then, with the promise of stopping at target on the way back, i convinced the lidkids to venture out to see another state capitol building. hartford was the closest, so that made our decision. off we went, in search of the golden dome.
then things got crazy. i got on the highway going the wrong way. (this happens often in our travels). but, no worries, i would just get off and turn around. except gridlock. i couldn’t get over to the exits and then i realized there was NO oncoming traffic. none. after we drove for a bit, we saw some police cars and then a burnt up van under a bridge. we finally were able to get off the highway and navigate our way around some backroads down and around hartford, with a side trip to target, of course. anyhow, here’s the map from my phone when we were trying to find our way home. i accidentally headed west on 84. and needed to go east. you know. on that big dark red dotted road.
i’m glad we went, because that night we found out that there was a cancelation at our next location, so we were able to head there a week early, and this was our last day to be this close to hartford. so, another capitol in the books.