Yes, even in the midst of a major move, we took the day off and met Dan's brother, Ray and his family at Mystic Seaport. What a wonderful place! I have never been there and we enjoyed it immensely.
It's basically a replica of a 1800s Whaling Village. They have people dressed in period costume and doing a lot of the jobs that people in that time would do - blacksmith, cooper, ship building, etc. It was so interesting.
It was also HOT! The sun was blazing and it was about 95 degrees but it was definitely a beautiful day to be out on the water. I took tons of pictures and it was hard to figure out which ones to show you.
Ray, Vicky, and their children, Marybeth and Timothy.
Marybeth and Emily hit it off because other than my new niece, Mckenzie, they are the only girl cousins on Dan's side of the family.
What a beautiful day!
The boys loved the ships and they got to go on board and touch everything.
Nathan down in the hull.
Some of the buildings in the village.
We took the boat shuttle from one end of the village to the other.
Emily loved the boat ride. She and Timothy and Stephen loved counting all the jellyfish they saw in the water.
A demonstration of a rescue at sea.
One of the gardens we walked through.
It was such a fun day. We only get to see Ray & Vicky about once a year for a short time but we always have a good time with them.
I think this was a sign of how busy the day was.