One of the advantages of being back in college is having a Spring Break again. It just makes you want to travel. One of the disadvantages of being back in college is that college Spring Breaks falls when winter is still rearing its ugly head in Virginia and basically all of the East Coast. That doesn’t make for easy traveling.
I decided to take a couple of days off from work to visit my stepsister in Kentucky and then we planned to head to Nashville, Tennessee for the weekend. Unfortunately, things do not always go as planned. After taking a moment to be frustrated, I decided to make the most of it.
Luckily for you, due to a couple of travel mishaps, I can provide you with this list of things that I learned about Connecticut.
- It’s shaped like this. Who knew?
- They are serious about their Dunkin Donuts. Seriously I’ve never seen so many in such a small space and that was just in the airport.
- Colt Firearms are manufactured in Hartford, Connecticut.
- The Frisbee was kind of invented there. It was based on a pie pan from a company there.
- Connecticut has had two woman governors.
- They have this legend that their Royal Charter (the first version of their state constitution) was hidden in the trunk of this tree, the Charter Oak, until someone cut it down. There is a marker at the supposed site of this tree. That’s their state tree! That explains the back of their U.S. state quarter.
- And last but not least, the one thing I learned about Hartford, Connecticut is that it’s not the prime Spring Break location when there is still a couple of inches of snow on the ground and it feels like it’s 10 degrees outside!
Long Story Short: Travel plans don’t always go as plan, especially when snow is involved, but all you can do is make the most of it and turn every moment into a learning experience.