Hi everyone! Kit here, and I’m going to tell you all about the trip I went on with Flo and Mr. Flo. I was so excited to get to go, I’ve never been anywhere but here and Cincinatti. We left on Tuesday night after Mr. Flo got home from work, only driving part of the way. Here I am, wrestling my suitcase into the room:
If you said Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, you were right! Mystic Seaport is a very interesting place and is an example of a small sea-faring village from the 19th century. There are lots of buildings that house different shops and homes and several different ships. Flo thought it would be a fun place for me to see, she and Mr. Flo were there many years ago. After she saw a post about Mystic by Gwen over at A Peek into the Pantry, she was dying to go back.
Isn’t it pretty? I can only imagine what it might have been like to live in a place like this back then. As it says in the song from the TV show Gilligan’s Island–“no phone, no lights, no motorcar!”
There is even a lighthouse there! It’s a replica of the Brandt Point Lighthouse on Nantucket Island. If you go inside, there are two movies about lighthouses that you can watch. It was very interesting. And very small inside.
There are a number of boats and boat parts on the grounds, all with different purposes and in different styles. You can even get a ride on a couple of them and get a waterfront view. We thought about doing it, but it was a bit chilly outside, plus as you can see from the photos, there was a strong possibility of rain. We decided not to take our chances.
The pride of Mystic Seaport is the Charles W. Morgan, a former whaling ship. All of the boats at Mystic Seaport are still sea worthy and once in a while even the Morgan is taken out for a spin. Because these boats are all very old, they are in constant need of maintenance and repair. Wouldn’t you know, they had the Morgan completely out of the water for some work they were doing on it. Flo said that this wasn’t something you would see very often, so we were lucky to be there when we were, even if we couldn’t go on it.
While we were there, they had to move it. YUP! They did too! I didn’t know how they could move something that large, but there was a base it sat on that had wheels and they used a piece of large equipment to pull it. It made Flo a little bit nervous, as she said “what would you do if something went wrong with such a huge piece of history?”
After we were done at the seaport, we went and checked into our new hotel, then out to dinner. We talked about what we wanted to do the next day too. After all that riding in a car and then looking around the seaport in the fresh air, I was tired! Thank heavens for a comfy bed.
I also picked up a few souvenirs at the seaport too. First I found this cool totebag:
And then I found two posters for in my bedroom. I can’t wait to get them hung up!
That’s it for this part of our trip. Stop back later this week, I will show you some of what we did on the rest of the trip!