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Sep 15, 2011 - Canaan, CT

We're back at son Mark's over the weekend so we can visit him and his family. It was great to see all four kids! They are wanting to buy a home closer to Hartford because the commute to their jobs is long for both of them so we wish them well in their search. It was much cooler this time than when we were here in July. Definitely a little bit of Fall in the air here!

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Jul 31, 2011 - Collinsville, CT

We visited Collinsville, CT today with Mark and Nikki and Kye. They want to move here so they'll be closer to work which now is an hour's drive one way. Collinsville is about 15 miles west of Hartford. In 1826, the Collins brothers and a wealthy cousin purchased a sawmill property along the Farmington River for the purpose of mass producing quality axes. They wanted to sell them wholesale around the world. And sell they did - 1,300 types of edge tools - machetes, axes, picks, swords, bayonets, shovels - all used in various ways during the...

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Jul 27, 2011 - Canaan, CT

Driving the I-90 New York State Thruway is an absolutely beautiful drive all the way across the state. You'll find a few pictures of it here. There are lots of places where one can only see the thruway and thick trees on both sides. And green-green-green!! It's a toll road all the way across and not cheap - about $75 for us with four axles. We were headed to Canaan, CT in the NW part of the state to see son Mark and his family. Had a great time with all of them as you'll see here. We were also lucky (Not) to be in the campground for its...

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Jun 16, 2010 - Beckley Furnace

It always amazes me the little out of the way places that are so overlooked in our day to day lives. We have been in Ashley Falls for 3 weeks and I visited Canaan, CT every month of my life as a child to see my grandparents. Even as an adult I drove thru this area once a month for my work at the post office. Not once did I pay attention to the signs for Beckley Furnace. It was an early working blast furnace used to make anchors, utensils and iron nails, etc during Revolutionary times and up until about 100 years ago. We went there today and...

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