Thursday, February 26, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Joyceville, Connecticut

Route 41 in the far northwest corner of Connecticut is a beautiful back road drive. It runs along the mountains that make up part of the Connecticut section of the Appalachian trail. Also along this route are some very serene pastoral farm scenes and their contented animal residents.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Canaan, Connecticut

Western Connecticut is a great place to get away from traffic and to see rolling hills, working farms and wide open spaces. The towns along route 44 are just like Mayberry, USA. Small but bustling downtown Main streets that sit in the shadow of nearby hills and mountains. Many of these small towns still have their old style railroad stations, and cabooses made into diners is a fairly common sight.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Hamburg, Connecticut

Hamburg, Connecticut

A far better sight than any factory farm! These cows are very often out in their pasture enjoying fresh air and freedom. A truly enjoyable scene along route 156, and after all the frigid temperatures this winter season, today was a great day to get out of the car a pet a few cows!



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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.