Seaside Weekend

We spent the weekend at my parent’s beach house in the tiny Connecticut shore town of Noank.  In my opinion, there really isn’t much in this world more charming than small coastal New England towns. Walking to the village bakery for coffee and drinking it by the beach, sitting at picnic tables at salty little seafood joints eating lobster (or in my case, shrimp- I have yet to find the joy in lobster-eating), watching the little Memorial Day parade amongst neighbors…it’s all very Americana. Some quick pics from the weekend…

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But the most most pulse-pounding action in this sleepy town happened one afternoon on our way back from walking the dogs.  We came upon a pair of baby raccoons in the middle of the street cuddled together with no mommy to be found. Before the dogs could attack, Andrew directed traffic around them while I ran to get my Mom (a.k.a Dr. Doolittle).  Before long a few people in town had gathered, one being a very nice man who turns out, has had racoons as pets before!  As I absolutely lost my mind on the side of the road over their cuteness and potential demise if left alone, he got some gloves from his car, scooped them up and brought them to an animal rescue facility. I really wish I could have taken them home and cuddled them and dressed them in tiny overalls, but alas, raccoon pets (Fred & Walter, not that I named them or anything…) were not to be. Look how cute they are!

I hope your long weekend was lovely too!


  1. My dad rescued baby raccoons when he was a kid!! The pictures are so adorable, I always wanted some. So glad you saved them :)

  2. OMG – those are the cutest little bandits I’ve ever seen! I don’t blame you for wanting to take them home. So sweet.
    Looks like you had a wonderfully calm and relaxing weekend. :)

  3. so…i had pet raccoons as a child. read sterling north’s rascal. amazing book and i begged my father. we lived on a river in the country and so my amazing dad, safely and humanely caught a mom and dad and they had babies and we raised two. it was amazing. cheers to a fellow animal lover!

  4. oh my word, they are adorable! i couldn’t have left them either…i love that someone was trying to call them?? looks like a lovely weekend!

  5. love the pics of quintessential new england charm and sweet raccoons! but i’m writing in for a little help! i can’t find anywhere online that will give me the benjamin moore paint color equivalent to a back bay ~ upper east side brownstone paint color. specifically, the stone, gray color a la 160 commonwealth ave in boston. can you take a good guess and let your gentle readers know? thanks!!

  6. So pretty! I imagine eventually settling down in a seaside town. We also were at the beach but on the other coast exploring the PNW islands. I highly recommend a visit over here!

  7. Beautiful pictures and looks like the most idyllic spot. My mom raised an orphan raccoon and they are adorable. “Rosco” as we called him, got to be pesky, older, and very musky so we took him to a nature preserve and set him free.
    Have a great week. xo Nancy

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  9. I love Noank! My FIL is in Groton Long Point, and whenever we go and visit I always have day dreams about having my own beach house down there ;) Oh, it would be so much fun to decorate! BTW, LOVE your blog!

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