Day 3: West Hartford to New Haven
Phil and Bobbie were kind enough to let us stay as long as we needed before heading off, while they went to work in the morning. We had a good breakfast and ended up leaving around 9:30. This was going to be a short day, only 41 miles.
Our first stop was the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, which we passed by before deciding to go in and see if they wanted to interview us. After a brief interview with Art, the director, we were on our way again. The course brought us through some scenic bike trails, and right by an aromatic barbecue place, which drew us in for a late lunch. This day was cooler than the first two, and it started to rain a bit for the last 10 miles of our ride into New Haven.
We arrived at Pete’s apartment in the late afternoon. Pete is a sculpture grad student at Yale, and he showed us his studio behind his apartment, where we could keep our bikes. He had some very interesting projects going on in the studio. Pete shares a spacious 4-bedroom apartment with Thomas, another sculpture grad student, and Sarah and Daria, architecture grad students. Sarah is actually from Rhode Island, and Daria went to Brown, so we were familiar with the same places. Pete found all of these connections fascinating. While Pete was in class, Phil and I went to a Thai restaurant for dinner and Starbucks to take advantage of their free wifi. Afterwards, we shared some good conversation and Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream with Pete, Sarah and Thomas.