Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Things You See Along the Way: Into the Mystic…

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.




9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'd have eaten at mystic pizza, too. not because i remember much of the movie either, but in hopes of getting good pizza. :)

the sea pics are wonderful. so glad you got to see your sis. :)

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! That color isn't one I would choose for myself, but it certainly makes the church stand out and isn't all that bad. Glad you got to spend time with your sister!

Rose said...

I love the second and third shot from the bottom...plus love that first one. I just happen to love those colors so would be happy to see that every day.

Sandra said...

i loved the Mystic Pizza movie, but did not know it is a real town and real pizza.. I like that sail boat shot with the clouds and the masthead to and most of all the slice of heaven neon..

Nancy Claeys said...

Sensational shots -- the masthead is my favorite! :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great photos! Looks like a place I'd like to visit. That masthead is amazing.

Glad you got to spend some time with your sister. I don't remember much about the movie "Mystic Pizza" either, but I would have liked to eat there, too. :-)

Debbie said...

You know I love mystic, we were disappointed with mystic pizza!!

I LOVE abbots, lobster in the rough but they are closed this time of year!!

Beautiful images!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We nearly could have met you and Susan as we were also in CT over tha past few days staying in New London. We drove through Mystic on Friday on a day trip, but didn't stop in this time. Coincidentally, we also walked through an old cemetery...in East Lyme, CT.

Ida said...

Fantastic journey through Mystic here. Loved the Mast Head and the name of that restaurant.