My sister Susan, who lives in Ohio, travels on business. This past week she was spending time in Connecticut and asked me if I had time to join her when she got to Mystic, which is about two hours from home for me. Off I went on Thursday afternoon.
It was drizzly and cold here in Massachusetts when I traveled through the town of Southbridge on my way down to Mystic. The traffic was heavy for some reason so I got a chance to take a good look at the old Unitarian church (circa 1841) that had recently been painted in a controversial color scheme. An article in the local paper quoted one Southbridge resident as calling the paint job “cartoonish.” On that dreary afternoon, I thought the building was a breath of fresh air. What do you think?
Once I rolled into Mystic, Susan and I decided to play tourist and have dinner at Mystic Pizza. I have very little recollection of the movie Mystic Pizza (Julia Roberts and Vincent D’onofrio) though I’d seen it years ago. Even the big screen TVs hanging in the restaurant that constantly showed the movie did nothing to help jog my memory. But, I enjoyed our meal and the conversation anyhow.
|This is Susan. She was getting over a bad sinus infection but looks good in spite of that.|
The next morning Susan had to work so I was left to my own devices. I decided to take a stroll through Mystic Seaport, a living museum depicting life in a New England seaport village in the 19th century. But on the way, I passed an intriguing cemetery and took a bit of a detour. Here are some pics from my day.
|The masthead of the "Joseph Conrad"|
After a few long gab session, I parted ways with Susan and took the long way home. It was great getting to spend some time with my sister who I don’t get to see all that often.
Here's my nomination for best named restaurant in Mystic.