A little farther north
Trip Start Jul 16, 2011
10Trip End Jul 31, 2011
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In Connecticut they have lots of sign boards telling you to expect delays at exit so-and-so. Sure enough, when you get there a delay is in progress. Once you pass the delay you realize there was no reason for the delay. This happened 3 or 4 times. Each time there was a delay without a cause
Monday was spent at Mystic, Seaport. Pat and I visited here some 18 years ago when we did a New England trip for our tenth anniversary. The seaport has really changed. I am not sure why I find this surprising since it has been an active seaport since the mid 1800’s.
We got to see a simulated breeches buoy rescue, ride on the last working steamship in America, see a whale boat demonstration and look at all kinds of sailing ships. I got shanghaied and put in a skit about whaling in which I had to wear a lantern on my head and have a corset wrapped around me. There is photographic evidence of this thanks to Sarah being taught to use my new camera. I am being good and not deleting them but there will be no pictures of me on the internet dressed in such a manner
One of the highlights was getting to ride on the last working steam ship in America. It is a beautiful half hour cruise up and down the Mystic River. What’s more I got it for free because I "friended" Mystic Seaport on Facebook saving us about $15.00. That is the first thing I got off of Facebook for free besides a stack of hay in Farmville. Sarah’s highlight was getting to play 19th century baseball with some of the Seaport workers. She went 3 for 5 with 3 RBI’s. At the end of the day Sarah gave the Seaport about as good of a review s you can expect from a teenager, “that wasn’t that bad”.
We are off on Tuesday for Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia Nation Park. We will check in with from there later this week.
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