In case you missed it, I decided to walk across Connecticut. I started in Killingly near the RI border and ended in Danbury. Check out my recaps from along the way — Day 1, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5.
Today was only a few miles longer than yesterday, but I felt every single step thanks to the very hilly terrain. In case you’re keeping track at home, today I racked up 54,437 steps and my legs are really feeling it.
But tired legs be damned, today was also full of great people, beautiful scenery and a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone! Here’s the full recap:
I was running late and I really had to hustle to make it to my town hall. But when I got there, the location was absolutely worth it.
I’ve said it before, but walking across the state has really made me fall in love with Connecticut all over again. There is a beauty and a history here that is unlike anywhere in the country. There is a kindness and a decency to the people I meet that restores my faith. That doesn’t mean our state doesn’t have problems — of course it does. But walking town-by-town and having literally hundreds of conversations along the way reminds me that there is so much to love about this place we call home. When my feet ache and my legs are sore it’s this feeling that propels me forward.
I’m sure my feet will be achy tomorrow, but I’m looking forward to another day on the road. Onward to Middletown, Meriden, Southington, Wolcott and Waterbury.
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