Usually when we go home to Connecticut, it’s for a major holiday or a big occasion, like a family wedding. Every trip is fun, but on those occasions our schedule is often hectic and largely dictated for us. So to have a full week where we could simply enjoy some of our favorite restaurants, activities, and places in our hometown was a rare treat – and we took full advantage of it! Here are a few photos, if you’d like to see. At the bottom of the post I’m also sharing a list of our shoreline/southeastern Connecticut favorites, if you should find yourself in the area!
The view from Abbott’s.
The magnificent Ocean House. We went for lunch and it was as wonderful as you’d expect!
June loved the penguins at the Mystic Aquarium! Everything else pretty much went over her head, but the penguins were a hit :)
All dressed up for a high school friend’s wedding!
Taking an evening walk to see my house.
Favorite places to eat:
Caffe NV and NV Market
Sift Bake Shop
The Ocean House
Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream and Buttonwood Farm
S&P Oyster Company
Clyde’s Cider Mill
Favorite things to do:
Picnic at Harkness Memorial State Park and Avery Point
Hike at Haley Farm and Bluff Point
Beach day at Napatree in Watch Hill
Walk through downtown Mystic
Walk through Stonington Borough
Walk through downtown Madison
Kayak on the Mystic River
Pick berries, pumpkins, apples, or Christmas trees at Maple Lane or Holmberg’s
Connecticut peeps, did I miss any of your favorites?