There are a lot of things that are near us in Ansonia, Connecticut but far too.
For me, sometimes even New Haven a half hour away seems far. But, I think I just need to go there more often.
New York is a couple hours away, the Bronx 90 minutes, Boston and Providence 2 1/2 hours, Allentown 3 hours.
But, most of them seem far enough to me to make a day trip frustrating.
I think part of it for going by car to Allentown or New York is 95 through CT and New York City is terrible. The Merritt Turnpike is a more pleasant drive but is also a parking lot during rush hour.
I am looking forward to going to Bethlehem this week and I should should visit my mom and sister more. It’s really not that far although my mom has had incredibly poor traffic luck a bunch of times.
And I would love to make some trips down to Philadelphia or Princeton too. I do think Washington and Maine do seem far but would like to visit down and up there too.