Thursday, November 27, 2008

East Hampton, Connecticut

Happy Thanksgiving! The Old Comstock Bridge, right off route 16 in East Hampton, Connecticut, is one of New England's old covered bridges. Built in 1791, it spans the narrow, but beautiful, Salmon River, which is actually a great place for trout fishing (go figure). There's a fairly easy walking trail that runs along this section of the river, or you can go just up the road to a large nearby picnic area that also sits right along the banks of the river. It was a bit frosty this Thanksgiving morning, but there was still one lone fisherman out trying his luck, along with a few walkers, and a cyclist who was riding his way through the Salmon River State Forest. This state forest is a great place to enjoy some wilderness without getting too far away from civilization.

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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.