Down the Street, and Around the Corner

Hope Street, Bristol

I took my daughter out to dinner Saturday night. Grandad is out-of-town again (coming home today! YAY!), and it seemed a waste to not make the Best Use of our regularly scheduled babysitter. She and I hopped in the car and crossed the bridge (the Mount Hope, Mere!) to the next town over – Bristol, RI.

I knew they’d be All Decorated, so I brought the camera along for the ride…

Bristol is a sweet old town, where old and new mingle seamlessly. See that ‘cafe’ in the foreground? That’s a Dunkin’ Donuts…nice, huh?

All dressed up!

(Please ignore the poorly placed street sign. The giant snowflake isn’t really on a stick!)

We had a great time, but were out later than anticipated. Since we had promised to be home by bedtime, I only got a few shots before we zipped back home to tuck the Munchkins into bed…

And when we got there….

Naughty Elves!

The kids weren’t the only ones climbing the walls!

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26 thoughts on “Down the Street, and Around the Corner

  1. I’m sure you enjoyed your night out…Bristol looks like it was decorated nice. I know the kids will enjoy where the elves end up each day. πŸ™‚

    • I’ve wanted to get up there with the camera for years, Karen. When my son was in high school, he took fencing lessons in Barrington. I loved driving up Hope Street at the holidays, under those giant blue snowflakes. πŸ˜€

  2. What a lovely place. It really is a treat to have a few special moments with your daughter..away from everyone else. Just you and her!!

    Linda
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  3. It looks really pretty there – you all seem to be getting into the Christmas spirit – elves included! πŸ˜€ I think I need some round my house to liven things up! πŸ˜‰

  4. Glad you had some ‘bonding time’ away from the munchkins ~ it does look like a lovely quiet place! BUT, hmmm, have those elves managed to get into cahoots with the ‘naughty monkeys’ – perhaps some of the power is dissipating ?

    • They’ve made the occasional mess, but nothing like some Other Elves! Yesterday, they were sitting on the light over the dining room table – the kids were SO good, that I asked them to PLEASE choose that spot again πŸ˜€

    • I love it when an established company will work within a space like that to keep it in character for the area…they have the cash to fix the buildings, where a small company might not. There’s a good mix of national and local on this street…a fun place to eat and shop!

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