Getting used to working/visiting Fort Trumbull

We started working in May. This job is much more physical because we work closer to 32 hours per week. Some days we strip and reset 9 units along with completely turning over 6 units. I do believe that I am becoming more buff with this job. Carrying laundry and turnover packs into units has improved both our fitness. It did take a few weeks to get used to increased activity. We slept a lot when not working.

We did finally get out and start being a tourist. I grew up in this area. There are many places and venues that I took for granted because I had access to them. We are having a blast being a tourist all the time. We have discovered some walking paths that are close the our campground. It does seem weird not being in Yellowstone. The weather has been so warm or rainy that we have not done many hikes. Also, we walk about 7 miles in a day when we work so the last thing I want to do is do a 10 mile hike.

Thus far we have been to Fort Trumbull State Park in New London. It was one of our sunny days off although it was very windy. When I was a kid we could not access this area because it was part of the Underwater Naval Warfare Center. This facility closed in the 90s. Many of the buildings were removed so that the Revolutionary fort is left along with buildings the early Coast Guard Academy used. There is a museum that gives the history of the fort. There are many beautiful views from this area. It is a great day trip where you can bring your lunch and watch the boats and ferries move up and down the Thames River.

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