Thursday, June 16, 2016


A couple of weekends ago, we took a weekend trip to Connecticut to visit Ty's grandparents. Since it was over 3 hours to get there, we decided to explore a little bit of the area. I hadn't been to the Mystic area since I was a young kid. On the way to Connecticut, we snap-chatted (itslaurenrebecca is my Snap Chat name if you want to find me) and sang songs and slept and had some laughs too. If you ever go to that area, you must eat at Old Saybrook's Soup and Sandwich shop. Their sandwiches are to die for and if they had one here, I'm pretty sure I would eat there weekly. We wanted to go to the beach since the kids were excited to see the ocean. When we lived in Massachusetts, it was the norm for us to go to the ocean but now that we are in NY, it's a little further away. So we picked a beach called Harvey's Beach. When we got there, we were REALLY dissappointed. The beach area was smaller than the local lake here and it was NOT worth the $20 that they wanted for the day. So we turned around and headed in search of another place. We found a beautiful beach in Waterford CT called, Eastern Point Beach. It was MUCH more of what we were looking for and surprisingly, not all that packed. We enjoyed exploring the rocks, turning Ty into a mermaid, eating cold treats and just enjoying the sun. It was the perfect temperature. Not too hot but warm enough to be at the beach. Once we left the beach, we headed to our hotel in Mystic. After showering and changing, we went across the street to eat at a restaurant called Latitude 41. We sat right on the waterside and watched a wedding while we enjoyed dinner and some drinks. The food was awesome.

We wanted to go explore more after that but in doing so, we were disappointed that Old Mystic Village closed very early! We walked around downtown Mystic instead. Scarlett and Maxwell insisted we stop for some ice cream, which we did. We watched the bridge open up and even took a photo at the notorious Mystic Pizza. Ty was not, he has no idea who Julia Roberts even is!!! But I still wanted a picture. The next morning we had planned to stop by the Mystic Village but it was pouring cats and dogs. We decided to head to his grandparents house. We enjoyed a whole afternoon there with the kid's great grandparents. She cooked us a 10 course meal with so much food that we waddled out of there. These little trips are just as fun as the big ones sometimes. All in all, it was a fun little weekend and we enjoyed our time with the kids. 

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