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The Sky’s the Limit 2015 Hiking Challenge

This is DEEP, man Connecticut State Parks “The Sky’s the Limit” 2015 Hiking Challenge Jump down to the climbs [This page is part of my ongoing series, “Hikes with my Boys.” The full list of those hikes can be found here.] If I was an egomaniac, I'd write three paragraphs on how I influenced the state to … [Read More...]

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187. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Ain’t Nobody Like the Peabody I Got New Haven (Google Maps location) September 11, 2010 Here I am again. Staring at a blank screen and 150 photos of a huge and wonderful museum wondering how in the heck I should approach this monster. Writing about the giants is by far the hardest thing I do for this … [Read More...]

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Pioneer Brewing Beers

Pioneer Brewing Company Beers Sturbridge, East Hartford, East Haven, Wolcott, South Windsor Beer List: American IPA, B+ New Frontier DIPA, B Path of the Unknown, A Trailblazer IPA, A? F?... we’ll call it a C. ........................................................... I’ve sat on writing this page … [Read More...]

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Smith-Worthington Saddlery

Giddy Up! Smith-Worthington Saddlery, Hartford As far as America goes, Connecticut is pretty old. This has its plusses (history out the wazoo!) and its minuses (industry has flown the coop). However, here and there around the state, some old businesses still exist. Still doing what they’ve always done - … [Read More...]

Painting by Easton, CT's Everett Raymond Kintsler, who did the official White House portraits of Presidents Ford and Nixon

207. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Museum

THE Kate at The Kate Old Saybrook (Google Maps location) May 18, 2011 Who doesn't love a little museum devoted to an impressive and/or famous person? At this one, Cynthia McFadden, the ABC/NBC newswoman who graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Bowdoin College and then received her Juris Doctorate … [Read More...]