Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Heading to Mystic

We joined Jake & Mom at the park and took turns pushing Jake on the swing. Higher. Higher. Faster. More swing!

I went to check out the Christmas shop called Thru the Years, while the rest of the family went back to the rooms to pack up and check out.

They had some really cute things, reasonably priced, many of them hand made. Much better than your usual tourist junk fare. I picked up a cute little felt stuffed pumpkin, a stuffed bird, a pillow with a bird on it holding a star from his beak, and a couple of cute journals with bird images on the covers.

We packed up the car and headed out. An hour to Boston to drop Mom at the airport. Then more than 2 hours to our next stop: Mystic, Connecticut. We listened to Yann Martel's Life of Pi on CD. It's as entertaining as it is fantastical. Can't wait to hear what happens next with Richard Parker.

We arrived around 5:00 pm in Mystic. We moved our tons of baggage into our new hotel room. Then Dad and I headed over to a parking lot "estate sale" we'd passed on the way to the hotel. I got a tin box of buttons, a rhinestone tiara, some star jewelry findings, 2 vintage broaches, and 8 Power Rangers for a mere $20.

Back to the hotel to pick up Scott & Jake, then to downtown Mystic for a little slice of heaven at Mystic Pizza. Yep, the same place that was the setting for the Mystic Pizza movie that starred Julia Roberts in 1988. We got our pizza "to go" and headed back to the hotel. We were all worn out from the long day and decided to stay in for the evening. The little bit of town exploration we did while waiting for our pizza has us curious enough to want to go back tomorrow morning and explore more thoroughly. I got really excited about a place called "Everything but the Stamp" which appeared to be a rubber stamp store at first glance, but turned out to be a stationery store. I may still have to check it out - they might have some cool greeting cards.

A quick internet search reveals that there IS actually a rubber stamp store right here in Mystic, called Mystic Stamp and Stitch. I will be definitely trying to squeeze that in tomorrow.


Blogger Nancy Maxwell James said...

Oh I am jealous! I have always wanted to go there. Say hello to the lighthouse for me and have a wonderful time!

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