You would think that two states in New England wouldn’t be that different. After all, the only thing that separates Vermont from Connecticut is a 45 minute stretch of I-91 through Massachusetts. But Vermont and Connecticut definitely have different vibes.
Why am I even talking about Connecticut? Well, my parents moved to the Nutmeg state (did you know that people from Connecticut are called Nutmegers?) in November, and so this time when I went “home” I went to a house in Connecticut that I had never seen before. But I loved it, and even though it was a completely new house, it instantly felt like home because all of our old furniture was there, and most importantly, my entire family was there to greet me.
Though I love my parents new house and neighborhood, I wasn’t so excited about officially becoming a Nutmeger by renewing my driver’s licence in Connecticut. I was even less excited when it cost $124 (dollars, not pesos). And then everywhere I went I had to show my ID to drink alcohol (SO not used to that after living in Chile for so long) I felt like explaining that I wasn’t really from Connecticut. But I’d rather focus on the positive, so here it goes…
The best thing that I’ve discovered about Connecticut so far is an awesome walking trail that runs from Manchester towards the East, and will eventually reach Providence, Rhode Island. It’s an old railroad bed, and it’s perfect for walking, running, biking, and horse back riding.
I walked different parts of the trail twice with my Mom. My favorite part was going through an old railroad tunnel that goes under Route 44.
I am excited about eventually spending more time near where my parents live to discover more about CT, because I am sure there is more to it than meets the eye, i.e. huge malls, people driving BMWs and package stores. But that will have to wait until next time. 🙂