We’re in Tamworth, New Hampshire tonight. It’s a tiny town, quiet and lovely, and about as far away from a bustling law practice in a relatively large city as you can get — which, of course, is the the whole idea. The photo above, of a beautiful home on the outskirts of town, gives you an idea of the tranquility of the place.
I particularly like the silence here. Sitting in a 225-year-old house built by a ship captain that now operates as a bed and breakfast, with not a sound emanating from outside, Columbus seems very far away.
This morning Kish and I got the most important meal of the day at the Hampton Inn breakfast bar in Utica, N.Y. For something that’s self-serve, buffet-style, and no extra charge — which means you’ve already paid for it — it wasn’t bad.
The oatmeal was hot and good, and I topped it with cranberries, almond slivers, and brown sugar. I had a toasted English muffin, and Kish and I sampled some maple sausage slices and a “bagel topper,” which is scrambled eggs and melted cheese on a toasted bagel half. Not bad, either! The coffee was hot and the OJ was cold. In a nod to green sensibilities, the tray was made of recycled paper, too.
We served ourselves, stoked up in short order, and hit the road in good time. That’s the point.
At one of the corners of the main intersection in Vermilion, Ohio, you will find Wally The Walleye. Wally is a good-sized metal sculpture that appears to be anatomically accurate –he’s even got a lure in his mouth — but rather than standard scales he’s got fish representations on his shiny skin.
Wally is part of the “Follow The Fish” Art and Adventure Trail along Lake Erie. He was sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. As is the case with so much public art, Wally adds a very nice and distinctive touch to his little corner of the world. The Follow The Fish Trail is a cool idea.