Friday, September 16, 2011

CT Trip - Post 3

Well we are in East Windsor, CT.  We are staying at the Holiday Inn Express.  We arrived yesterday at about 5:45 pm eastern time.  In Dwyer style, we arrived just in time to head out the bachelor and bachelorette parties.

We enjoyed our hotel in Bedford, PA and we woke up yesterday refreshed and ready to tackle the remaining 8-9 hour drive.  The drive continued to be beautiful.  Michael expressed that he loves the mountains with English style towns nestled in the hillsides.  We saw many a lot of pretty scenery along the way including, beautiful churches, old houses along the road, and old railroad bridgees.  West Virginia had a lot of rolling hills, and Pennslyvania brought us into the bigger steeper mountains.  We have only taken a few pictures, and they are not very exciting, but I'll attach them at the end of this post.  Because we were both rested, Michael and I got to do a lot of talking about our families future.  It was a lot of fun, being silly and talking about whatever topics came to mind. 

Liam has been, and continues to be a doll baby.  He was so good in the car.  He slept most of the drive, and when he was awake he enjoyed playing with his "new" toys.  Those would be the ones that Mommy dug out of the baby tubs in the closet that used to belong to his other brothers and sister.  He also enjoyed many bottles and bowls of oatmeal & banans.  He really liked that Mommy and Daddy were sitting the back seat with him sometimes.  That doesn't happen very often, and he seemed to really eat up all of the attention.

So, we drove through the rest of Pennsylvania, New York, and Conneticut.  We arrived just in time to change and head out to the parites.  Michael and the boys went out to dinner in Hartford, CT (just about 15 minutes from East Windsor).  They ate at Trumball Kitchen, he got to eat mussels (a new found favorite).  I'm not really sure what all went on after that, but they retired to the hotel and finished up the party in Justin's hotel room.  The girls also went to a restaurant in downtown Hartford called Salute.  We had a bit of car trouble getting out there.  I drove with Justin's mother, Mary Margaret, and her sister, Marilyn.  We made it safely in our vehicle, after we gave up on getting their rental car to cooperate.  We arrived at the restaurant a few minutes late, but still in plenty of time to share a couple of hours with the girls.  We enjoyed a shared meal of salad, appetizers (I tried the calamari, Cora will be proud of her Mommy), pasta, and chicken.  We played a fun game and then I'm sure the party continued, but Liam and I returned to the hotel to put the little sweet baby to bed.

Here are the pictures....I'll try to take more today.

Louisville Lights - at about 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday

Wednesday Sunrise

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