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