Americas Best Value Inn-Stonington/Mystic
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I had a moment of disorientation when Addie woke me up this morning. Apparently I brought the wrong phone charger on the trip, and my phone was almost dead last night so I turned it off before bed to save the battery. When I turned it back on to check the time, it said it was 10 o'clock! I couldn't believe I'd slept 12 hours, much less that Addie had been that patient. But there it was. It took me about 10 minutes of rushing around to realize that the phone ...
... to Perth. Different plants of course but just as beautiful. We passed through New Bedford where Moby Dick author, Melville worked on fishing boats for a time. Then on through Fall River where cotton and textile mills were once the big thing. All closed now. Guess where everything in that line comes from now. You guessed it- India. Lots of Americans we spoke with along our trip are distressed they have not yet risen out of the financial crisis of some years back and are ...
... hadn't met on that occasion, Poul might have stayed in the U.S. and become a U.S. citizen.
After breakfast Sunday morning at the Sheraton we enjoyed a pleasant drive out of New York City and camped in Mystic, Connecticut. It's getting a little chilly in the tent but we are now on our way another campground in Massachusetts and at least one more night in the tent - but we will have another big campfire tonight!
We left Boston behind this morning for our trip to Mystic. It is called this after an Indian tribe and also it is on the river Mystic. We had an excursion booked at a place called the Plimoth Plantation. This is a reconstruction of the first settlement of the pilgrims that settled their colony there. The site is made up of a indian camp of Wampanoag Indians that speak the language that has been rediscovered and now spoken again ...
... the holiday homes of the rich & famous New York families of the time, built between the 1880s and 1920s, and used for only 6-8 weeks a year!
The extravagance of these properties used for such a short period of time was quite breathtaking!
A stop at The Breakers Mansion was part of our tour, and we had plenty of time to inspect ...