Mystic Aquarium

I have a second cousin I never met who lives in Rhode Island.  I met him and his wife for lunch today at S&P Oyster House in Mystic, Connecticut.  They treated me to a delicious lunch and delightful company.  The weather was beautiful, the food was great, and the company was the best.

Afterward, I visited the Mystic Aquarium.  It is a great place.  There were lots to see and it is a great place for the family.  There is amazing wildlife and lots of hands on experiences.  There are numerous tanks with a variety of fish, jelly fish, sharks, rays, sea horses, etc. etc.  There are sea lions, seals, and penguins.  Who doesn’t like penguins?  There was a marsh walk and I saw a few types of frogs that were new to me.  I highly recommend a visit if you are in the area.   Also, the town of Mystic has a lot to offer, so I could easily see spending more time there in the future.

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Penguins at the Mystic Aquarium.
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Large frog at the Mystic Aquarium.
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Large frog at the Mystic Aquarium.

Regis has been practicing with the time lapse in the camera and got this footage of the Point Judith Lighthouse tonight.  Click here.

We will not be having a Where’s Dart tomorrow as originally planned.  We were going to visit Block Island which is 13 miles off the coast.  The ferry allows dogs, so we were going to take the ferry and walk around on the island.  My new found relative suggested eating at the Oar.  But, we are not going to be able to visit as planned.  We have some nice back up plans for tomorrow, but none of them would result in a Where’s Dart photo.

There is a place down the street called Iggy’s that sells Clam Chowder and Doughboys.  Doughboys are pizza dough deep fried and covered with sugar.  Regis wants to try one but the line is always astonishingly long.  He plans to show up the minute they open tomorrow to check it out.  We have been told by a local that it is worth it to stand in that long line.

When I hooked up my computer and other electronic devices this evening, Regis said he was waiting to hear the wind turbine struggle to provide the electricity needed to power all the equipment.  It is amazing how many electronics two people can carry around with them.  You would think we were professional photographers with all the camera gear, not to mention computers, iPads, phones, servers, etc.  I don’t think there is an outlet without a cord in it.  There’s always batteries being charged.  In an upcoming stay we will be boondocking (no services).  This will be a real test for us.  We have a generator but I’m not sure it can keep up with us.

We will be heading to Maine on Tuesday and we will get out a Where’s Dart photo within a few days.  Now there’s a big hint.  At least you’ll know he is in Maine!

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