attraction so that there was a place to come in and pay the admissions fee. ($6.00 per adult, so fairly reasonable, we felt.)
We decided to walk about the house and see what we could see from the outside.
This corner struck me as a lovely one.
After our walk about the house, we decided to find the restrooms, and then make good our escape. We stopped for Mexican on the way home (nope, sorry, didn’t take any photos) and arrived home to find that between our friend who baby sat for part of the day (thanks, Lisa!) and Charity, everything was well and under control. The day was amazingly good for both of us–we were able to actually have some in-depth conversation about some much needed topics, as well as just having a lot of cheerful time together that was important too for our mental health!
I’m very grateful that God worked out the details of our day so that we could really get away together . . . “escaping” to another state felt really good. Better than if we had stayed more local–I know we weren’t that far from home, but just getting out of our state into another one felt more special and more like a true “get-away” even though it was only for part of the day–not even over night. Maybe next year we can try an over night get away . . . or maybe not . . . Katya may still not be ready for that . . . but who knows?! I can dream, right?