In which we discuss:
- Connecticut’s quaintness, real and imagined.
- Regional destinations that surprised us, pleasantly or otherwise.
- When prepping for a trip, do we prefer planning it all out or leaving everything to chance?
What Connecticut features qualify as quaint? Johnna and Kerri talk about happy surprises and a few disappointments in regional travel. Is it better to travel based on an itinerary or on whichever way the wind blows?
Special Moments and Details
We start our chat about regional surprises at 15:00. Learn more about historic, and possibly quaint, Benefit Street [18:50] on the Rhode Island tourism site. Johnna was not wrong about Burlington being the most populous city in Vermont [26:25]. The New Haven rant [27:00] inspired an idea for a dating app. And if you’re wondering, here’s some background on why New Haven can claim to be “America’s first planned town” [30:00]. Wild Bill’s Nostalgia [32:15] is hard to describe, so peek at their website for a better idea. The Connecticut Old State House & Museum of Curiosities, and its famous two-headed calf, get a mention [39:25]. Kerri was ultra wrong about the length of the ice jam that the Coast Guard had to deal with back in January [41:40].
Our conversation about planning begins at 43:10, and meanders into a slightly off-topic look at such topics as Valentine’s Day dinners and Edible Arrangements.
Note: podcast contains occasional, relatively lightweight curse-words. Use the earbuds at work or around the kiddos.
Music: “Below the Waves” by Keshco