Connecticut was our last state on the mission to knock out the Northeast this summer. We swung through on our way back from Maine. In part, to get the glasses I had left there two days before… but I’ll explain that in a minute.
We stopped in CT on our way *up* to Maine, too! We spent the night in Hartford and then got amazing donuts from a very unassuming shop called Neil’s Donuts. ROADTRIP FUEL!
It’s ranked as one of the best donut shops in all of Connecticut, and I can see why!
Our trip back through Connecticut involved two of the most important B’s: Beer and a Beach.
We didn’t want to pay $50 for parking as out-of-staters, as most beaches charge on the weekends (yes, seriously). So somehow Matt dug up a free beach that ended up being fantastic: Silver Sands State Park. You can tell they’re making major improvements to it, but it was a perfect spot to lay in the sun for a few hours.
Then — we cleaned up a bit (read: changed in the car) and went to my favorite brewery of our whole Maine/Connecticut trip: Two Roads Brewing. This place was HUGE and had a fantastic selection of beers! We liked them all!
Our last stop in Connecticut was a personal mission: GET BACK MY GLASSES! On our way up, I left them in the hotel room! The whole time we were camping, I had to put one contact in a deodorant cap and the other in the cap of a dry shampoo bottle… and I was blind the second I took them out. THANKFULLY, my mom was able to call the hotel (We didn’t have cell service!) and they saved them for me! Victory!
Thanks for your good beer and good customer service, Connecticut!