Last year, we all piled in a car and went to the beach for some frolicking, then to eat seafood for my mom’s birthday. She put in the same request for this year, and we decided to freeform the day and go where the wind took us. It took us to Hammonasset State Park Beach, winding along Route 1 and Connecticuts Shoreline, to Bills Seafood, and even up route 9 to Gillette Castle. The video below is from our beach activities, followed by some Gillette Castle photo’s. And when we got home, my sister and Aunt Ginny had set up a wonderful backyard cook out and birthday cake. Hope you had a great day Mom!
I love Earth Day. For the past three years I have appreciated it in my own special way…by seeing little bits of lovely around me and documenting it. On our ride from Strawberry Park in Preston to our home in Meriden yesterday morning, TJ stopped every time I saw something beautiful to photograph, little bits of our Earth some people might go right by, to show how magical it is. Our ride from the campground to home also included some Connecticut attractions, Gillette Castle, Goodspeed Opera House, The Gelston House, East Haddam Swing Bridge, High Street in Middletown and Wesleyan University campus buildings, The Wadsworth Mansion, and to top it all off, we went to Lyman Orchards to the top of the world. Phew. Enjoy! And treat our Earth nice, it’s the only one we have!!