New England Trip 2012 – Day 5 – Castle Craig and Meriden, Connecticut
The night before, as the sun dropped below the horizon o, or at least behind the trees, we decided to pull off the highway and stay the night in Meriden, Connecticut.
The next morning we went looking for the road that lead to Castle Craig. ON our map that seemed like it would be a simple task but twice we managed to drive past the junction that we were looking for. I guess that I was looking for a slightly wider roadway :-).
The road follows along one side of a small valley, then crosses a reservoir dam and then heads back up the hillside on the other side of the valley. For those who want to walk/hike to the castle, there are some trails which would definitely be a shorter distance.
Surrounded by Autumn colors the drive was quite pleasant and along the way up and then again on the way back down we met other cars, many walkers, some motorcyclists and some bicyclists. The display of Fall colors was fabulous and the bright sunlight and warm temperatures added to a very pleasant way to start a morning.
It was interesting to stand on the embankment and watch the various cars as they passed by, especially the various sports cars and convertibles.
We were driving our white Volvo convertible so were happy to see another Volvo convertible was up to the parking lot before us.
Climbing to the top of the tower was easy via an internal iron staircase and with clear skies all around, the view was spectacular.
See all of you at the next stop :-).