We started off the trip with an early flight to Boston. We hopped in the car and drove straight to New Haven, CT for packet pickup for our first half marathon of the trip, New Haven Road Race Half Marathon. After that we checked into our hotel, we found a local pizza place that had delicious wood fired pizzas. Our first day was pretty relaxed, just a lot of time wasted in the plane and car.
The New Haven Road Race Half Marathon was hot and humid. I have a separate post that tells you all about the race. It went ok! After a stop at Wendy’s for a burger and a quick shower we headed up to Hartford to see the Connecticut Capitol Building.
We also stopped at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with their large beautiful stained glass windows.
When we were driving back into New Haven, I saw a large monument on top of a big hill. We decided to drive up to the top of East Rock Park for the great views. We ran through the lower part of the park. I didn’t realized that the upper part was so cool. It did not disappoint.