Travel theme: Inviting

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.




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Ice Cream and Cream Tea

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.

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.