Practice Travel for the Great Western Trip or GWT
Trip Start Jun 27, 2008
14Trip End Sep 2008
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There were museums. We try to go to them all and since our daughter lives in Hartford, we don't have to hurry. This trip we visited the the Mark Twain museum and home and the old State House. Rich, Yankee, Hartford, a hotbed of abolitionist and liberal action
But there is always the unplanned adventure. To make room for the cheesecake, we went on the River Walk along the Conn. river. It was hat wearing cold--see picture. We were doing a good pace, first a little walk to the North. There and back maybe a mile. That was just getting us warmed up so we walked across the bridge to the east side and walked to the south. The path was flooded about a half mile in but we walked around the flooding to the other side. We came eventually to a small foot bridge that went over an inlet and up the stairs to the highway overpass, crossing the river again to the west side but at the south end. I don't know how far this is but we had been walking for more than an hour by now. We know there is more flooding up ahead. We had seen it from the other side so why are we going this way? It's what we do. The usual course of events would have had us backtracking the entire path, but this time we came to the rock hill that abuts the highway above. We climbed the hill and connected to a well-used path of the Hartford homeless. Shimmying between the highway wall and an old windowless brick building that set on the river and housed a blanket spread out for the day, the other side actually connected to a road. Two and a half hours from the start of the walk we arrive at our original destination!