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Five Day Impressions of Connecticut

When we arrived in Connecticut on Sunday we expected a Rhode Island feel. But we found that Connecticut didn't seem as easy going and friendly as Rhode Island. The towns on the coast are quaint and there are plenty of shops, restaurants and grocery stores along our travel path. We even found a Costco for shopping, but the overall feeling is more uptight and not as welcoming. Maybe it's a vibe across the Long Island Sound from New York.

On Wednesday, August 9th we finally got a day without rain but the wind all day was intense. We rode our bikes out to the beach and attempted to set up our sun shelter. This of course is a challenge in the wind and provides the other sunbathers at the beach some entertainment value watching us struggle. It took a while but we succeeded, set up our beach chairs and took out our books and beverages. We lasted about two hours before a microburst of wind unearthed the buried sandbags holding the structure to terra firma and ended the beach day.

We returned to our campsite to continue relaxing, reading and enjoying the warm weather. We barbecued a Ribeye steak and corn on the cob accompanied by broccoli and spinach. We spent the evening looking at flights to California for the holidays and got them booked. I renewed our DAN membership and scuba diving insurance in preparation for our dive trip to Fiji in December 2023.

Thursday, August 10 the weather was overcast again with rain predicted later in the afternoon. Karen prepared lox and bagels for breakfast before doing some work related to Total Concepts.. I spent the morning reading until noon. I then called the VA Medical Clinic back in Santa Rosa to schedule a number of appointments for November and December when we will be back in California for the holidays.

Because this is our last day at Hammonassett I started the process of packing some of the outside items including getting the E-bikes back on the front hitch of the truck. Before dinner we did some grocery shopping in Clinton.

Tomorrow it is off to Croton Point Park Campground at 1 Croton Point Ave, Croton on the Hudson in New York. Croton Point Park is a 508-acre park situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson River. This park offers year-round events and activities and has facilities for camping, hiking and swimming. This location will put us an hour away from our nephew Brendan Sheehan, his wife Heidi and our three great-nephews, Patrick (9), Ryan and Scott(7).


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Elisa Edgington
Elisa Edgington
Aug 11, 2023


Elisa Edgington
Elisa Edgington
Aug 30, 2023
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Amazing, I can't wait to hear all about it!

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