The Merritt Parkway is my favorite drive in the tri-state. It is one of the most beautiful stretches of road that I have ever traveled. Reminds me of Donald Draper driving home from the train (although the Drapers live in Westchester) and recently the Route 12 scene from Revolutionary Road. The Merritt connects some of Fairfield County’s best towns, Westport, New Canaan and Greenwich. I bet Ralph takes his Bugatti out for a Sunday drive on this historic stretch of road in the heart of WASPy Connecticut.
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