What's in a Day Trip?
When someone says "let's go on a day trip", what do those words conjure up for you?
For some, it may mean exploring the local scene; a neat place to start could be your own town. After all, have you taken advantage of everything that's offered? Find out what's waiting to be discovered! Perhaps there's a center of town which has fun things to do. Or, on the Internet, try "Town's name, CT museums" and often, the Historical Society covers this information.
Rediscover your local library. Someday these buildings may become obsolete and you can tell your grandchildren or other young people about a place where once-upon-a-time you could find real books and other reference materials. Imagine that! Certainly it's easy to lose oneself while browsing amongst the stacks and finding some books of interest.
Exploring local parks or hiking trails can be a wonderful experience in any season if you're dressed for it; bringing a water bottle also is a good idea. How about a nice picnic lunch? There's something to be said for getting out in the fresh air any time of year.
When spring arrives after a long winter, it's hard not to be excited about hearing chirping birds and getting outside more often. One sure sign of spring, aside from seeing robins, is the sighting of bicyclists everywhere! If you are a bicycle rider, expect a renewed sense of energy which comes from getting back in the saddle. Make sure to follow the rules of the road and be a defensive rider. There are bicycle/walking trails in many towns around the Hartford area. Look for future articles here.
Take a road trip
One favorite pastime might be to take a road trip to somewhere within an hour or two. Part of the fun is getting there! You may notice some good drivers on the road and some bad drivers; pay close attention because not everyone else is doing so. If you're in the car alone, crank up the music (without damaging your eardrums of course) and enjoy the scenery as the tunes play. You can sing at the top of your lungs if you like and you don't have to sing on-key. If you have others in the car, it's a perfect opportunity to have a great conversation.
No matter what your version of the day trip is, enjoy and stay safe!