Sunny ConnecticutJune 10, 2017 in the United States
Up early and after a nice breakfast at the Hampton, Meriden we set off to see ye olde Connecticut townes. Guilford was fine. It has the oldest surviving building in CT. Then Madison which is way overrated. Essex was very good. A relaxing quiet town with lots of preserved 1800s houses, each recording the name of a historical occupant on a plaque. The town is on the Connecticut river. We picnicked in a small park looking out on the river. Wandered down to the boatyard and had "the best ice cream in CT" on the way back to the car. Then on to Mystic Seaport. Along the way, avoiding the interstate, we suddenly came to a " Road Closed" sign. No warning, no detour sign. We took the Boreen to our right, with visions of the Buck & Doe Road adventure. But this is CT - paved roads. Huge houses in the woods. Got back on track eventually. Thought I'd have to contact travel insurers because I nearly had a stroke when I saw that Mystic Seaport wanted $30 per person admittance! Needless to say, we opted out.
Tired, we crossed the state line into Rhode Island and West Warwick. Comfort Suites is very nice.Read more