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Sep 1, 2017 - Gillette Castle

I thanked my sister for a wonderful visit and was off to to R.I. by 10am. On the way, I stopped to tour Gillette Castle- the home of William Gillette - the playwright, director, and actor - not the razorblade Gillette. The castle was built from 1914-1919 on top of a chain of hills known as Seven Sisters. The 184 acre property was purchased by the state from Gillette's relatives after his death in 1937. William Gillette was a stage actor best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. It was he who first used a deerstalker cap and bent pipe...

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Jun 24, 2015 - Visiting the Dow-Mirs in central CT

Wednesday 24 Today we entertained Karen's family at our campground location. They enjoyed the swimming pool and we had a picnic supper and campfire before they left for home. Before they headed home, Karen, Ruby, John and I toured the nearby Gillette Castle... what an interesting house! William Gillette is best remembered for his onstage role as Sherlock Holmes, but his stone castle on the CT River is also a amazing accomplishment. . . . it was fun to share our new “lifestyle” with our kids and grandchildren. Thursday 25 One more trip into...

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Jul 2, 2014 - Connecticut

Not much to say about this place. It is a real nice campground and we had good weather the whole time. Met some real nice people and just enjoyed life. We stayed here 6/29/14 through 7/2/14. On to Rhode Island and the last of the 49 states for Judy's map. Happy Birthday to Judy tomorrow.

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May 5, 2010 - East Haddam, CT - Wolf's Den Family Campground

Our trip into Connecticut Sunday was anything but normal. We had originally planned to take I-287 way around NYC, about 50 miles extra, in order to avoid the NYC traffic but I lost my head and figured "it's Sunday - how bad can it be at midday?" Big mistake!! It wasn't too bad until we were approaching the George Washington Bridge and about two miles from the bridge the traffic stopped - moved two feet - stopped - moved two feet, and continued to repeat that pattern for the two miles to the toll booth. When We finally got to the toll booth,...

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