Connecticut Journals

Friendly visit to Connecticut, The Constitution State

A June 2010 trip to Connecticut by RoBoNC

The Mystic River and I Photo, Mystic, Connecticut More Photos
Quote: One of our best friends opened up her home to us which allowed us to visit New England. We explored different cities within Connecticut and nearby states as well (featured in a different journal). We explored some famous eateries and just had a very relaxing time in the Constitution State.

War Memorial Tower

Attraction | "Memorial dedicated to the veterans of all wars "

War Memorial Tower Photo, Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
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During our visit to Connecticut, we stayed with a friend in Vernon, about a twenty minute drive north of Hartford. Vernon is by no means a tourist destination, but there were some interesting aspects of the town that I felt was worth sharing. Vernon’s only tourist destination is the Tower on Fox Hill or known locally as the War Memorial Tower. The War Memorial Tower is an octagonal tower that stands 72 feet high. It was built on the site of a former 60 foot tower that once stood during the 19th century. The memorial tower was completed in 1939 is dedicated to the Veterans of all wars from the Town of Vernon. The tower was modeled after a 1500 year old Romanesque tower in France. The...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 31, 2012

War Memorial Tower
Summit Of Fox Hill
Vernon Rockville, Connecticut

Connecticut State Capitol

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Attraction | "The State Capitol and Governor's Mansion"

Connecticut State Capitol Photo, Hartford, Connecticut
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What can I say about Hartford? Not very much. It may be the Insurance Capital of the World and the State Capital, but that is about all it has. If it wasn’t for me wanting to visit all fifty state capitals, I would have skipped on visiting Hartford. So our brief visit to the city was spent seeing the Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion. The Connecticut State Capitol sits at the southern end of Bushnell Park. The Capitol is not officially a part of the park. However, the Capitol is the reason that the park was built. The park was built to accommodate the massive structure. The Capitol is not the only massive structure in the park. The highlight is the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 31, 2012

Connecticut State Capitol
210 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, Connecticut

Louis' Lunch

Restaurant | "Birthplace of the Hamburger...or so they say. "

Louis' Lunch Photo, New Haven, Connecticut
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An hour away from Hartford is New Haven, Connecticut’s second largest city. The city sits in New Haven Harbor which is part of the Long Island Sound. I wanted to visit New Haven for two reasons. The first was because of Yale University. Founded in 1701, Yale University is the third oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. As a member of the Ivy League, they have a strong rivalry with Harvard. There annual football game has become known as "The Game." There have been a few presidents to graduate from Yale including George W. Bush. Yale is also home to the secret society, The Skulls, in which a few movies have been made about it. The campus covers 260 acres within...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 31, 2012

Louis' Lunch
263 Crown St
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
+1 203 562 5507

Mystic Photo, Mystic, Connecticut
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After leaving Hartford for one of our many day trips, we got on CT-2 on our way out of town. We eventually got on CT-85 south as it connects with Interstate 95 near New London. A busy seaport city and point of entry for the northeast part of the United States. New London straddles the Thames River and is the halfway point between New York City and Boston. The city has a strong whaling industry and is home to the United State Coast Guard Academy and is home to the New London Naval Submarine Base. Our actual destination was the town of Mystic, a short ten miles past New London. Mystic is a seaport city located on the Mystic River. As the name implies the town does have a mystical quali...Read More

Willington Pizza House

Restaurant | "Famous for their Red Potato Pizza"

Willington Pizza House Photo, Willington, Connecticut
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We didn’t eat at a lot of restaurants in Connecticut because most of our day trips took us outside the state. But our gracious host and best friend took us to the Willington Pizza House on our last night in Connecticut. It is just located just a couple of miles away from Storrs, Connecticut and The University of Connecticut campus. For those who are looking for a plain cheese and pepperoni, well you can get that here. But it is so boring. For those who want a little variety on their pizza or are looking for something different, then the Willington Pizza Place is for you. Besides their basic pizzas and build your own, they have unique specialty pizzas. They have a taco piz...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 31, 2012

Willington Pizza House
25 River Road
Willington, Connecticut 06268
(860) 429-7433