As you can see, I’ve been Musing quite a bit about vacationing lately. Around this time last year, our family spent some delightful day-tripping time in Newport, Rhode Island, which is home to The National Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame and Tennis Museum. There’s a terrific little restaurant on the grounds, and it’s fun to walk around and check out the history of tennis ~ you might even catch some players out on the lawn and watch their game while you eat some great fresh seafood!
When I was 17, I spent several weeks in England. I didn’t get to see Wimbledon, which is the most prestigious championship tennis court in the world. I love how the Brits call it “Lawn Tennis,” as it’s played on grass courts. Did you know that women have been allowed to play since 1884? Can you imagine what they wore at that time, which was right during the Victorian Era? We’ve come a long way baby with those cute little outfits the gals wear now!
There’s still time to grab some Wimbledon tickets!
If I can’t make Wimbledon, maybe you can. Each year New Haven, Connecticut hosts one of the major tennis tournments in the United States. It’s usually a big-draw for tourism, and our state can really use all the tourists we can get! Unfortunately, it also almost always rains that week.
Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies!