Essex is more of an “area” than a town and that area consists of three villages; Essex Village, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton. We’ve only visited one of these places and it’s what I discuss on this page. Essex Village is a magical thing and I can say with absolute certainty that I’ve enjoyed some of my life’s finest and most memorable evenings there. While living in Connecticut between the years of 2008 and 2013, Laura and I made our way to Essex on a number of occasions. If memory serves, we ate dinner at the Griswold Inn each and every time. We’ve walked the streets, visited the shops, strolled through the green, and kissed at night on the dock overlooking the Connecticut River. Again, it’s magical. Please click through to see all the (way too many) pictures I’ve taken of Essex and to read some of the stories I’ve written about it. And if you have any of your own experiences to share, please do so in the comment section at the bottom of the page.
This is, by far, my most popular category for those who love to travel and find really cool places to visit. Laura and I have lived in the northeast United States for our entire lives, with the exception of a six month stint in Florida. Throughout our lives, we've visited so many incredible locales. From New York City to the coast of Connecticut to the mountains of New Hampshire, the posts contained in this travel and destinations category will hopefully inspire you to spend time in a few different places that we've gone. I've tried my best to capture beautiful and very realistic photographs to help persuade you to get out and enjoy these wonderful locations.
There’s a lot more to the Nathan Hale Homestead than a farmers market. It’s actually a historical place. Simply put, this landmark is a historic home that’s located in Coventry, Connecticut. It was once called the Richard Hale House and it’s on the National Register of Historical Places. Interestingly, there’s a museum on the property that you may visit and some have even claimed that the property is haunted, with the main house being occupied by its previous owners. If you’re interested, you can look into all of this. For now though, let me tell you that there’s an excellent farmers market that’s been held every Sunday from June through October since 2003. We visited this farmers market some years ago and I took quite a few photos. Please click through to this post to view those photos and to read some of my thoughts on the day.