WE LEFT Middlebury and made our way down the remainder of the Greenway path and on to the wide pull off lane toward Naugetuck where we were to turn and head toward Cheshire through Prospect. Our directions bypassed the Naugetuck Town Hall and it's Village Green but another series of circumstances led us for an interview by the "Green". Before we made it to the town center we came upon the school of St. Francis of Assisi where the whole school came out to the sidewalk to hear our story. The excitement was infectious and I was very touched when they burst into cheers when I was finished with the tale. I then thought the side trip worth the effort. The interview and the recommendation to see the Mayor was not as fulfilling as the smiles on the children of Naugetuck. We met with the reporter in front of the Town Hall and saw no sign of the Mayor before moving on for lunch, then back tracking to our route out of town.
The skies had been overcast all day and the cool weather helped us make good mileage before the rain came. As it began to mist lightly we came up to two friends who offered the World shelter and later gave me the ride I needed to the support van. After a delicious lasagna dinner and good conversation we deflated the World and piled our gear in the van then moved along. There is no need to walk every inch through the rain, so we waited out the weather in a parking lot recommended by the Cheshire policeman who I met. He relayed our info to dispatch for safety and this morning we found ourselves at Cheshires finest family owned Main Street Caffe, and our picture on the front page of the paper on the table where we sat. The conversation was so enjoyable it was well past eleven before we could get out the door. The skies have been threatening rain and then sunny alternatively all afternoon. The forecast is for thunderstorms today and clearing tomorrow. We will take time for personal things today and find ourselves back on the ever different road on Friday. When people ask when we expect to reach the end I can never be sure where each days adventures will lead and say "months" in reply..
It always leads to special people. Now we are lead to the special people of Connecticut.