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Old 10-07-2008, 06:05 PM
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WHAT:CT - Drive winter is around the corner 11/2! This drive will begin in Derby, CT and travel up through some back roads up through Litchfield, CT for lunch.

WHEN:Sunday, November 2, 2008 @ 11am till 3pm

RAIN DATE: Sunday, November 16, 2008 @ 11am till 3pm



WHERE: Begin our drive at the commuter lot off route 15 (Merrit/Cross Parkway) in Derby/Ansonia, CT [exit 58, route 34 depending on traveling north or south make sure its traveling West on Rt 34] at 11am and finish at the same location in the mid-afternoon.

For the GPS folks: Plug in this address -
593 Derby Avenue
Orange, Connecticut 06477
Google Map Location of the Commuter Lot



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We will travel north on route 34 through the City of Derby, the smallest city in the state of Connecticut. Following the Lake Zoar River onto route 188 through Great Hill reservoir, we continue on route 188 to Quakers farm. Legend has it that before the first settlers came in 1680, there along the road lived a Quaker. He lived in a house by a babbling brook, in an open field, below the mountain. He never married. And so, the area was called Quaker's Farm. As we drive along the road here, you will see many historic homes dating back before the American Revolution.

Next on the scenic itinerary is the Southford Falls State Park. At the turn of the century, this was the site of the Diamond Match Company. Scenic waterfalls are at the southeast end of the Park on the Eight Mile River. Continuing on route 188 we come to route 67 as we make our way to Southbury. A rural small town which borders another town called Middlebury where I grew up! Driving into Southbury we are going to look for their main street which will connect us to route 172 on to a small town called South Britain.

The village of South Britain is a flourishing place, containing a number of neat buildings, a carpet and several hat factories. This village is surrounded by high hills and precipices, and has a romantic and picturesque appearance. Try not to lose sight of our next turnoff which will get us on back to route 67. This will take us to the town of Roxbury.

For those of you unfamiliar to Roxbury, whose Indian name was "Shepaug", a Mohegan name signifying "rocky water", it was home to a small smelting furnace which provided the building material for such world wonders as the Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Central Station in New York City. It is also home to some notable Roxburians; Ethan Allen (January 21, 1738
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didn't bother reading what you posted, but drive in CT? PuFF is IN




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I'm in George.

This is a great drive, everyone. Don't pass it up: great roads, great stops.
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Did this drive last year - I'm in at this point!
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Five Guys for lunch?
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Originally Posted by NH_s2k_Guy,Oct 8 2008, 10:45 AM
Five Guys for lunch?
If you wanna caravan back with PuFF and I - we might make it for dinner...
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Originally Posted by NH_s2k_Guy,Oct 8 2008, 10:45 AM
Five Guys for lunch?
not sure if they have any in that area


if you follow ryan or myself back to groton, Five Guys will be right in Mystic

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That would be like 3+ hours just to get to the starting point for me so
I think I will have to pass on this one.
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It may not be that much of a detour for the ride back. - From there you can take 95 North or 395.
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Originally Posted by LazyProfessor,Oct 8 2008, 11:05 AM
It may not be that much of a detour for the ride back. - From there you can take 95 North or 395.


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