Today Wilma, Gus, My Mom and I Adventured to New London, Connecticut, visiting various sites. New London, Connecticut is a seaport city located on the Thames River. It is known for its history as a whaling town and the current music and art scene.
We had a fabulous Adventure to New London, Connecticut. I was thrilled for our first day trip with Gus, and his first Adventure to Connecticut!! We visited sites we have seen before and also some new locations. Our stops included: Fort Trumbull State Park, Rita’s, the Mural Walk, The Hempsted Homes, the sculpture trail at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and the Connecticut College Arboretum. It was a surprisingly humid day but besides that it was just right. I enjoyed watching my new pair enjoy each others’ company, and of course we were quite happy to have my Mom join us! Both Wilma and Gus enjoyed some happy rolls, and exploring new smells. I ordered Wilma some Rita’s ice cream, but decided to wait on Gus savoring this treat due to his puppy stomach. My Mom and I both devoured a gelato, just so refreshing. I was quite entertained in attempting to get Gus to pose, but got a couple good ones here and there. I have been to New London numerous times before, and love the variety and options available. Such a wonderful day in New London today (this blog will not be rated).
Today Shadow, Wilma, My Mom and I Adventured to Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, Connecticut. Fort Trumbull was built in 1977, but was re-constructed several times, including the final rebuilding between 1839 and 1852. Fort Trumbull was attacked and captured by British Forces during the Revolutionary War. The Fort also was utilized as defense during future wars including the Civil War. It is located on the Thames River. Fort Trumbull was opened as a State Park in the year 2000. The Fort has a Visitor Center, offers tours, and hosts special events including concerts.
We had a historic Adventure to Fort Trumbull State Park. We were excited to have my Mom join us for our Connecticut Adventures today. Upon arrival I was quite impressed by the grand, and scenic Fort. Over to the side you could see the beautiful, bright blue River, just a spectacular entrance. The grounds of the Fort were perfectly groomed. There were paved trails around the Fort, and a larger loop closer to the shore. We sauntered around the Fort, taking photos, and appreciating the sites. We spotted the Pier which was filled with hopeful fisherman. Near the Pier there was a large Coast Guard Boat, adding the perfect touch to the Park. We sat for a bit and relaxed in the shade. There were many boats floating by peacefully, quite picturesque.
As we completed our loop around the Fort we peaked inside the Fort to view the internal sites. The front desk had stated they preferred the dogs not enter the inside of the Fort, so we did not explore, or traverse to the top of the Fort. However, we engaged in our own personal tour of the rest of the highlights of the Park, covering everything we could locate.
Throughout our visit Shadow and Wilma enjoyed many rolls, and lapped up lots of water. I was a bit disappointed at the unexpected heat of the day, but had luckily prepared well with lots of water, and breaks as needed. The Fort really was gorgeous, towering high above therefore providing vast views of the River. We had a wonderful visit to the Fort Trumbull State Park (Rating: 4).
I have decided to add a “History and Forts” section under the menu on my blog. I am excited about this as we have been on many Adventures on these topics, and it will be helpful to have a separate category, especially for those history buffs out there! Most of these are obvious History and Fort blogs, but there were a couple state parks that are categorized as “historic” so I added them to this section as well. These blogs will continue to be listed in their relevant state, and in some cases may fall under another category (Example: if a Fort is located at a Park that also has a lighthouse it would be in the lighthouse category as well). I thought I would share just a few of my many favorite photographs and/or Adventures. I look forward to adding more categories in the future!