Today was the day I needed to get out of the house. After working for what seems like years, I felt that a break was in order. It’s been kind of hectic lately.
I have been wanting to hop in the car for a road trip for some time now. It’s almost Summer and we haven’t done all that much. Lyme Connecticut was our destination. I have been using Google Earth all Winter as a looking glass into this season’s road trips. It’s about time.
All I wanted to do was to drive by to see what it was like. I am very much aware that “just driving by” anywhere in Connecticut is a difficult task. One is bound to find some nook or cranny that just draws you in. We have rarely gone on a road trip without getting out of the car. I kind of like it that way. It fits my spur of the moment personality. I also like it because it surprises my better half. We are far too into our routines.
Lyme was nice. It’s really strange because as you get closer to the shore in Connecticut, things seem to get quieter. Well, on the East side of the Connecticut River anyway. The West side…not so much.
We drove through Lyme and found that it was just as expected. It had a similar feel as Essex has. Both places remind me of Westchester New York. Things are just a bit more historic and a bit more wealthy.
When we got to Interstate 95, we had a choice. We could either turn around and head back the way we came or we could keep driving down to the water. Ahhh, what the heck, let’s go down to the water. We needed to feel some sand between our toes.
After making right hand turns into a multiple of neighborhoods, we finally found a hospitable beach. One that didn’t have a “Private” sign in front of it. The beach we found was called, “Rocky Neck State Park” and it’s a real gem.
I took a bunch of photos. Usually, I delete the ones I have duplicates of, but I think I am going to stop that practice. Someone, somewhere may be looking for a certain angle of a certain memory and might get a kick out of a picture I took. I am more than happy to provide that memory.