After all the work, it was time to relax. We spent Labor Day at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Connecticut. Harkness is one of my favorite places in Connecticut. It is basically 230 acres of lawn with a few enormous and beautiful trees sprinkled throughout. Add to that the fact that it overlooks the ocean (well, Long Island Sound), has a gorgeous mansion that was built in 1906, and has several meticulously kept flower gardens. What's not to love about this place?
The gardens are amazing. They are my three-year-old's second favorite part (right after the acres upon acres of lawn where she is allowed to run free). Here is what we found on this trip...
|This rose was actually left from a wedding held at the mansion over the weekend.|
The wind is always blowing across the lawns at Harkness. Sometimes it can be a little brutal, but most of the time it is a gentle breeze. Kite flying is huge here. On a weekend you'll see at least 20 kites flying in the air. This over-sized, beautiful kite was flying when we were there.
|Yes, that's one kite!|