Wednesday, January 11, 2012

So much for resolutions

It's only 11 days into the new year and I seem to have broken most of the ones I made. Must remember not to make any next year!

But today is a new day and I'm trying to keep one, which is to write a daily blog post.

I can't really write much of a post about the Cupcake Trip that Duchess Linda and I took Saturday to Sugar Bakery & Sweet Shop in East Haven, Ct. , winner of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars in 2010.
As you can see from the link (please read her post) she already wrote a comprehensive one!

We enjoyed these sweet samples of frosting ~ and then came the hard part: which cupcakes to buy? 

It took quite a while to choose from more than 20 varieties. 

This trip broke another resolution, come to think of it! Consuming cupcakes (even though I only had half of one) is no way to lose weight. I bought four different chocolatey ones; the children each had one, I brought one to my chocoholic mom and Ralph and I split the remaining one. Yummy!
They even sell T-shirts. One says "Keep Calm and Eat A Cupcake." Don't know how to stay calm after consuming all that sugar, but I'm willing to give it a try.  The map of the U.S. shows just how far some folks have traveled to get their cupcakes.

 And I didn't realize it at the time but I managed to get Linda's red Dodge Caliber in the photo. 

 When we left with our purchases you could say we were "happy."

So after the bakery visiting we got back on the highway and The Distracted Wanderer asked me how far away I thought the 9/11 memorial in Westport was from where we were.

I guesstimated 30 miles. But when you say "30 miles" to Duchess Linda, it's like saying "3 miles" to anyone else!
She doesn't mind driving, and I don't mind passenging. We headed down I-95 South from East Haven to Westport and Sherwood Island State Park.

The island is actually a peninsula that goes into Long Island Sound. There we photographed the living memorial that lists names of Connecticut residents or those with close family in the state who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Since it was a mild, sunny day for January there were quite a lot of people there taking a stroll, flying kites, viewing the somber memorial and just relaxing.

But I think I'll save those photos for another day. Cupcakes and terror attacks don't really go together very well.

Linda and I ended up back in West Haven at the Texas Roadhouse for a late lunch. Here's Linda sitting near the Willie Nelson Corner.

 I hope you enjoyed reading about our January wandering. I know I enjoyed being a part of it.


Barb and TheDailyGs said...

A resolution is kinda like a wish list... you don't actually expect it to come into being. Just saying.

Cupcakes for everyone!

bj said...

YAY....WILLIE NELSON corner....I am such a fan of that ratty ole man. :))
Mr. Sweet hung out with him a bit back in college days...Texas Tech (don't think Willie went to college there....)....also was Buddy Holly. In fact, Mr. Sweet was in a little band and they would practice in his dorm room. If they thought Buddy was coming by, they locked the door and wouldn't let him in ....finally, tho, they would open the door for him. They didn't think he could sing...imagine that! O, it just dawned on me....maybe you don't know Buddy Holly ??? I keep forgetting that not everyone in this world is as olden as I am. :)))

Now, I don't know why but I am needing a chocolate cupcake.....BAAAAD !!

Linda said...

I love your entire post except for that last picture! ;-)

Thanks for taking a ride with me on Saturday; it was great to see you and do some s'ploring around and eat some good stuff.

Oh ... and sorry about helping you break that resolution ... my bad!

Carletta said...

Love that show!
Frosting shots - oh, so glad that place isn't close to me. :) Yum!
Hubs and I ate at Roadhouse this week. Yum again!
I wanted to do a 365 photo days on my blog but I just can't seem to commit to it. I hope your post a day continues.