A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida (Naples) and southwest Connecticut (Ridgefield) and New England and other places he goes.
I'd love to stop here sometime!
I'm with Sharon. Looks like this is the place to stay, (and enjoy a beer or three).
Griswold is indeed, a very popular name. Remember the "Vacation" movies with Chevy Chase aka Clark Griswold?Love this place, though you don't find many like it in this country. 1776 huh? There's something familiar about that date? Hmmm...Are you having fun yet?
I'm hungry, I'll be right over. Just my kind of place.Any idea as to why Essex is called Essex?
@Cieldequimper: Inquiring minds want to know, so I looked it up on the internet, which, as you know, is always accurate.Like many place names in New England, the name Essex was probably borrowed from names of the places back in England where our ancestors came from. (Mine came from Ireland, but you know what I mean . . . )But, I like an answer I found when I googled "What does 'sex' mean in place names?": Sex here means Saxons. So Wessex, Essex and Sussex were the western, eastern and southern Saxons. Presumably, the northern Saxons lived in Nosex and all died out!
This place looks so cozy! Love that old carriage in the front.
I don't envy you flying this week, but I want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Looks like a nice place for a visit.
Thank you @Jack for the nice mention and great photos. The 'Gris', as it is affectionately known is a very special place and a CT icon. Mentioned in the book "1000 places you should see before you die" and on the series "Mad Men" , it is authentic New England. Take a look at our Facebbok page and 'like' as at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Griswold-Inn/117806418240407Thanks again!! Geoffrey Paul (Co-Owner)
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