posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 04:49 PM
reply to post by hattie
they can say it all they want I drive it every day, it's 7 1/2 minutes from exit to exit.. Hartford would be like 100 miles by that estimation, and
it's not.. Hartford is exactly 43.7 miles form Newtown on the Merritt Parkway. The first Greenwich exit is 60.2 miles from Hartford on the Merritt
Do the math, it's not an extra 45 miles from Newtown's exit (which admittedly is on the far lower corner of Newtown) to the upper corner of
Greenwich, Google Earth also doesn't take into account that there are numerous small towns all along the way in there that are actually part of
either Newtown or Greenwich.. (Cos Cob comes to mind) Most of our larger towns have smaller towns embedded in them, and Google tends to claim the
are all separate entities when they are not..
A very good example of this phenomenon can be found North of Hartford in a town called Windsor...
there is Windsor the Town including the towns of : Windsor Center, Wilson, Day Hill, Rainbow, Hayden Station and Poquonock.
It's kind of like saying Mystic CT is a real town, when in fact it's part of Groton..