Truly one of the gems of CT in Old Lyme, the Florence Griswold Museum is a world-class museum of American Impressionism, where Florence had a boarding house of artists who congregated, painted out in nature and shared a new revolutionary way of painting. There’s a modern museum facility, and Florence’s house is chock full of the works of her boarders, including paintings in the panels of the doors and kitchen/dining room.

I played two sets under the shade of a giant tree, and we had a ball. Old Lyme was swamped with art lovers all over town and it was a hot, humid day. Ah, July!