Bridges of maddison county
Trip Start Aug 30, 2009
13Trip End Sep 29, 2009
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New York To NewHampshire
The alarm wakes us at 5:45 sun is just coming up. We quickly get dressed and down to the car before it gets towed. It may have been alright seeing it was Saturday but I could not clarify with any authority so we left early to be on the safe side.
We said good bye to NYC as we headed north out thru Yonkers and up into Connecticut. Mostly freeway driving but beautiful green scenery and lovely houses.
We pulled off the freeway and stopped in a shopping center car park in Hartford
While looking at a map a guy pulls up and asks us if he can help we get some directions from him and head off looking for a diner
No sooner had we ordered when a loud group 3 guys 1 wife and 2 kids took up the booth next door. This ruined the pleasant atmosphere with the kids talking so loudly as well as the guys. The only time the kids were told to be quiet was when the waitress came to take there order. I had corn meat hash with eggs over easy and Cath had an omelette. The corn beef hash was like minced corn meat with some unidentifiable white stuff mixed in it was ok but wouldn’t have it again.
From here we took the secondary highways which take you past farm gates and houses all very close to the road. We go past large houses all with beautiful manicured lawns thru small towns filled with antique shops. We are on our way to New Hampshire in search of the covered bridges.
We spy a sign saying to covered bridges 20, 21, 22 so head in that direction. We miss the signs for 21 and 22 but eventually come across number 20 as luck would have it we had found the longest covered bridge in America maybe the world. This made Cath's day