When I found out that I was going to have to get up at 4 o'clock in the morning in order to make it to my job by 5:30 AM, I was worried. Am I going to be the only one on the road? Truthfully, it's turned out to be a blessing for my ears.

WRKI and WINE logo
Get our free mobile app

Damn Connecticut, you're loud. Stop and listen for a second: Can you hear that semi blasting down I-84 or Main Street? Does a deaf neighbor love the auditions on The Voice, or do you live near a pickleball court? I'm sorry, or rather, I hear you.

During the daylight hours, Connecticut runs non-stop, it's loud everywhere. The night time is the right time if you like it quiet. I've found that Connecticut doesn't wake up until 5 AM. If you're searching for that sweet spot of silence, take a ride through Northwest Connecticut at 4:30 AM, you'll have miles of solitude.

Flip around on your radio, try to find a live overnight DJ in Connecticut. Any luck? That adds to the solitude, nothing but music and station id sweepers, ahhhhh.

Gas stations? Fast food? You might be able to find a 24 hour one open, but it's in Danbury, Waterbury, or Torrington, otherwise you have to wait for 5-6-7 AM. What does that do? If there's nowhere to go and nothing to listen to, that means quiet. I love having the world to myself. If you do to, 4:30 AM is the quietest time in Connecticut.

8 of the Best Wing Restaurants in Connecticut

Where to Hide in Connecticut in Case of a Zombie Apocalypse

Which of New Milford's 4 Dunkin's is the Quickest? (In Your Opinion)

I pass by all 4 of the Dunkin's in New Milford on my way into work, and I've been into all of them multiple times, which one do you think is the quickest to get in and out of?

More From WRKI and WINE