Sunday, October 23, 2011

Continuing on with our Spring trip - Connecticut to Massachusetts

This is a continuing recap of the trip we took in the spring. This part was at the end of May.

After leaving New York we headed north to Connecticut. There we had lunch at Uncle Wille's BBQ - another DDD - yum! And made it to Mystic as the fog was coming in for the evening.

I love the reflection in the water.

Check it out - remember the movie?

The next morning we had breakfast at a place called Kitchen Little.
This is the view we had sitting outside for breakfast.


Moving on to Massachusettes we found a motel in a central location and settled in for a few days. First stop - Plymouth Rock

OK, so it's not much.
They lovingly call it the 'rock in the cage', but hey it's history.

Plymouth Bay

Next stop - Boston. We were told to take the Bean Town Trolley, but first we parked by Boston Commons. It's a large park in the main part of town.

Civil War Monument

It was Memorial weekend and this was in the park area.

Park with the city in the back.

USS Constitution "Old Ironsides"
The oldest floating commissioned naval vessel; launched in 1797.

Next to Old Ironsides was this ship.

Touring this ship was special to me because Cassin Young was the Captian of my dad's ship, the USS Vestal, a repair ship that was moored to the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Cassin Young received the metal of honor for his actions and for saving the Vestal. He saved many lives and the next year he died in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

 Another stop was the Paul Revere Mall.
Here was a memorial garden with dog tags representing those lost in Afghanistan and Iraq.

We passed the Massachusetts State House on our way to lunch.
Guess where? 

That's all for now. I'm having a hard time getting this post going so I need to stop for now.
More later.


  1. That is so neat you got to see Plymouth Rock! Even if it is just a rock. LOL

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