I knew right away when my niece said she was coming for a visit that I wanted to take her to
One of my favorite towns.
Though we go to Mystic often or at least as much as we can,
it had been around 18 yrs ago since we went to the Seaport.
The day had started off being overcast but it seemed soon after we arrived the sun came out
which made picture taking a lot more fun.
I took a lot but don’t worry I won’t show you all of them : )
but there’s still a lot of them
I always wonder who the lucky people are who get to live across the water.
Of course when you come here and can’t help but wonder
what it would have been like to live in this village back then when it was a Whaling community.
We of course learned about what went into getting the oil from the whales.
I won’t be getting into all that….
kind of yucky business though it was necessary back then.
Just glad we don’t have to do it now.
Have you ever watched Whale Wars on Animal Planet ???
Check out their videos if you have time.
Ok back to the pretty stuff……
This was mid October and the leaves were already off so many trees. It has not been the usual
Fall colors we look forward to seeing. The hurricane/ tropical storm did a number on so many.
Coming here off peak made for a peaceful day.
Not all the buildings were here originally…..many were saved from all over New England.
I was loving this building with the overflowing window boxes.
They were getting a change out with mums and ornamental kale.
Talked to the maintenance man and I learned that they have their own greenhouses, and though
I was a little curious as to where they were, I didn’t ask.
This is the Buckingham Hall house that was moved from Old Saybrook back when the
Baldwin Bridge was built in the 50’s.
I love the kitchen.
I much prefer unfitted cabinets.
And love the huge fireplace.
Imagine making all your meals from here? Probably they had a summer kitchen so the house didn’t
get so hot during the summer months.
The Pharmacy was one of my favorite buildings full of old apothecary bottles with strange and interesting
ways to cure your ailment.
It was wonderful stepping back in time for a few hours.
Life was hard back then and it makes me thankful that we have it pretty easy now.
I wonder if in only 100 yrs from now they’ll look back at how we lived and
How did they do it???