It doesn’t seem possible that we’ve been here for NINE MONTHS already. Only three more months to go until the husband’s residency is finished, and we head off to …well, wherever we’re heading off to.
Things I will miss about Connecticut:
walking to the children’s museum, park, and gym
trees and flowers growing wild everywhere
the Riverwalk just 1/2 a mile from our house
an abundance of cute creatures, the sitings of which amuse River to no end (squirrels, dogs, cats, badgers, racoons, robins, cardinals, sparrows, bluebirds, geese, ducks, etc)
pedestrian friendly cities
four outrageously distinct, gorgeously spectacular seasons.
the sound of snow whispering to the ground during a quiet snowstorm.
Being only an hour away from NYC
The incredibly well funded public library system. It’s like having my own personal amazon.com/borders/barnes & noble all rolled into one and getting to raid it FOR FREE so long as I bring everything back in two weeks. :) The thought of leaving this behind comes pretty close to bringing me to tears.
Interesting and different ethnic diversity (lots of Eastern Europeans, South Americans, etc–WAY more than in CA)
Having EVERYTHING that I need within 3 miles of my house.
The dangerously awesome children’s consignment stores–so many great toys and clothes for pennies on the dollar! And tons more high end items than in CA.
The surprisingly polite, generous drivers (for the most part)
Feeling safe walking around in my neighborhood, even when it’s just River and me.
Wild hydrangeas in my backyard
Tons of rain pitter-pattering through thousands of trees.
Living three miles from a beautiful, tiny beach filled with trees, tidepools, and playgrounds.
Stew Leonard’s raisin croissants.