This is a photo from 3 months ago, late June, when Ian and I and the other grandparents visited our son David and family in Glastonbury Connecticut. The picture was actually taken in Mystic Connecticut after a festive lunch. Coincidentally we are about to gather again, minus one – Ian will have to participate via Skype or some such device.
I am here visiting before attending my 62nd high school reunion up in the Boston area and the other grandparents are winging their way to Hartford on the Aer Lingus inaugural direct flight from Dublin.
So here I am enjoying a quick few days doing my usual round of our favorite places and some new ones as well. The weather has been on the cool side and the famous Fall foliage is just beginning. We had a nice trip down to Mystic and this time we had lunch in a new (to me) restaurant called Red 39 – the number is that of a navigation buoy. Nice setting right on the river and delicious fish of course.
After a quick stop in the yarn store, lunch, a purchase in Mystic Knotworks, we went to Old Mystic Seaport which was the real objective of the trip that day. Fascinating. I just love it. We just ambled around absorbing the atmosphere of that recreated village of yesteryear. My favorites I think were the big scaled model of the former village and the timeline in the whaling museum building. (Pictures to show when I get back to Seattle and can sync my camera with my computer – current technology! – the equivalent I suppose of waiting to get a film developed.)
The Museum Store has a large bookshop section – was I in Heaven? One of my purchases was of course a history cum genealogy book very pertinent to my ongoing reading and research.
…….to be continued