With all this stress, I needed something good again. And the one place on earth that I love the most is the ocean. For some reason, when I just look at the endless span of water, I just get the feeling that life is good. So when KC suggested that we go to New Haven, CT (the home of Yale University) and try to find a beach I couldn't have been more happy.
The drive to New Haven, CT was about an hour away. And as you can see from my map, that is half way between Springfield and NYC. When you hit New Haven you have the choice of going on to NYC, and if we hadn't of had to make it back to Springfield for KC's bball game, I think we would have proceeded in that direction. But we turned off the freeway and after about 4 minutes, we were at the "Long Wharf" in New Haven. It wasn't the prettiest area of the ocean. It wasn't even really a beach. But the smell of the salty water dissolved all my stress for those few moments. It was really pretty to see the icy water capped with snow. The water was so calm, since this was only an inlet of the Atlantic ocean. We walked around for little while and then sat on the rocks to just think and enjoy the scenery. I am so lucky to live so close to so many beautiful places. It is nice to escape from the lull of everyday life, at to take the chance to spend time with KC exploring all that is around.