Growing up on any type of shoreline is always a blessing. Having the water right around the corner and being in a small town is irreplaceable. However, the Connecticut shoreline is unique in its own way. Here are 10 things you know if you grew up on the Connecticut shoreline:
1. The Sound
It was always your idea of "the ocean" but we all know it wasn't.
2. Summer Traffic
If you aren't from my town, get out. You drive too slow.
3. Vinyard Vines, Ralph Lauren, Lily Pulitzer
You own at least one item from one of these companies...
4. The Barren Winters
Snow, nothing to do, no one around. It's torturous.
5. You always find new hangouts and places to explore.
Whether it's a secret beach this week or a trail in the woods, there are so many different nooks to just sit and enjoy with friends or family.
6. The generalization that your town is snobby and rich.
Some. But not all.
7. Hammo, Rocky Neck, etc.
State parks and the better beaches of the shoreline.
8. Squam, Watch Hill, Block
You may live in Connecticut, but RI is not too far for a day trip.
9. Everyone says they're going to leave but they never do.
As much as you try, hating your CT shoreline town is impossible.
10. You're too lucky.
It's a great place to be in the summer and you don't miss out on snow in the winter. The schools are phenomenal and the people are great. You know you wouldn't trade your little shoreline hometown for anything in the world.