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Day 38 – Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills Part 2

Day 38 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

I must apologize to my avid readers in advance, as I don’t have many stops or pictures to contribute to my Connecticut post.  I awoke to a dreary, overcast day with yesterday’s sinus headache, only magnified, despite my body being a walking medicine cabinet for the last 24 hours. Tylenol Sinus, Nyquil, Excedrin, and finally a migraine pill in desperation…to no avail.  And the weather wasn’t helping matters. I was frozen!  After I let the dogs out, I crawled back into my sleeping bag and waited to see if the haze would clear.

edith m mansion in the litchfield hills

Day 37 – Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills

Day 37 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

After oatmeal doctored with some fruit, compliments of Julie, the dogs and I set off to Farmington, on the border of Litchfield County.  The city is home to many historic sites, though I was most interested in Miss Porter’s School, an exclusive boarding school over 100 years old.  My old college roommate attended high school here, and I was curious to know how she spent some of her formative years. 

I only drove by the campus and got a glimpse of the classic buildings, but also passed by the lovely Farmington River.  In hindsight, I probably should have stopped here for a walk, as the river was lined with trees in peak fall color.  The vibrant oranges and reds reflecting off the calm water provided such a picturesque view that I missed my turn to Topsmead State Forest!