Mystic Seaport Visit Ended With Mystic Pizza

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 27, 2016

Mystic Seaport visit, CT

First of all, Happy Easter!

144aI hope the Easter bunny was generous.

We enjoyed bunny pancakes this morning, and Landon found a lot of eggs filled with chocolates in our yard.

L and I went on a fun road trip yesterday!

I felt like going away this spring break, so yesterday morning L and I got in the car and headed to one of our favorite places: Mystic Seaport, CT.

We visited it for the first time in May 2014, and I had been meaning to visit it again. It’s only a two-hour drive away from us.

I LOVE road trips. Can you tell that I was in a good mood?

Mystic Seaport Visit


I absolutely adore the Mystic Seaport. There is so much to learn in this re-created 19th-century seaside village.

It’s a history lesson in disguise, because you’re having such a blast. We saw many things we had totally missed the first time we visited.

Mystic Seaport visit, CT

They put us to work on the beautiful sailboats, and we learned that most lighthouse keepers were women.

018aThis is the Ropewalk — the rope-making house. It’s super long to accommodate making the ropes.

Mystic Seaport, CT

Mystic Seaport, CTMystic Seaport, CT

L got to design and glue together his own little sailboat. He was thrilled to use a glue gun for the first time.


This was a presentation of a rescue — that’s a man zip-lining to safety.


I would have liked to stay many more hours, but L had his heart set on also visiting the Mystic Aquarium again. He was looking forward to the Titanic exhibit and he wanted to drive the little boats outside.


After paying the $70+ of admission, we were bummed to find out that they don’t have the Titanic exhibit anymore, and the little boats were still covered for winter.

We made the best of it and made friends with a cheeky beluga whale instead. We touched stingrays, saw a funny turtle, and many other interesting sea animals.

167a170aAfter the aquarium closed, we headed across the street to visit some of the shops in the Olde Mistick Village.

056aIn the Scandinavian store, I found a magnet for Don that says: “Happiness in being married to a German woman,” and plenty of salty black licorice for myself.


We finished up with what else: Mystic pizza!

Mystic Pizza

L fell asleep the second we got back on the road and woke up when we pulled into our driveway.

Perfect end of a perfect day.

I hope you are enjoying your Easter break as much as we are!

What is your favorite place to visit with your kids?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly April 2, 2016 at 10:11 AM

What an amazing place, that’s a place I would love to visit one day. It looks like you and your son had a special day together. Too bad the Titanic exhibit was no longer there, I bet he was quite disappointed. Thank you for sharing. Kelly


Christine March 29, 2016 at 11:46 AM

adorbs, that looks like a fun town to visit!!! A bit too far from the West Coast !!!! Greetings from WA State Dagmar!


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