It felt like we were transported back in time when we boarded the tram.
For USD5/pax, you get to try all the beers that are on tap (unlimited refills).
The brewery produces numerous variety of beers despite its small size.
Next on our list was the Carousel Museum which was just round the corner of the Clock Museum.
The very majestic State Capitol building.
The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch.....
That's the iconic red umbrella....at the Travelers Tower.
Our third museum for this trip was the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Art lovers DO NOT MISS this!!!!
The collection is awesome!!! I really enjoyed myself. Below are just a small selection of the entire collection at the museum.....
This has to be one of my most favorites (although RG found it quite disturbing)- titled Europe after the Rain by Max Ernst. It employed a method called decalcomania (wet paint is applied to a smooth surface such as glass and then pressed onto the canvas).
Did you know that Renoir and Monet were good friends? This piece is titled Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil (1873) by Renoir when the latter visited his friend at his Parisian cottage in the summer of 1873.
Some art pieces not only tell a story...but also has a moral behind the story. In this piece titled The Old Man and Death (1773) by Joseph Wright of Derby...the message is that sometimes it is better to suffer than to die.
There was a place where you could leave a feedback or share your thoughts on the museum. I would say it was a piece of artwork by itself!! =)
I couldn't resist picking up some red maple leaves as "souvenirs" of our trip.
And after our trip to the Carousel Museum the day before.....we just had to ride the Bushnell Carousel which is one of the very few antique carousels still in operation. For USD1, we got to enjoy 3.5 minutes worth of fun reliving our childhood.
Final museum of our trip is the Mark Twain's House & Museum in Hartford. We got to tour the writer's house where he (& his family) had spent his happiest and most productive years in writing.
Mark Twain had many notable neighbours who had also built very beautiful homes in the same vicinity.
We had yummy japanese noodles for our very late lunch at the Murasaki Cafe that's located within the museum compound. The piping hot noodles were just the right food for a chilly day!
Mark Twain's famous quotes were seen all over the museum. I particularly like this one......
Who can resist a shot with Mark Twain himself (made out of Lego bricks)!!! hee hee
We started to make our way home after that 'cos we didn't want to have to drive in the pitch dark. However, along the way, we got distracted when we saw some nice foliage at the Hop River State Park trail. So we made a stop and took a stroll down the beautiful trail.
After leaving the trail.....we accidentally stumbled upon a pretty lake! See....that's the fun part of roadtrips....you never know what interesting and exciting things you are gonna see along the way.
OK.......now we really have to get going before it gets too dark.
The sun was already setting behind us.......it was a beautiful sight from the rear and side view mirrors!
It was a great trip. The weather and the sceneries were beautiful, the museums were all very interesting and eye-opening....both of us had a wonderful time. Hopefully, this is not our last trip for fall.....I think we could possibly squeeze in another trip before the arrival of winter....yes?