A couple weeks ago I was able to make my first real trip to Connecticut and I was really excited to see the area. I’d been through before but I didn’t stop and explore the area. So it was really nice to actually SEE the state and do a bit of exploring. The funny thing is though, whenever I asked around what to see or do in the state, I kept getting replies of things to see in ANOTHER state. Namely go to NYC. I’ve been to NYC quite a few times (and will be returning next year for my first wedding there, yay!) so I decided to stick closer to home base in Windsor and explore the area.
The first day I shopped until I dropped. Oops. Being in Ohio – especially not a very affluent area of Ohio – we don’t have a lot of the fancy stores others have, namely Tiffany. I think the closest one (and the only one in Ohio?) is in Cincinnati. I was elated to be near one so I could replace a starfish necklace that went missing that my husband bought me a few years ago that I loved. I got the last one they had and I did a happy dance in the store. Yes, I did a happy dance in Tiffany. The clerk was awesome and she did a shimmy too for me. Needless to say I was happy.
The second day my friend Gianina came in and we went and did what we always do – go see covered bridges. As with our outing last year, the weather wasn’t so great. Terrible in fact. However at least the rain held off for part of the day and I’m thankful for that. However once the rain started it started and holy cow. It’s been a long time since I’ve been that soaked fully dressed. We still had a good day and despite driving over 3 hours to two bridges that we weren’t able to even take pictures of (one was dismantled to be refurbished and one was on a park that was closed).
Our first stop was this adorable but not historic covered bridge in Avon, CT called Huckleberry Hill. Isn’t it adorable? It is situated on a park and sits over a manmade waterfall that is really pretty.
One of the ponds near the bridge had a great reflection of the colors on the trees starting to change. So pretty, I bet this week it’s even more colorful.
Another view of the bridge from one of the paths through the forest nearby.
Our next stop was the West Cornwall Covered Bridge in West Cornwall, CT.
This bridge was built in 1867 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our next stop as the rain started to pick up was in Kent, CT to see the Kent Falls Covered Bridge. It isn’t historic but it is really cute.
When we pulled up to the park where the bridge was we noticed people going on further. Then we saw the waterfalls and both were laughing because at first we totally missed it. I’m blaming the rain! Ha! Either way, we decided to head up to the falls to check them out closer. However, it started to rain, and rain hard, when we got closer. Neither of us had a raincoat or an umbrella. We decided by the time we were to this point that heck, we were already soaked, we may as well walk to the top. So we did. I ended up having to take off my shoes (flip flops aren’t meant for hiking in the rain) and rolling up my pant legs. Quite classy I say! But I didn’t fall!
By the time we reached Bulls Covered Bridge, another historic bridge in Connecticut, it was a downpour. So much rain that there was flood warnings in effect everywhere. Can you tell?? Since we were already drenched we figured we may as well get out for one more pic! My D700 handled the rain without a blip.
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