Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bolton, Connecticut

A great local back road ride is along Birch Mountain Road, off Route 94, in East Glastonbury. This narrow road winds through beautiful dense woodland, and as we drove along during the mid-morning hours we were able to see the changing leaves at their best. Orange and russet leaves were scattered across the pavement and many more drifted slowly down from all the trees closely lining the roadway. At some point we passed the Bolton town line, and the road was now called Villa Louisa Road, a stark contrast in names.

Shortly past the Bolton town line is a small pond set at the edge of a wild meadow. In the summer we enjoyed walking around the pond because it was so peaceful and quiet, the only sounds were buzzing insects and the gentle breeze rustling the thick grasses and weeds that surround the pond. Now, in the fall, we enjoyed the crisp morning air and the crunch of dry leaves beneath our shoes, along with bright colors that could be seen on some of the trees that sit at the edge of the meadow.

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Hi, and welcome to my blog! In my working life I'm a cook, and in my personal life I'm married and have two daughters, plus a Chihuahua named Minnie. I am also a culinary school graduate with a degree in pastry arts. When I have a day off the first thing I think about is getting my camera and hitting the road. I've always loved road trips and I've been carrying a camera since I got a 110 Instamatic for my birthday when I was a kid. So, we get in the car and travel all over seeking out new back roads and new places to visit. At least twice a year we head up to the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont and take in some of the best scenery New England has to offer, and we get to New Hampshire, too. We also do some shorter trips to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and sometimes even New York state (although it's not in New England) and once in a blue moon, we get to Maine. When I'm not on the road I'm right here at home reading, writing, watching some classic television like Andy Griffith, or Minnie and I are out strolling in the cemeteries enjoying the art and remembering the people.