Monday, June 5, 2017

We Snuck Away...

It was last minute and spontaneous...because we are fun like that.
We snuck away for a few days...

we went here, to
Historic Mystic Connecticut 

Oldest son Scott use to live in Connecticut, so we would visit here often.
Only about 3 hours from home, it is a nice, familiar place 
 to getaway for a few days.

Mystic Seaport is an outdoor museum for it's many ships and exhibits
and is home to a working shipyard used for the 
preservation and restoration of older vessels.

A replica of 
The Brant Point Lighthouse

The Charles W. Morgan








The Shipyard Village

Nautical Instruments Shop

Schooner L.A. Dunton

The Boathouse

The First Fire Truck

The Working Shipyard

Under this tent...

The Mayflower II
Built in 1955 in England, it is here for restoration.
The restoration will take about 2 years.

And I'm sure you were wondering if there were going to be some selfies...
- well, yes, of course there are - 
we brought the tripod and here's what we got!




Brant Point Lighthouse.

The weather was perfect for this short getaway.
Today it was 65 degrees, blue skies with some pretty fair weather clouds.

Of course there is more...
stay tuned...

27 comments:

  1. That's quite a welcome sign in the first photo.

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  2. My kind of place with those ships! Such a great place to visit! Great selfies!

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  3. Hello Debbie, what a ice getaway. It is a pretty scenic place to visit. I love boats and the lighthouse. Great selfies! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  4. What a fascinating place to visit. I don't know what it is about ships and lighthouses, but they make my heart sing. I rarely get to view either one, so I absolutely love your tour today! You two are so good at selfies!!

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  5. Wow, my kind of town, thank you for bringing us with you!

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  6. What a very cool little getaway. I love seeing all of those ships. I can see why you wanted to visit.
    Lovely photos too. I always like your selfies.

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  7. Loved the visit! Amber and I were there in the late 1990's after a swim meet in Maryland. I bought a book at one of the bookstores there about sea captains and their wives - some actually traveled with their husbands.
    You guys are always doing something cool!

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  8. Perfect time to go there! Before it becomes overrun with tourists!!!!

    Oh I love that dragon bow art!!!!!

    We were there, years ago, when the kids were little.

    Youngest son was probably about 3. He didn't want to go on a ship, and was crying-his-bloody-head-off! We didn't know why!!!! Later we found out, he thought it was filled with pirates and they were going to carry him away.

    Oh mercy, what a memory. -grin-

    So lovely that you had this spontaneous holiday.

    Lots of gentle hugs, Luna Crone

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  9. cool...makes me want to hunt for MYSTIC PIZZA in netflix

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  10. You kids? Y'all find the greatest places to visit!

    So glad you were able to have a 'spur of the moment' time.

    And, I know there will be lobster coming up; I saw it on FB and have been
    craving ever since. :)

    xoxo

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  11. What great shots Debbie.
    Being a New England girl I've had the pleasure of visiting Mystic CT. !
    So glad to see your still blogging and to see you and your husband smiling as always .
    After getting locked out of my blog years back I had taken to Instagram ,
    but have missed everyone here . Hope you remember me .
    Hugs,
    Willow ( and Honey Bee )

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  12. Looks like a great place to explore.

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  13. Oh my you have been out and about haven't you? Great shots and you and hubby look so adorable!

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  14. Spare of the decisions are fun and this looks like a wonderful trip. I would love to see all these old ships nad I am glad we have more modern fire trucks today!

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  15. Beautiful!!!!! Looks like a perfect way to spend the day.

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  16. Are you wearing Flip-Flops? You need a better support shoe, Missy!! I know. Your feet get hot--at least wear a slip-on Topsider, better protection and support. Hurmpf!!
    Well, you're both adorable and in love, that is obvious and having as much fun as possible in your life. So neat you can get-away whenever you want to. I love that about you!

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  17. Wonderful getaway, Debbie! Nearly envious that you are so close to these great places!
    I am in awe of the Mayflower restoration work!
    Have a fun week!

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  18. How nice! I love the boats! Glad you had a great time!

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  19. Sounds like a fascinating place to visit.

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  20. It is a wonderful place! Thanks for sharing them:)

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  21. My kind of place for a visit too!
    Once again your photographs are a joy to see.
    I love lighthouses and your selfies are brilliant!

    All the best Jan

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  22. Oh yeah this would be my kind of place to visit. Loved that ship (I almost typed something else)...Enjoyed seeing your smiling faces because you both know how to have such a good time.

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  23. I really loved the photos on this one. I love history so I would truly want to visit this one. Thanks for sharing it since I probably won't get there.
    The photos of the ships and light house are spectacular and of course you and your hubs were the best ever. I love you happy in love faces.
    Blessings and hugs~

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  24. Good for you (sneaking away)!!
    And Mystic Seaport is such a beautiful place to sneak away to.
    xo.

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