Hampton Inn Rocky Hill
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Wonderful clean hotel. You can't beat staying at a Hampton.
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We waited until shortly before 10am to escape from NYC/NJ traffic to a little calmer territory. It was a little easier than we thought to maneuver the freeway system north to above Yonkers to avoid the gridlock and craziness. It is amazing to get into the countryside of New York where it seems so peaceful and beautiful. Our goal for the day was …
... the candle store, but it wasn't just candles -- they had lots of decorative items as well. We were also impressed with the layout of the store and the way the merchandise was presented. There were lots of interesting things in areas that were set up to look like rooms (kitchen, dining room, etc.). We spent a while browsing, but I wasn't interested in buying anything. Another building featured food, teas, Christmas items and toys. After wandering around the stores ...
... the museum grounds.
After our museum stop, we stopped for lunch at a small Greek restaurant where we had great gyros and way too many French fries, and then continued on to Windsor Locks, CT, our destination for the day. We were staying there so we could visit with our boys' 93 year old grandfather, George, and Judy, who live in Enfield, CT. We had a really nice visit and took them out to ...
... to book with a tour company. It seemed the best way to see most of the country, while learning about the history and culture from a local guide. We also felt relieved from the task of booking hotels and prioritizing sites to see. And hey, neither Sean nor I wanted to learn how to drive on the other side of the road. A 10 day "Irish Legends" tour with CIE Tours seemed to be just what we needed. One phone call later, we were booked for an Ireland ...
... got out of the airport, we decided to rely on the GPS (christened Barb) to get us to Branford, on the coast of Long Island Sound. Apparently Barb thought it was better to completely skirt New York via the west, north and then east instead of getting on the I95 which would have been more direct but maybe slower (? through southern parts of New York). But hey, we just followed along and eventually arrived at our B+B about 4pm. So we've seen the suburbs of outer New York and know a ...