CONNECTICUT, HARTFORD AND GOODWIN HOTEL
Today I want to introduce to you guys the last stronghold of New England States that we visited, Connecticut. As our trip advanced more inland, Connecticut was the last point of New England’s heritage and beauty, we realized that our East Coast Tour 2017 is coming to an end.. Driving from its neighbor Rhode Island, we stoped at Gillette Castle State Park, walked at green and smart Yale University in New Haven and of course stayed at the gem of our Connecticut experience – The Goodwin Hotel in Hartford. // HIDEMYCOAT blog by Tanya Litkovska
THE GOODWIN HOTEL
We arrived at Hartford, the capital of Connecticut State on a beautiful sunny day. This welcoming city is conveniently located in the very centre of the state and by looking looking at the map you can easily say that all road lead to Hartford, or at least all roads in Connecticut ) By a funny coincidence The Goodwin Hotel had the same convenient location in the heart of Hartford and appeared to be one of the most beautiful building of the city.
And actually it’s not surprising, knowing the hotel’s history facts. The Goodwin Hotel was originally developed as a landmark and upscale apartment building back in 1881 and only later converted to a hotel.
For from the very beginning it owned this prestigious feel. The 2017 is the year is the hotel’s rebirth and to keep long story short, The Goodwin Hotel is definitely a unique boutique experience, with great attention to details that makes your stay truly memorable. // HIDEMYCOAT blog by Tanya Litkovska
Want to mention our Executive Suite, as it was huge and immaculate in every detail! This special and large apartments featured a ante-room with small kitchenette and pull-out couch, wonderful King Bedroom with super comfy bed and big bright windows this a city view. Also, and that was the one a adored the most – very spacious bathroom! To be honest, we both admitted that this Suite was one the very top notch from all in our whole journey. Keep it up The Goodwin Hotel! // HIDEMYCOAT blog by Tanya Litkovska
HARTFORD, CAPITAL OF CONNECTICUT
Spending a weekend in this city we got lucky to have great sunny weather for all the period our stay. Hartford is a very green city and compared to the majority of American cities, beautiful. Exploring its green streets, parks and hi-tech looking bridges I caught myself thinking that everything is just right, is just the way it should be. This city has it’s own vibe and thank God is not build around empty city plazas with enormous parking lots and crap- food stores. People are on the streets, people are in the parks, people are present! Who traveled through out the States will easily understand me!
Back to the places I want to mention – Connecticut State Capitol Park is a nice place to have a peaceful walk and it hosts gorgeous State Capital building. Phoenix Getaway bridge that connects two banks of the city decided by Connecticut river is a cool place to take memorable pictures of your visit. Not far from it was the sculpture or statue if you wish dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and his meeting with Hartford’s native Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. This place shares nice riverfront views.
// HIDEMYCOAT blog by Tanya Litkovska
Interesting place to see, the Gillette Castle State Park and Gillette Castle itself is actually a real castle, originally build as a private residence and designed by American actor William Hooker Gillette, who is mostly well know for his role of Sherlock Holmes. The park area is huge and you better have a full day dedicated to be there. From the Gillette Castle high point you have a chance to spot beautiful views of the Connecticut River and a small Chester Hadlyme Ferry. // HIDEMYCOAT blog by Tanya Litkovska
As you guys already know, me and my husband are both huge fans of Universities with all their premises, campuses and surrounding areas. I even think, that someone should start the tours showing them all to the wider public. We have already been at Stanford in California, Princeton in New Jersey, University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and at Harvard in Massachusetts. Now it was time for Yale University to get explored. To be honest, we expected way more, way way more! I know that it’s a Ivy League finest, I’ve read about all its regalia, but we are solely talking about area feel and what atmosphere it delivers to you. To keep it simple, usually we take around 200-300! pictures and later choose around 25-50 from them to work with. In Yale University we managed to get 20-30 and here are 5 of them…
It’s big, it’s architecturally empty, very closely surrounded by residential housing. It just don’t have that vibe and feel to us, that we were expecting. But to finish it on a positive note, it’s the best research institution in the Nation and the third-oldest. Yale University is one of the best learning institutions and nobody denies that. // HIDEMYCOAT blog by Tanya Litkovska
We all are thankful to beautiful New England, its gorgeous autumn and to so many amazing places we’ve visited so far! Mr. Lemono told us, that no matter what we should return here next Spring and see all this in a different, green way. I thinks he knows exactly what green way should be!