New Preston, Connecticut is actually called New Preston Marble Dale and it’s part of the town of Washington, Connecticut. Yes, I’m confused, too. Washington was the inspiration for the setting of the TV show “Gilmore Girls.” The show’s creators took a trip to Connecticut while renovating their home to inspect the wallpaper in the Mark Twain House in Hartford, and stayed in Washington Depot while in the State. I believe they stayed at the Mayflower Inn, and I really can’t believe this is my first-ever reference to that show on this blog (and neither can anyone that knows me personally). I was a huge fan, and I probably should have waited until I actually visit Washington to drop my “Gilmore” knowledge on you.