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After visiting many scenic spots all around the Island, we
headed back to the Harbour View Inn to relax for a while before
heading out to dinner.
We rested till 7:00, when a horse drawn taxi arrived to take
us to dinner at the Woods Restaurant back in a remote wooded
section of the Island. When we called ahead and made reservations
at the Woods, we mentioned that we were newlyweds and would arrive
in wedding clothes - so when we got there they played "here
comes the bride" on the piano as we entered and they seated
us in a raised area where we looked out over the lower dining
area - so we could see and be seen. It was really cool, and we
had a fine meal there.
After dinner the rainstorm that we'd feared during the day
finally arrived, and it took a while to get a carriage ride because
carriages all over the Island were very busy. But it was worth
the wait. The carriage ride to the Grand Hotel was really memorable
that night - we got a very special feeling from riding along
in an enclosed carriage along rather dark wooded lanes with the
rain clattering on the roof of the carriage. It was a very old-time,
romantic setting indeed.
Upon arriving at the Grand Hotel, we went up to the Cupola
Bar and spent the remaining evening time listening to very romantic
piano music. Among the songs the gal there played was the old-favorite
romantic ballad "More", and I must admit that by that
time I cried a little bit from welling up of all the happy emotions
I was feeling. After drinks and listening to music in the Cupola
Bar, we took a horse drawn taxi back to the Harbour View Inn
to settle-in on our wedding night.