This past Sunday a group of APLDCT members, along with three representatives from our Gold sponsor Colorblends, visited the beautiful Connecticut village of Essex and then set sail for a sunset cruise on the Schooner Mary E.
Main Street in Essex is full of old world charm, lined with shoppes and beautiful gardens. Several of us strolled through town before the cruise to soak in the atmosphere of the shore town and get in a little garden critiquing. We then visited the Connecticut River Museum, where our cruise ship is docked. The museum does a wonder job of chronicling the history of the Connecticut River, housing many artifacts, and a wonderful mural of the river itself that travels up a three level staircase and down another. Very well done!
Once aboard the Schooner Mary E for the main event, everyone quickly settled in to a very fine evening of sightseeing, networking, and of course garden talk. Our events coordinator Lucy van Liew, provided the group with a delicious boxed dinner, then we relaxed with a glass of wine to enjoy a beautiful sunset.
A great time was had by all, and we have already begun scheming to repeat the outing next summer. So stay connected with us here at APLDCT, and hopefully we’ll see you at our next exciting outing!
We’ll be posting more photos and continuing the discussion about this event, as well as future events, over on the Facebook Page, but now, here’s a fun video of our Sunset Cruise outing. Enjoy and please share it with your friends!