CT: Fairfield County- Trumbull Trail

Recently I shared that I had met two wonderful women on a full moon hike. The friendship continued to blossom as we texted and shared our hobby photography around CT as well as biking and kayaking I was fortunate enough to continue the relationship by biking along the Trumbull rail trail learning about each otherContinue reading “CT: Fairfield County- Trumbull Trail”

CT: Fairfield- Westport/Southport Coastal Ride

I cried happy tears through almost this entire ride as I met people, had new experiences and felt things I never have before – even though the route is quite familiar. An egret was most welcoming at the entrance of Burying Hill Beach and posed as I tried to get out of the way ofContinue reading “CT: Fairfield- Westport/Southport Coastal Ride”

CT: Darien- Pear Tree Point Beach

After a pause on the gym for a while, a Lady Gaga class special got me out and cycling again! Fortunately on a beautiful clear night the class ended just in time to head to the beach! Post Labor Day is when the resident limitations of some of the local beaches are lifted. This isContinue reading “CT: Darien- Pear Tree Point Beach”

CT: Greenwich: L’Escale French Restaurant.

This restaurant checked off all the marks. The service was perfect – they were attentive but not on top of us. They were prompt and accurate on all requests. The drinks were quality and delicious – he had Sancerre and I had a Bellini. A little secret that I appear to have a discerning palateContinue reading “CT: Greenwich: L’Escale French Restaurant.”

New Canaan- Waveny Park

A dozen times before I’ve walked at Waveny Park yet on this day I stumbled upon its beautiful sunken garden. Perhaps things do happen for a reason. I needed a surprise transforming moment. I am grateful to have grown enough to recognize how appropriate the timing. I genuinely smiled as my friend and I openedContinue reading “New Canaan- Waveny Park”

CT: Norwalk: Norwalk Aquarium

A perfect respite for a hot and humid day. I took the kids when they were young and decided to check out what’s new since. I enjoyed learning about the seals, walking as the butterflies flew all around, waving back at the turtle and watching the kids pet the stingrays! I was honestly thinking ofContinue reading “CT: Norwalk: Norwalk Aquarium”

CT: Milford: Silver Sands/Walnut Beach (Sunset)

Stayed up for a golden sun down at Silver Sands. . . . . . and a lovely moonlit return. Recognize that while you can see the sunrise directly here in the morning, sunset is indirect here but provides you with a beautiful sky most especially with wispy clouds around. I parked at Walnut BeachContinue reading “CT: Milford: Silver Sands/Walnut Beach (Sunset)”

CT: Rowayton: Pinkney Park

My purpose in starting this blog is to help others find respite in close surroundings. My focus for over 25 years was largely on solving problems for my clients. While that certainly had its benefits, I often overlooked or more importantly I didn’t appreciate the present. As I sat in their new gazebo, I sawContinue reading “CT: Rowayton: Pinkney Park”

CT: Southbury: Kettletown Park (Hiking)

I researched for an easy, short but scenic trail due to an injury preventing me from strenuous athletics. So on a perfect June day with no humidity and 70 degrees, I found Brook Trail. Kettletown Park is a CT State park free to CT residents in Southbury. The brook had so much character throughout withContinue reading “CT: Southbury: Kettletown Park (Hiking)”

CT: New Canaan: Grace Farms

We were treated to the Eastern approach of the respect given to drinking tea and had a wonderful meditative stroll around the property uncovering baby birds, bunnies and butterflies. The architecture, while famous, is a catalyst to understanding the mission of Grace Farms. Enter the pavilion as a transition to start your journey letting goContinue reading “CT: New Canaan: Grace Farms”