Rifles and Dr Seuss
Trip Start Oct 08, 2013
31Trip End Nov 18, 2013
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A great way to kick off our day! We started driving into Hartford. I need to report how badly I drove yesterday!
Even though I've driven in the US and am comfortable with the whole driving on the wrong side thing, this time I was drifting a bit, and tended to drive pretty close to the right side of lanes. I also think we have a huge blind spot over my right shoulder due to the angle of the window & the door frame etc...but Gabe says its just me...Lol!
Back to the story. Hartford was very quiet..not unexpected for a Sunday morning. Nothing special for a capital city. We cruised around the town then headed off to look at Mark Twain's and Harriet Beecher Stowe's place. Along the way the landscape was 'a riot of colour' (don't you wish you were the one to come up with the phrase? I'm just happy to get the chance to use it!).
We ambled around the grounds of the Harriet Beecher Stowe centre and museum. The place opened at 12 pm which was too late for us. For those that don't know, she wrote the book made famous in the movie King and I that featured the story of Uncle Tom's Cabin-an anti slavery book.
We drove onto Springfield and visited the Dr Seuss National Memorial. Brilliant sculptures depicting his famous characters. Not far from here was the Springfield Armory and museum. It was here that the US arms ( guns, rifles, etc) was made since the times of the Civil War. Sorry I didn't take any photos of the various firearms. If there are requests, I can easily add them from Gabe's camera
After this, we drove onto Nashua and have now stopped for the night. Had a delicious bowl of pho a a non descript little vietnamese place in the middle of town. We were pleasantly surprised...but fully expect the MSG effect to kick in shortly!
By the way, the Red Sox team have made it to the World Series...or something important like that. They play a best out of 7 games as a Grand Final. Can you imagine what Boston must be like at the moment? If you see any footage of the games fron Fenway Park, you should recognise the B Strong sign in the grass on the out field.