Sunday, January 24, 2016

A fun English Tea at Belmont Manor

Rob, Tom and Linda
On January 16, we enjoyed an English Tea at the historic Belmont Manor in Elkridge, Maryland with our friend Linda. It was like stepping back into the time of Downton Abbey.
     We enjoyed a traditional English afternoon tea in the stately Belmont Manor House, built in 1738! We were greeted by a butler, Henry, and the Duchess of Bedford, Anna, the originator of the afternoon tea. Costumed staff was available to answer questions.
  During the Belmont Manor Tea there were bottomless pots of Earl Grey tea, Cinnamon tea and Raspberry Tea. There were manor scones with clotted cream and jam, tea savories (petite sandwiches), and unique desserts, all made by the Elkridge Furnace Inn chefs.
Front door of the Belmont Manor
  New menus are served each month. After your dining experience, we enjoyed a self-guided tour of the Manor House. Since we've done paranormal investigations here, it was easy for us to give Linda a walk-through!
  For information: http://www.belmontmanormd.com/#!teas/yoi76
a beautiful living room
 
Tom and Linda walking off tasty teas, sandwiches and treats
Inside one of the great rooms
   Linda, now retired, volunteers at the Strathmore in Bethesda, MD. (The soothing sounds of local musicians fill the room, as you enjoy Afternoon Tea in the cozy atmosphere of The Shapiro Music Room at Strathmore... Click on the link here to get information and tickets).
  It was a fun experience, and well-worth doing!

Wide view of Belmont Manor

How the manor looked in the past
View looking south from the Manor's front entrance





Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14