Road Trip-Connecticut, Take Two: Memorial Day Weekend-Saturday

My weekend in CT for the Springsteen concert reminded me how much I love that state. I spent many of my childhood summers on vacation visiting family in Kensington, and two of my most memorable field trips in school were spent in CT-one at Mystic Seaport and the other in Hartford.

So, I decided to go back to CT for Memorial Day weekend for some sightseeing, some culture and, of course, some shopping!!!
 
I started my day on Saturday by visiting the homes of two literary icons: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain. I never knew that they were neighbors!!!
 
This house behind this sign is the Mark Twain House. The Stowe house is across from it.

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The back of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s house faces the Mark Twain House.

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The Mark Twain House.

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This figure of Mark Twain is made out of Legos!!!

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After a day of literary history, I was ready to do some shopping. The Past Antiques Market in Oakdale, CT was just the place to do it!!!

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Even though I was a tomboy, I had one of these when I was a little girl!!! Who did not love Barbie (although I must admit Skipper was my favorite!!!). Remember all the cool outfits you could fit in this case???

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This vintage television with its black metal legs would make a great side table for a sofa or a bed!!!

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Got gumballs???

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Remember using one of these??? Cell phones may be more convenient, but phone booths are just TOO COOL!!!

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This looks like it belongs on the set of “Mad Men”. You can almost picture Betty Draper’s maid using this around the house!!!

 

Classic Peanuts game.

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My finds from The Past Antiques: An old baking tin for $10.00 and a CT license plate for $4.00.

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The nice man behind the register at the antiques store gave me a great recommendation for dinner.

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My choice from the fabulous menu at the fish market? The hot lobster roll on ciabatta bread. Delectable!!!

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After dinner, I took a ride along the water. I love to listen to the sound of the waves hitting the boats. And the sky was so pretty!!!

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The evening air was so refreshing, I decided to drive to Groton to take some more pictures of the water.

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