There are some places that are so welcoming and friendly that they have become some of my favorite memories of those visits. When I was growing up my family used to drive to the coast of Maine during the summer to go to the beach. I had the opportunity to return to one of these beach towns recently and I found the same sense of relaxation and fun that I remembered from the past. In addition to the ocean there are shops, ice cream stands and summer cottages that make a visitor feel welcome. Here are some of those inviting scenes.
An interesting display
Fragrant souvenir pillows
Time for ice cream!
Herbs in bloom
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I have a tradition of looking for ice cream when I travel and this continued when I was in Cornwall. I also decided to try a cream tea. With the idea of cream in mind I discovered other treats that contained clotted cream such as fudge and shortbread.
It was easy finding all the places I was looking for because of the strategic placement of the signs. There were lots of possibilities and it was difficult to decide where to go but after a good walk it was time to choose. The place that I went for cream tea was very good and I used all the clotted cream and jam on my scone. Soon after the tea it was time for an ice cream cone. After sampling several flavors on tiny spoons I chose vanilla with clotted cream fudge and it was delicious. I should have taken a photo as a souvenir but of course I couldn’t wait to try it.
baked goods and cream
it might be time for another ice cream cone
an important sign!
a welcome sight
One of the best things about ice cream is that it is simple to walk around or find a bench outdoors and enjoy a view like this.