Tuesday, June 19,
We made the decision today to cancel our reservations for a 4-day stay at Liberty Harbor to tour NYC. At the time we made the plans we didn’t know we would have a new little puppy that could not be left alone for more than a few hours. We were able to secure reservations for the weekend at a more puppy-friendly camping resort – but first, Mystic, Connecticut for the next two days!
We left our ocean-front campsite in Salem at 9:00, and headed for Mystic, Connecticut, arriving at Seaport RV Resort shortly after noon. Mystic was settled in 1654 and is famous as a safe harbor for tall ships to weather a storm and as a shipbuilding seaport village.
Our afternoon tour was the Mystic Seaport Village, a collection of port-side structures that illustrate Maritime history. We explored one of the last whaling ships to cease operations after 80 years of whaling, and saw the Mayflower II as she was undergoing a major re-haul. The village displayed old-time necessary businesses of all kinds to a flourishing seaport. It was a dog-friendly stroll, with most of the stores having water bowls at the entrance.
We cooked a pork-loin dinner at the campsite – the first home-cook in several days. It cooled off dramatically in the evening, and we walked the Historic Downtown Mystic streets – a wonderful little assortment of shops, restaurants, B&Bs, and outfitters. Tomorrow we will have the whole day to explore the rest of Mystic.
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown