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Aug 24, 2013 - Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is a living replica of a waterfront whaling community. There are 60 buildings that housed life examples of the 1830's. The Charles Morgan was the last surviving whaling ship. We were able to enjoy walking thru it and see how it would work.

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Oct 1, 2011 - Mystic Seaport

Greg has become most skilled as an RV driver. He maneuvers our big rig with care and caution. His proficiency in tight turns, crossing narrow bridges, heading down twisty drives and backing up into teeny parking spaces continues to amaze me with proficient problem solving at the spur of the moment. We are in good hands when we are mobile, very similar to his driving the car. He’s always on the watch for careless drivers; we really see so many foolish moves in our “high chairs”. We needed to make a detour in route from Cape Ann; we were too...

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Sep 24, 2011 - Foggy, Misty Connecticut

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...

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Jun 5, 2011 - Mystic Seaport, Conn

The trip from Vt. to East Killingly, Conn. was great. The scenery was wonderful and we even got delayed in the town of Brattleboro for the Strolling of the Heffers annual parade. For those of you that aren't farmers, heffers are cows! We also were delayed in Mass. when we traveled through one of the towns that were hit by tornadoes last week. Some of the pics are from there. We went to Mystic Seaport and had a great day. The old sailing ships that have been restored are magnificent. The last actual wooden whaling ship is being restored...

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Jul 7, 2010 - Mystic Seaport, Connecticut

Mystic was a big wooden ship building town and several yards thrived here back in the day. Pleasure boats, holiday homes and tourists are the thing now and it’s the home of Mystic Seaport, Americas largest maritime museum. Its laid out around a reconstructed 19th century coastal village with many of the old trades being recreated. Lots of interesting boats, a working traditional boatyard and even Jo enjoyed it here. We even managed to get out sailing in a trditional catboat - this would be great at home. 20 feet long with a cockpit 10 foot...

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Jul 6, 2010 - Mystic, Connecticut

We encountered the roughest roads yet this year on our trip from Pennsylvania through New York to Connecticut, enough to rattle open a couple of cupboard doors and spill the contents. No surprise that the worse were the concrete motorways that skirted around the edge of New York City, some of the potholes were huge and must be a real problem for bikers. We got close enough to the big city to see the famous skyline and will try to return for a proper look on our way back south. Spent a day exploring the area. Not too special inland but the...

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Sep 29, 2009 - Mystic, Connecticut

A lot of people told me to go to Mystic and I am really glad I listened. The Maritime Museum is great and the ship that was built in 1841 and they now are repairing so it will sail again in 2012 was very interesting to see. Also I met a man that is converting old fire trucks into mobile pizza kitchens. Guinness and I had a good time at the old stone lighthouse.

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Sep 11, 2007 - Destination - Old Mystic, Ct

Monday Monday we drove on thru NJ and NY and on to Connecticut, up I-95....got to Mystic early afternoon, and met the "wagon master" and his wife, Dan and Patty, as we were getting hooked up. Then met some of the other "early birds" for the trip. Tuesday morning we loafed around, then drove up to Foxwoods (8 miles north of the campsite....how neat is that!!!) where, of course, Mary the craps player had to have a go ..... Threw down 4 twenties, played for about half an hour, picked up my $210 and got the hell out of there!!!! Great to be a...

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New England Trlp

Aug 31, 2007 - August 2007 highlights - Cape Cod, Sacramento and Not Back to School Camp

We haven't been spinning just our RV wheels on Cape Cod during August 2007; the bikes have also come out of the trailer on several occasions. Just before Labor Day weekend, we pedaled some 35 miles from Nickerson State Park all the way to Provincetown, on the very tip (or fringe, one might say) of the cape. Provincetown is a bustling, colorful little resort town steeped in history; and you can get a glimpse of it from miles away, thanks to the 285-foot tower of Pilgrims Monument, erected in 1905. This imposing structure commemorates the...

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Nomadic Goza Family

Nov 4, 2004 - Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is a living museum which provides the experience of 19th century maritime America with tall ships, a working shipyard and exhibits. We explored the Seaport. At thePreservation shipyard the museum’s many historic vessels are maintained and restored in the working shipyard. A visitor’s gallery overlooks carpenters shops, the 85ft spar lathe and a rigging loft. There was a number of vessels. One was the Sabino a coalfired steamboat built in 1908. One of the other vessels is the Charles W Morgan tall ship which was built in 1841...

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