Sorry for that extended break everyone! I've been busy with all sorts of odds and ends and unfortunately my blogging suffered. Another two weeks and everything should be back to normal--whatever normal is!
One of the things that occupied my time was a trip to Connecticut. We also visited Massachusetts and Rhode Island briefly, but the bulk of our trip was to Connecticut. Specifically, Mystic Seaport. We were there many, many years ago, and it was someplace I'd always wanted to go back to see again.
Mystic Seaport is a museum of sorts, set up like a village would be, where shipbuilding was the main industry. It's interesting because they have several different ships from different era's, not a specific time, so you can see how things evolved.
Keep in mind that all of the boats on display are functional and used periodically. Due to the age of some, that requires a certain amount of maintenance and even periodic restoration. The pride of Mystic Seaport is the Charles W. Morgan, a former whaling ship. It just so happened that when we were there, they had it out of the water for some maintenance work.
It amazed me just how large the ship was!
The weather unfortunately was less than cooperative, it rained quite a bit. We did get a few breaks here and there. At one point we were out on the coast of Rhode Island where I took these photos. There are only two, and I had a hard time taking those without being blown over by the wind!
We did drive around an old cemetery in Mystic, it was actually quite interesting.
From the cemetery you could see the seaport from another angle:
It's a very nice area to visit and quite a few things to do--when the weather cooperates! Even so, it was nice just to get away for a couple of days.
Hopefully it won't take me quite as long to post again!