Destination? Hartford, CT.
My grandparents lived there for a little over a decade and my mom was born there.
Personally, I’ve never been to this part of New England, but Pepere, my dad, my mom and I have been talking about reliving this part of history, ever since our summer’s road trip to Canada.
First Stop: the hospital where my mom was born.
(Pepere joked that he was going to demand a refund. 😉 )
We visited the capitol building.
We drove around downtown Hartford.
And did a little bit of walking here and there.
On the way home, we stopped at Cabela Outfitters, which is this huge hunting & fishing store.
The menfolk were drawn in by the guns.
And the very awesome cowboy hats. 😉
I was more interested in the ginormous “stuffed animal” display.
Truthfully, I can’t stand most zoos (although there are some good ones out there!!) and the sight of stuffed animals makes me a bit queasy.
But this was a really interesting display. It was great to see the size comparisons and to learn a little bit more about each of the many different animals.
And there was one live animal.
This massive fish. But he didn’t seem at all happy to be having his picture taken. 😉
One smart GPS.
Several destinations, six turkey finger roll sandwiches, one memory-filled family road trip.
QUESTION: Do you live close to where you grew up? Did you move a lot?