This summer we had a throwback to our last autumn blog, where we talked about our excursion out to the Hale Homestead in Coventry, CT. With Julianna’s wedding coming quickly, we squeezed in extra activities to soak in the last few minutes of shared memories and laughter before her move to wild and wonderful West Virginia. And the Hale Homestead made that list. This time, we called ahead to make sure there were no weddings scheduled. The lady assured us that the coast was clear.
No autumn leaves this time, but the rural drive brought delight all the same. And the tour of the house was worth the wait. Another picnic lunch topped it off, this time on the Hale property itself. We enjoyed the shade of the tree!
We couldn’t leave without exploring the Nathan Hale State Forest, in search of the pond where the Hale family soaked the reeds to make flax.
Three trails and forty minutes later, we achieved our mission…and took a selfie.
Just another one of Connecticut’s tucked away gems. And we can now check it off our list. 🙂