This morning we met in the hotel lobby to have breakfast and head to our next town.
Steve goes to the parking lot to get the car and returns…..”we have a flat tire.”
Becky proceeds to get on the phone with car rental agency and I am sitting beside her listening. Her voice changes a little with each response I hear.
“You want us to do what? That will absolutely NOT happen.”
“I don’t know if we have a spare. Isn’t that your job?”
We do not have a spare.
“I have absolutely no idea if we have an inflation kit.”
“No I will not send them back outside to look, it’s raining.”
2 1/2 hours later we have a new car and the previous one has been towed away.
We drive one hour to Mystic Connecticut and our first stop is Mystic Pizza. Its the inspired pizza joint showcased in the 1988 movie starring Julia Roberts.
The pizza was outstanding and it was fun to say we’ve now been there.
The weather was a little drizzly and cool but our plans were to visit the Mystic Seaport.
It did not disappoint.
It is the largest working wooden boat shipyard in the US and possibly the world. You can read more here: https://www.mysticseaport.org
It was fascinating.
We watched men restore wooden ships using some of the same techniques and tools used in 1800’s.
This boat is being restored from New York and it was used to rescue 300+ Jews from Denmark during WWII.
This was a church they had moved here from the 1800’s
This was a fire boat from New York.
We were able to go on the Thomas Morgan whaling ship. Obviously the crew were short people.
I however, did not have to duck at all.
Our day in Mystic ended with a snack of cookies and hot chocolate. Yes, Florida friends….hot chocolate.
We drove almost two hours to Westborough Massachusetts and met Kyle and Moshe for dinner. They live 30 away. It was fantastic to spend some time with them.
Tomorrow we head to Vermont!