When you come all the way to Griswold to draw against a school 11x smaller than you... thanks to all of the die hard pios who came and supported this hard fought result. cheers to more to come 🍾🍺🍷 @university_of_oregonducks
I love when they cover their faces with their paws. Too cute! This is why we call him Mush. He just loves to be near you and melts when you pick him up or cuddle with him. If you don’t have pets then let me quickly explain that parents name their kids only to turn Around and give them a nickname usually based on personality or physical appearance...well same goes for pets! All mine have nicknames. And they answer to them so don’t give me that bullshit that cats don’t answer to their names! That’s just a dumb statement. Maybe your cats are as bright as you are if you’re making statements like that and that’s why they don’t answer to their names. Mine answer to their names and nicknames! Obviously super advanced intellectually like their dad no doubt. Good day.
First Griswold, Groton, Connecticut. Built in 1775 to defend the Thames River and port against the British during the Revolutionary War. The port was a safe harbor to privateers and important to the supply line for the Americans. The fort was also used to defend New London. In 1781 Benedict Arnold burned the town. He was able to avoid the defenses because of his knowledge of the fort. The British took the fort and killed the Commander after he surrendered with his own sword. The fort was rebuilt and used in the war of 1812 then refitted for the Civil War. The fort was last used during the Spanish American War.
The camera never really captures the true beauty of the moment. There is so much depth we capture with our eyes that the screen will never show. Be sure to spend more time away from the screen than you do in front of it. Life happens when you join in on the activities and enjoy the moments you’ve been given. #thoughts#fortgriswold#monument#sunset#ct#beautifulct#groton#enjoylife
Confession: I deal with anxiety and I run (metaphorically and literally) when I become overwhelmed. I found this place most recently when running from my own thoughts. Anxiety is not my crutch, I do my best to make a positive action any time I go through those ill feelings. Stay the course and remember that life wants you to succeed. #groton#run#getoutthere#explore
Hope attacking her bag of treats. She takes them off the shelf and puts the bag in her mouth, runs it upstairs, and hides it under the bed. And NO LIE, will take it out and sometimes bring it down to you and cry for you to give her one. I didn’t get her bringing it upstairs this time but still pretty funny.
The first two pics our hope looking at me to say dad I want to come up on your shoulder and the second pick is her making her week. Still one of her favorite places to be I can literally do all my normal activities and she will lay on my shoulder the whole time.
Took a break from running around at the trail I talked about a week ago (which was fun but running 3.5 miles everyday for the last week on a very rocky trail with a ton of hills basically felt like I demolished my right hip and ankle...its dumb i know to run that much on terrain like that...im not a running pro, I just wanted to see if I could do it ha 🤦🤷) Today I had a nice relaxing 2 mile run followed by a 3 mile walk around our neighborhood! Part of that 3 mile walk include walking around this fort, it was pretty cool.
It felt SO MUCH BETTER to run on a flatter surface lol
Very interesting place. Nice walk around the Fort, Good history and great views of the river. We can use our phone for the self guided tour. Admission is free. ☁️
Lugar muy interesante. Bonito paseo por el fuerte, buena historia y excelentes vistas del río. Podemos usar nuestro teléfono para la visita autoguiada. La admisión es gratis. #gps_on
Fort Griswold was the site of Benedict Arnold's final battle of the Revolutionary War, known as the Battle of Groton Heights, where he commanded a British raiding party that massacred the Continental Army soldiers stationed here. #history#revolutionarywar#america#military