connecticut: Some 4th of july R&R at home, and picking up a "spare"
Both New Jersey and New York saw me do a big mileage push to get my home in time for the 4th of July celebrations at my parents house. Grilling and cold beer is never something to willingly pass up, and I enjoyed some much needed time off seeing family and binge eating, in-between long naps. Post food and rest binge however, I headed back out once again, this time with my twin brother, appropriately nicknamed "Spare Parts".
With my brother in tow, we headed out to enjoy hiking through all of Connecticut, and some of Massachusetts together. It was a huge boost for me to have my brother come out for a week with me, and it really made passing through my home state very special.