Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Orchard House

On our way out to Honey Pot Hill a couple of weeks ago, I saw a sign for Orchard House and was reminded of my hope to visit there someday. When Bridget mentioned it in her post earlier this week I took it as a sign that it was high time I go... especially since my chances to go are rapidly dwindling.
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The drive was fairly short for me, but oh, so beautiful. As I walked up to the house I was flashed back to the opening scene of Little Women and I was a happy girl.
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Weird story: As the tour was starting, a woman motioned to me to come into the next room. Having no idea who she was, I resisited, but she persisted. When I walked over, I realized she volunteered at the house and was "offering" to take me on a private tour. When I saw offering, she was really requiring it of me. Why? Because of Meredith. While she didn't come right out and say it, it was clear that was why. It really rubbed me the wrong way. I didn't like being singled out because I had a toddler with me. In some cases, the chance to have a private tour would be welcomed, but it just felt so strange in this one. What do you think? Was I being too sensitive? Or would you have felt funny too?
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After the tour, Meredith explored the grounds, while I breathed in deeply the crisp, fall air and enjoyed the bright yellows decorating the trees.
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5 comments:

colleen said...

i would have felt funny, too. it's a toddler. they happen. everyone else on the tour will survive. i mean great to get a private tour, but still odd. and i love how meredith tilts forward with every step. hope the last few days / weeks before the move go smoothly!

Em {orange + barrel} said...

I would looooooove to go there. I loooove Little Women. I agree a bit odd -- especially since the target group of people who would see the house probably all have young children or would tend to be more family friendly.

Bridget said...

yessss. so glad you went!

and yeah, i would've been like, "mah child is well-behaved!"

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Beautiful, I never realized where this was! I love Little Women, the book and the movie. Annoying about the lady, but on the upside, you got a private tour!

Anna {dear friend} said...

I've been thinking I need to go since I saw Bridget's post too! SO glad you went!!!!!!!

Ahhhh, Little Women, how I love thee.

Yeah, and I don't really like how you were approached for a tour either. Let's not discriminate, people!! Besides, Meredith is so good!

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