Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mystic, Connecticut

Hello, Dear Ones!
Well, while we were on our visit in New York, Mr. Precious had to literally pry me away from our grandchildren to take a tiny road trip. He had planned for us to drive to Mystic, Connecticut.
Do y'all remember that olden movie with Julie Roberts as she was starting out? Well, that Mystic.
I found out that most of the movie was shot in the little towns surrounding Mystic and not much was filmed in Mystic it self. Oh, well.
 So off we went, as I was kicking and screaming!! :) I got over it and the drive was just so beautiful going through all of the little towns. We were getting hungry and found a great place in Litchfield, Connecticut. The wait staff were so friendly and marveled at our accents! :)
 Mr. Precious ordered some chili and I ordered...
 this fabulous salad with thinly sliced apples, walnuts and crumbly cheese. I don't remember what it was called, but it was good and then it was drizzled with a citrus dressing! Yummy! I just loved it.
 Then we arrived at our destination. Look at the welcome sign. Isn't that the cutest thing you've ever seen? Well, in the last 3 minutes anyway.
 It began to rain and it rained very hard. So, I snapped through the windshield. I want you to know that storm, flood nor sunless sky shall never keep me from snapping! :)
 I thought this snap turned out kinda pretty being foggy and all.
 We drove around in the rain and I was so disappointed the weather was so nasty.
But the next morning the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day and it had snowed!! See the little mound on the car? We loved it.
 Mystic is just so charming!
 This is the famous draw bridge and it was in the film 'Mystic Pizza'.
 Sweet little town and the snow was melting!
 Wish the shops had been open because I could have spent a little change, I'm just sure I could have.
 A beautiful old tall ship relaxing in the seaport.
We drove around and I snapped some of the darling little houses.

 Then I snapped!
I know this is a terrible snap of me but I was trying to show you my little bitty pony tail and I don't think I succeeded. Just keeping it real folks. You can't be beautiful all of the time! Now, please know I'm teasing. You do know I'm teasing, don't you? :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Life Is A Highway

Whooo umm yeah...
Life's like a road that you travel on
When there's one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
There's a world outside ev'ry darkened door
Where blues won't haunt you anymore
Where the brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore
We won't hesitate
To break down the garden gate
There's not much time left today

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long

Through all these cities and all these towns
It's in my blood and it's all around
I love you now like I loved you then
This is the road and these are the hands
From Mozambique to those Memphis nights
The Khyber Pass to Vancouver's lights

Knock me down get back up again
You're in my blood
I'm not a lonely man
There's no load I can't hold
A road so rough this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Just tell 'em we're survivors

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
Whooo
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long (all night long)

Ah gimme gimme gimme gimme yeah

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
Umm yeah
If you're going my way (you're going my way)
I wanna drive it all night long (all night long)

There was a distance between you and I (between you and I)
A misunderstanding once
But now we look it in the eye

Ooooo...Yeah!

There ain't no load that I can't hold
A road so rough this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Just tell 'em we're survivors

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long (all night long)
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long

Ah gimme gimme gimme, ah gimme gimme yeah

Life is a highway (life is a highway)
I wanna ride it all night long
Ooh yeah
If you're going my way (you're going my way)
I wanna drive it all night long (all night long)

Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme yeah

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
Yeah I wanna drive it all night long baby
If you're going my way (you're going my way)
I wanna drive it all night long
All night long
~ sung by Rascal Flatts


26 comments:

  1. That is such a charming part of the country, and I'm glad the sun finally came out!

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  2. I love the seaports along the Atlantic coast up north. They are so pretty and have so much character along with beautiful old homes and churches. It's too bad it rained so hard one day but you got some good snaps.

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  3. What a perfect sigt seeing trip! Nothing like the charm of little towns along the coast, totally capitvating! Shelia, your photographs are awesome, the one with the church taken while it was foggy is stunning. Thanks for taking us along, I'd love to stay in Mystic a few days and take in all it's beauty! I am sure Precious had to take you kicking and screaming, your grands are just adorable!
    Have a sweet day~
    Nancy
    xo

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  4. Oh I absolutely love Mystic - my sister kept her sailboat there for 12 years. She lived in West Hartford for many years. I could spend an entire summer there, loved it's laid back hippy artistic historic feel.

    Lovin your pony tail. : - ) You are such a sweetie.

    I laughed out loud you were thrilled about snow. (Rolling my Ohio eyes and saying come stay here for a while and you will be soon over that sensation!)

    Hugs and love.

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  5. What a fun getaway! When I lived in New England I loved road trips. Such sweet little towns. Love the BR DIVA snap!!! You are always cute!!
    hugs, Linda

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  6. What a fun trip - even if you were kicking and screaming. I'd love to visit Mystic. It looks like my kind of place and Hubby would love it just because of the boats.
    Candy

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  7. I thought for sure the song you'd have at the end of today's post would be Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic." :-)

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  8. It looks like such a pretty place! Shame about the weather at the start, but it make your photos very atmospheric and the snow would certainly have added to your experience and memories! The salad looks delicious!! xx

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  9. So glad you were able to visit Mystic. My husband and I visited there many years ago. It's so beautiful even if you did have to endure rain. I hope you were able to enjoy some of their famous seafood. Have a great weekend. ♥

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  10. What a fun trip with good food in such wonderful part of the USA too! We went to Mysticthere twenty years ago with my mom and dad and my young daughters, what a fun trip it was! But we also went to Mystic city with my parents and two brothers when we were Young kids ourselves...remember, I'm from NY! Thank you for sharing Shelia, it brought me so many memories!
    The food looks awesome too!
    FABBY

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  11. Were you in Little Kiki? I love Mystic, have not been in years. Also love the movie Mystic Pizza, it was on again recently and I just had to record it and watch it for the 15th time. Foxwoods is near Mystic, too, if you enjoy that sort of thing. I do. :-). xo

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  12. I do remember this movie and the town was gorgeous, too. Thanks for all the lovely photos, I would have stopped, too.

    You look BE-utiful in your snap. Why don't you have all those chins I have? Boo hoo!

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. Oh Mystic has been on list to see for about 20 years! What is the rush? LOL Lovin your pony tail and you :-)

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  14. What a cute town...so charming! I love the movie too. Have a great Friday. xo

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  15. I loved that movie too! Alas, Mystic Pizza has closed. That's o.k. since it wasn't very good as far as pizza goes. I think I would have been in the area at the same time. Had a little rain and fog but that's what makes New England so charming and eerie!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  16. I recently came across a photograph I had taken at Mystic Seaport of one of those old ships -- I think this one was the "Joseph Contrad." It reminded me of a lovely day there about 25 or 30 years ago. It was such a lovely town and I think your photos are great. I do like your foggy one of the town and church -- looks like you were on a hill! Nice!So glad you got to visit this cute spot!

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  17. Hi Shelia, What a wonderful trip to Mystic. It looks like so much fun to visit. Love the snaps you share even the foggy rain snaps. The neighborhoods homes are so darling. Each one special and so charming.
    Your lunch looks so yummy good. I make that same salad and sometime trade out the apples for pears, walnuts and provolone cheese.
    Love the pretty snap of you. I bet your pony is cute!!
    Thanks for sharing the sweet town. I would love to visit here sometime.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs and Blessings!!

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  18. I loved Mystic- we were there in the mid 90's. It was summer though and no snow! Too bad you ran into rain that first day. We shopped at Olde Mistick Village which was quaint and adorable. That salad is very similar to one they serve around here but they also add in dried cherries and grilled chicken with a cherry vinaigrette salad dresing!

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  19. I grew up here, Shelia and most of my family still lives here. This was my home for 37 years. Once a year, I fly back across the country to visit. Of course, when I grew up here, there was a lot less traffic. But, I still miss it all the same. All your pictures are so familiar to me, it's like taking a trip back there again. Thanks for sharing! I loved seeing my hometown area again.

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  20. I remember visiting this place a couple of years back Sheila and I'm so glad you took so many beautiful pics for me to reminisce it by!

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  21. Shelia,
    Mystic looks like such a wonderful town. I love all the pictures with the rainy streets and the charming houses - that red house is so cute. The chili looks delicious, and it's one of my favorites. You know, I've never seen Mystic Pizza, but now I'm curious and want to see the movie. I have always liked Julia Roberts as an actress.

    Thank you so much for your comment on my "Jesse" post. It means so much to me and Nel and I appreciate it. Have a wonderful weekend.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  22. I love little towns like that. When my mom, niece and I went to Nova Scotia we stopped at a little town along the coast in Conn. I can't remember which one but we had a great time there exploring.

    The buildings are so lovely.

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  23. My gosh..what a great sight seeing trip that was! I loved the pictures of the buildings. I love driving in the rain..or I used to. It seems to make me nervous now that I am older. Fantastic photo's ..thanks so muchfor sharing them with us. The food looks great!! HOW I love chili!! ..salad wasn't so bad either! :)
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  24. We went to Mystic in the fall of 2012 and I loved it. So cute. We did eat at Mystic Pizza where the film was shot.

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  25. Shelia,
    Loved your snapshots of your Mystic Road Trip, dear friend!!!
    I've been growing out my hair, alos. . .but thinking it's time for a cut!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)