Connecticut

Over the last 10 days, we've made 3 trips to Connecticut. The Mass/Ct border is about a 45 minute drive from us.

Connecticut measures only 90 miles by 55 miles, so we're seeing parts of it with day trips in the car in addition to a trip in the RV.

We spent a day and a half in Mystic. What a charming town, right on the coast. Used to be a big whaling center. Just out of town is Mystic Seaport, a replica of a 19-th century waterfront community during the heyday of sailing ships. It has over 60 buildings .. houses, stores, etc. You can see ships being restored, go aboard ships, go in houses, etc. They have the last surviving vessel from the whaling fleet. We saw demonstrations of sail handling and rescuing people.

Close by is the town of Groton, whose major industry is the manufacturer of nuclear subs. Dave spent a morning aboard the Nautilus.

In Hartford, we toured the state capitol building. What a showplace that is! Interestingly, the bronze statue that used to be on top of the dome was donated to the WWII effort in 1942 and melted down.

The OLD State capitol building is the nation's oldest state house, but was not open while we were there. While in Hartford, we rode on a 1914 carousel in Bushnell Park (right in the heart of downtown), and we toured Mark Twain's home.

In NW Connecticut, we drove through a famous covered bridge over the Housatonic River. We still have to get to New Haven. Will probably do that whenever we get to Rhode Island.

We have only 3 weeks left to work at the RV campground. Things are winding down here. There is a feeling of fall in the air, and the campground is not nearly full during the week. In fact, it's so quiet, it's spooky. Of course, we're expecting a full house for the holiday weekend.


Harrtford skyline


A catboat in the harbor


The
Connecticut State Capitol


Mystic Harbor


Covered bridge


Inside the bridge


The USS Nautilus


Bushnell Park


Dave & Kathy on the carousel


The OLD capitol building


Mark Twain House


The Charles W Morgan


Boat shed