Cunningham Family's Adventures Thru the USA


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Life the last few months has been fairly amazing. We are living the country dream. -smiles-

But is this life for us?

I wake up every morning about 6 am to take the puppies out, feed and water them. Feed and water the chickens, let them out of their coop. Loop around the house to the garden.

Awe! The Garden!

Loaded with Onions, Garlic, Corn, Peas, Green Beans, Tomatoes, Watermelons, Pumpkins, Cantaloupes, Strawberries, Broccoli, Spinach, Lettuce, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Cucumber, Lima Beans, Soy Beans, Basil, Rosemary, Parsley, Mint, Peppers…

85 feet by 45 feet.

What a master piece and a cluster f#ck! -laughs-

I also walk the yard for wild flowers. Check on the figs, and the pears…

It’s a very simple life.

The kids  are about to complete their 1st year of homeschooling. 8 more days… Man, what an experience! We did most the year with straight homeschooling, the last few months completely an online public school. That was INTENSE!

I found so many holes in my teachings and yet some things; they knew like the back of their hands, a full grade early. Both kids would like to return to regular public school next year. Due to lack of a social life. Part of me is so Happy. -smiles- But the other part of me really enjoyed it. I believe that I have collected enough materials to home school the babies. So I have started pre-school with the younger 2 while finishing up the last 8 days of the older 2 online school.

So… Big news…

True to our ever Gypsy ways we have decided that we did this all wrong and we must come full circle. As of June 19th we are moving back to Connecticut.

Now I know what you must be thinking!


-laughs- Well, it’s complicated. It’s all about money if you must know the truth. Minimal wage here in South Carolina is well, just too minimal. And we have to crack down and really save right for an RV. We traveled for the last 10 months but we didn’t really do it right. So we are going home to hang with our friends while we try this again.

Gales Ferry, Connecticut

Gales Ferry is a “village” in the town of Ledyard, Connecticut.

It is located along the eastern bank of the Thames River.

  • Location – Jct. of Hurlbutt Rd. and Riverside Pl., Ledyard Township, Gales Ferry, Connecticut
  • Coordinates – 41°25′48″N 72°5′34″W 41°25′48″N 72°5′34″W
  • Architectural Style – Greek Revival, Italianate
  • Historical Area – 13 acres
  • Added to NRHP – December 14, 1992
  • NRHP Reference Number – 92001639

Gales Ferry Historic District No. 1 is an irregularly shaped historic district in the area of the junction of Hurlbutt Road and Riverside Place. The district was listed on theNational Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Around the City – Groton, Ct Photos

The first settlers of Groton were believed to be farmers, and they certainly had their work cut out for them, since the land mostly consisted of rocks and trees.

Eventually, the town became known as an oceanfront community.

It wasn’t long before locals started to build ships in anticipation of trade. Commerce boomed for a while, but was challenged in the later 1700s, when the French and Indian War ended. When Parliament closed down the Boston Port, this took a toll on Groton’s industries.

The Revolutionary War between the colonies and Britain is also a part of Groton history. The memorial for the Battle of Groton Heights was erected in the 1800s to honor those who lost their lives at Fort Griswold.

To this day, the 135-foot tall monument is a town landmark.

After the Revolutionary War ended, commerce in Groton recovered.

A great place to eat is the Buford’s Family Restaurant.

Friendly Service, Large Portions and Great Prices. My favorite was the Chicken Salad Sandwich. Sounds basic but it was awesome. Mmm, and their fries are Top Notch!

Here are some other shots I snapped around town: