Foggy, Misty Connecticut
Sep 24, 2011
|We left Kitty Hawk and spent a night at "Lums Pond State Park" in Bear, DE. This was a beautiful stop about 50 miles north of Baltimore just off I-95. The campground was quiet and clean. There are limited electrical hookups, but it was a great overnight stop.
We debated about our route through or around New York City. We finally decided to chance following I-95 across the Geo. Washington Bridge. Traffic was snarled up, but we slowly moved forward. At the end, the toll sign said cars were $12 and up. Our bill was $52.00!!!
I can't believe it cost so much. Next time we will go around the city.
We finally arrived at the "Aces High RV Park." This is a very nice park. It is totally immaculate, lots of space between sites and nice amenities. It is close to the Mystic Seaport. We went into the town of Niantic and had dinner at an English Pub.
Bob's brother, David, just started a job in the area. He is running a company that makes dials and instruments for speed boats, military use, Hummers,etc. It is housed in a 200 year old woolen mill. He took us for a tour of the factory and then we went to the Mohegan Sun Casino for dinner. The casino is huge. It is in competition with Foxwood Casino (also local) to be named the largest casino in the world. We didn't gamble, but it was interesting to see the place.
We spent a few hours in the Mystic Seaport. We toured the boatyard where they are doing a three year restoration of an old whaling ship "Charles Morgan."
They are the only boatyard that specializes in the restoration of the big sailing ships.
The "Amistad" was built in 2000 and has been used to recreate and research the old slave routes.
Mystic Village has 17 acres of New England history. It is a pretty amazing place.
We spent Saturday touring the countryside and tasting the wine of Connecticut. The countryside is beautiful