Is it just me or do these pictures look a lot like the ones I took in Fort Worth Texas? Is this the first time in history someone said something in Hartford has reminded them of Fort Worth? They actually have a lot in common as Fort Worth was a big economic hub back in the days of cattle drives, and Hartford remains an economic hub for the finance industry. Ok, really I can’t compare these two cities.. but I think this building on Park Street in Hartford is very photogenic and I snapped these on our way to the first Connecticut Museum Quest Dinner Club meeting which was A YEAR AGO. I need to get better about posting pictures in a timely fashion.
Anyway, does anyone know the history of this building? I could not find much.
Last spring I wrote a whole series on walking shoes fueled by my desire to find a shoe that is comfortable enough to walk in, but also had a bit of a heel. Reader, I bought those German granny sandals in navy, and I have been wearing them pretty much daily since the weather warmed up. Thus far, no one has commented on my nearly-orthopedic footwear. Not even an “Oh, those look comfortable.”
However, when the time came to do a day trip–something I haven’t done in along time due to various reasons–I pulled out my all-stars. When it comes down to it, when you need to do a lot of walking, nothing is going to beat a sneaker. I will continue on my quest to find the perfect walking shoe, but for now, these win.
Chester is one of those towns that you can show up, park your car anywhere, and not really have a plan. Just get out and walk. I spent a lovely spring day here and did have a plan: it was to wander and explore, but most importantly it was to eventually end up at the River Tavern for lunch. So we walked through Chester which has a quaint little downtown right on the Connecticut River, and then we got cracking at the River Tavern with guacamole with homemade tortilla chips, a rare burger, steamed mussels and a vegetable frittata accompanied by some glasses of processo and a delicious dark-n-stormy. I can’t wait to see what they do here for dinner.
23 Main St, Chester, CT 06412
It’s been a while since I posted and I am trying to baby-step-it back in. Let’s start things the easy way. My breakfast from today: two eggs over easy, sprouted grain toast, and well-done hash browns from Hearty Kitchen in West Hartford. Oh, and a side of Mike’s waffle with berry compote. I respect any breakfast place that serves real maple syrup, and Hearty Kitchen’s is local Connecticut syrup too boot. They have a lot of kinks to work out in service, but the food was great.
280 Park Road
West Hartford, CT
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