02-May-2004 -- Scenic Connecticut is state number five on my six state/six confluence attempt for the weekend of May 1, 2004
The drive from Kingston, NY to northeastern Connecticut involves a lot of local highways, and it is not fast. There's no way around it. Concerned for time but determined, I headed toward the CT border along State Highway 199, which weaves slowly through Pine Plains, NY and other assorted farm towns. I reached Connecticut and drove through even more small towns - Lakeville, Salisbury, Canaan, Norfolk, etc. - until I reached the capital city of Hartford. From there, I anxiously jumped on Interstate 84 as the looming clouds turned into a steady stream of heavy drizzle.
I overshot my intended exit by a little bit, and ended up in Massachusetts. I exited into Sturbridge, MA which leads into Southbridge, MA, which provides access to State Road 169. SR 169 leads south back into Connecticut, and right to the confluence!
It's still located up a big hill, about 80 meters east of the road, right on top of a wooden fence. Beyond the fence is a small house pictured in the photographs, but no one seemed to be home. Not much of anything seemed to be going on in this quiet residential area, so I cruised onward towards state number six, Massachusetts.