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Seeing fall colors

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2008 Columbus Day weekend at the Southington-Cheshire YMCA's Camp Sloper
2008 Columbus Day weekend at the Southington-Cheshire YMCA's Camp Sloper/Photo by Rhonda Lane

New England, where I live, is famous for “fall color.” Visitors that New Englanders refer to as “leaf peepers” come from all over to admire the bright display, especially when the leaves reach peak color.

In our part of central Connecticut, that’s usually around Columbus Day weekend. In Canada, that would be around Thanksgiving Day.

This year, though, the leaves “peaked” here a week late. So, I missed them.

Because, for the week of peak foliage here, I traveled in the opposite direction.

Where I saw a different range of fall colors.

2010 WEG: The Mom & Pop Hotels

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Odds are, unless you’re taking a group of people to Kentucky for a specific job – say, to compete or to work — on the 2010 World Equestrian Games, you probably won’t be staying for the entire event.

So, you probably won’t need a house. You’ll probably be looking for a hotel.

If you’re on a budget, you may want to consider driving to what could be called “the outer boroughs” for lodging.

And you may not want to overlook hotels I call “the Mom & Pops.”

Outside the office of one of my favorite central KY hotels/Photo by Rhonda Lane
Outside the office of one of my favorite central KY hotels/Photo by Rhonda Lane

After all, you just want a place to sleep anyway. And, FWIW, you just might find some overlooked jewels.