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Sep 1, 2014 - Rocky Neck State Park and Beach

When we left the Twain home, we took a drive back to the beaches. We drove over to Rocky Neck State Park which is near East Lyme, NY. This beach is very close to the end of the Long Island Sound. The park is bounded on the west by a tidal river and to the east by a broad salt marsh. Rocky Neck was known to both Indians and colonists as a place of abundant fish and wildlife. Today, high spring tides allow schools of alewives (herring) to swim into Bride Brook toward inland spawning grounds. The osprey, or fish hawk, is a frequent early...

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Sep 5, 2012 - The Florence Griswold Museum

Another rainy day - perfect for a visit to an art museum. An hour from the house, in Old Lyme Connecticut, is the Florence Griswold House and Museum. Florence was one of eleven children and outlived everyone in her family. She inherited this rather large house and had to turn it into a boarding house in order to pay the bills. A group of artists found the place - some even putting up studios on the property, and the Griswold Boarding House became known as "The Home of American Impressionism". Not only did Florence hang their finished...

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Aug 26, 2010 - visiting Luanne Rice country near Old Lyme, CT

We left Birchview Farms cg in Pa and travelled north, skirting NYC, and travelling up the Connecticut coastline. Luanne Rice is my (Reta's) favorite author and I wanted to see the area she writes about in many of her books. We enjoyed the little coastal towns as we drove along and arrived at our campground Niantic by the Atlantic in Niantic, CT about 4pm. It is an old but charming family owned cg near the Atlantic coast. The area is beautiful with forests growing right down to the beaches. The stone walls in this area are numerous and the...

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Sep 12, 2007 - On to East Lyme, CT

091207 Today we were off to East Lyme, CT. On the way on the NY turnpike, Greg was reminded of being in the land of low bridges when he started seeing bridges with signs giving heights of bridges. Jim (Ginny's brother who drives a large truck) had told Greg that states are required to post bridge heights when they are 13' 6" or lower. NY has put their own spin on this, as the bridges over the turnpike have curved arches over the turnpike and NY posts the height at the shoulder of the highway. Greg is now seeing bridge heights that are 13'...

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