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CONNECTICUT - MAY 2008
We visited one of our sons and his wife in Connecticut from May 20 to May 28, 2008.  It was raining on the day of arrival, but over the next two days or so it cleared to near perfect weather.

The countryside was lush and green from ample rains, and the scenery and light was excellent for photos.

This album is a summary, more or less, of our trip and  the interesting places we visited.

For comments or questions, contact: colbb06@gmail.com

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Date(s): May 20/28, 2008. Album by BB Yarborough. Photos by ©2008 B.B. Yarborough. 1 - 35 of 35 Total. 6130 Visits.
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Bridge crossing Connecticut River in East Haddam, CT.  Goodspeed Opera House on far side.

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The Goodspeed Opera House, built in 1876 by William Goodspeed as business HQ and bank.

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Small air strip just down river from Goodspeed.

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Lea and DIL (daughter-in-law Mariann).

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Cris, not goofing for the camera for a change, with Mariann.

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Yours truly with The General, on breezy afternoon.

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Old home on Farmington River in Simsbury, now a Bed & Breakfast.

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The Heublein Tower on Talcott Mountain as seen from Farmington River in Simsbury.

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Cris, about to tame his wild hog.

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Circa 1800's home in New Britain, CT.

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Litchfield is popular spot for well heeled New Yorkers to maintain a country home, like this one.

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Another Litchfield home; the rock fence without mortar is common feature of many CT country areas.

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Another home in Litchfield with different rock fence design.

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Litchfield town center; we had wonderful lunch here at a very upscale country dining room.

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A driver's delight, smooth country road with little or no traffic, with great scenery all around.

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Vast open view from country road seen in previous image, in the Litchfield area.

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This home on the country road, photo by Cris with my camera.

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Lea loved this windmill, also along side the country road.

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One of the many beautiful old churches we saw, this one just off town center in Litchfield, CT.

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Old businesses dot the small towns of CT, this one founded in 1852, Torrington, CT.

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Looking across the street from Cris and Mariann's home in New Britain.

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Cris and DIL return home after short ride on perfect day.

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DIL waves while Cris hangs on to his hog.

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Another pretty home in New Britain area.

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This beautiful home in peaceful setting, with golf course view in rear.

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1899 Firehouse in Middletown, CT.

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Bridge across CT River in Middletown.

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The Aetna Home Office (rear view), as seen from I-84 @ 75 mph.

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Hartford Skyline as we approach on I-91.  Blue dome at left is home of famous Colt Firearms, Est. 1855.

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The Traveler's Tower, where Cris works.  Rush hour traffic reports used to be broadcast from this tower

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Capitol dome seen from downtown.

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CT State Capitol, front view.

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Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Arch, dedicated in 1886 to honor 4000 Hartford citizens who served in Civil War.

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On May 28, our plane pulls up to gate in Hartford to begin our journey home to CA.

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Home at last, John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana.  Seemed like a long wait before the carousel started to deliver our luggage.

 
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