So we strapped on our walking shoes and took to the streets of Hartford! It was nice of the lines of Thunderstorms to give us a break and let the sun shine on us while we walked in the shadow of our State Capitol Building:
Here we are at the start line, with Penney waving to me. It was a very hot, humid day, but Bushnell Park has lots of beautiful mature trees, and we were able to walk in the shade more often than we were forced to tolerate the sun.
Our family, hot and tired yet victorious, in front of the famous Soldier and Sailor's Memorial Arch.
Zoo Boy in particular had a wonderful time today. He said it's one of the funnest things we've done, and is already looking forward to next year's walk. Here he is on the park playground where the kids played for an hour or so after the walk.
One of the really cool things about Bushnell Park is their famous carousel. And one of the really cool things about today was that the folks that run the carousel allowed those of us participating in the walk to ride for free! Here's my 3 guys enjoying their free ride. (I opted out of the go-round-and-round-and-vomit experience. Have I mentioned that I have serious vestibular problems?!)
The carousel is beautifully restored, and maintained and run by the Connecticut Carousel Museum. The horses are just gorgeous, as is the carousel house, which boasts some of the coolest stained glass borders I've ever seen!
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