This site is structured by State, by county, by town and then location to ease ability to find opportunities in close proximity to create a day trip. For your added convenience, below are the Connecticut counties. In the site page for each county, I hope to include a county map with the respective towns beneath which will be the blogs I have thus far developed within that county.

Connecticut County Map

CT: Madison: Hammonasset State Park

Enjoyed a wonderfully tranquil walk beach side. For several years I have gone to the Meig’s point area of Hammonasset in hopes to see a glimpse of the winter seals that are said to come near the shore. Fortunately I came upon a woman with binoculars to improve my view. The picture is at a…

NY: New Paltz: Mohonk Mountain House Mystery Weekend

Hands down Mohonk Mountain house provides an escape from the real world. It’s several miles away from civilization upon a mountain – just enough distance. Happily snowbound for the mystery and puzzle weekend, we all remained immersed in the 1920s during prohibition to uncover the clues to solve the case of who murdered Lulu! The…

NYC: NY Botanical Garden – Orchid Show

What’s great about returning to a recurring event is it gives you the opportunity to see the lesser obvious parts of the attractions. While we took in the bigger draws of this years orchid show – and they were stunning – I was intrigued by the patterned greenery as well as the cactus “snakes.” They…

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