After spending the previous day in search of adventure and small town beauty, I decided to spend some time in my own home town (Wallingford, CT) looking for excitement. While I didn’t find excitement, I did enjoy a sunny walk with my camera out. My town has actually made it into some movies, and the 06492 zip code is that of Stars Hallow’s in the TV show Gilmore Girls (which it does look similar to). And the Drew Barrymore film Riding In Cars With Boys is supposedly set in Wallingford, CT (although it was not filmed there).
I drove to the center of town, Main St., and just set aimlessly on a walk with my camera in hand.
Wallingford has a lot of small town charm.
And old homes… lots of old beautiful homes. Given the spring/summer season, the grass was green and the sky was perfectly blue. I couldn’t have asked for a better day.
My town features the private high school Choate Rosemary Hall. Their campus and buildings are meticulously maintained.
School’s out for summer.
All the flags are up for the 4th of July, and the little shops and restaurants had some activity as colleges are letting students out for summer.
The above church is where I spent a lot of time growing up. So pretty.
Lastly, here’s the Wallingford Town Hall with its clock out front. Oh, Wallingford, you’ll always be home to me.