Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mystic Seaport

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.
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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.
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What a beautiful day!
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The boys loved the ships and they got to go on board and touch everything.
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Nathan down in the hull.
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Some of the buildings in the village.
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We took the boat shuttle from one end of the village to the other.
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Emily loved the boat ride. She and Timothy and Stephen loved counting all the jellyfish they saw in the water.
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A demonstration of a rescue at sea.
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One of the gardens we walked through.
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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.
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