September 2012.............

Wilton: The only National Historic Site dedicated to American painting, it depicts the life work of J Aldere Weir an American impressionist painter. As our luck has not changed the main house was not open, it is being restored. We stopped at the Burlington House visitor center and walked around on the grounds. It's in a beautiful area and has many different activities.

September 2012.............

Norwalk: Stopped in Norwalk to see friends Sandy and Paul Tomko. Paul owns a boatyard so we were able to visit there and watch them taking boats out of the water and storing them for the winter. It was raining extremely hard the day we were at the boatyard but they worked anyway. It's quite a site to see the huge crane taking the boats out. They are then shrink wrapped and stored off the ground for the winter.
Sandy owned two houses in Harbor View, a seaside community in Norwalk. They had been in her family for many years and she and Paul lived in one for several years. She recently sold the last one and she and Paul moved to a beautiful home a bit further inland. We parked in their driveway and had an enjoyable couple of days visiting them and seeing the sites.
Unfortunately Harbor View didn't do well with Hurricane Sandy (if you knew my friend Sandy you would understand that it's not strange that she and the hurricane had the same name). Sandy's house had to be torn down along with many of the homes in the area.
Pictured below: Harbor view before and after the hurricane, Wier Farm main house and taking a boat out of the water at the boatyard to store it for the winter.
The heading photo is across the bay from Harbor View.


 

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