We made an impromptu trip to Connecticut because we lost power for a few days. Not to re-hash, but it was no fun, and I love the men and women at AC Electric. Enough said. I had been in Chicago for work, picked up the kids, and went to see my best-est friend in the whole world. You have got to love someone that opens their home to you with 5 hours notice, especially when she has lived in said home for less than one week. She has 3 girls, and it was great to have our kids together again. I brought along some craft kits (have you seen the new Todd Oldham craft kits at Target? Love.) and thought that the girls would love to make jewelry. I was mistaken, the boys loved it too. They sat on the porch and beaded for over an hour. The best $12 I have spent in a long, long time.
One afternoon, my friend had guests, and the kids and I decided to visit Mystic since it is only a few minutes away. Such a cute little town. You have seen Mystic Pizza haven’t you? We ate there for lunch. The pizza is surprisingly good. The boys loved watching the bridge go up and down.
We spent 4th of July at quite possibly the most gorgeous home I have ever been in. The kids made some new friends, and splashed around all evening.
As we were driving home, the light was perfect and golden, so I made Wes pull over so I could take some pictures of the boats. We ended up pulling into the cutest marina, and spending time on the docks looking at sailboats and enjoying the last few minutes of a very good day.
The next day, we decided that it was time to head home. We were in New London, so we could not pass up the opportunity to visit the Coast Guard Academy and show the kids where daddy went to school. It really is a beautiful campus. We walked around and Wes brought us to the grave of Hopley Yeaton. He told us that when you were nervous about an exam, you would rub the grave and it would somehow transfer the missing information onto the student. I think that we need to teach our children better study skills. We went into the chapel, and I loved the Psalm etched into the glass so much that I needed to take a picture of it. Afterwards, we were on a mission for a Connecticut lobster roll. Different than a Maine one, this one has butter and no mayo. Just my speed. We did a a little research and came to find Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock. If I were a lobster, it is where I would like to go to heaven. This was an unplanned trip, but in some ways, it was just what we needed. We got to spend time with people we love and see lots of new things. We came home to a house that had electricity, and a new appreciation for how powerful the weather can be.