Touring the Family I’ve never met in Connecticut

Visiting Hoskins Cottage

In July of 2015 Veronica and I traveled around Connecticut to visit the family that I never knew.

My grandfather was from Connecticut, but he moved to the west coast when my mother was a young child. My entire immediate family is almost exclusively living on the west coast, either in Nevada or California. So it was very strange to be in a place that feels so foreign and talking to family. It was strange, but really great. Definitely worth the trip from New York City.

Worth it

I’m really happy that we took a few days to make this journey. We met my cousin Jason in Redding. He took us for a walk near one of the lakes near his house.

Visiting Family in Connecticut


Learning more about family is a really powerful experience. The video you see above is designed to be fun to watch, but it doesn’t capture the real value of this trip.

To be honest, I don’t know if I could even make a video that expresses that feeling. Honestly, it’s probably best that I travel to meet family more often. That’s the only way I can think of to really get it.

The Hoskins Family Tree

6 Replies to “Touring the Family I’ve never met in Connecticut”

  1. This is a lovely video chronicle of your trip and all the relatives you discovered. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Nicely done. Keep writing and thinking. You will find a way to describe that feeling. We were glad to have you visit Redding. Your travels and inquisitiveness are impressive.

  3. Thank you, Ian! I love the picture at the lake with one-eyed Rosie. And seeing the extended Hoskins family and the family tree was fun and instructive.

    The video really rolled us along nicely. You are have a sense of style!

    Gail Howard

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