Mystic Pizza on Mystic's main street
I don't know if this place appeared before or after the movie but I wasn't the only one taking a photo.
After spending 3 hours at the seaport outdoor museum, we drove through Mystic proper and then over to New London waterfront. We probably should have gone into New London itself as the waterfront was, well, too much waterfront, trains, tracks, cranes and infrastructure. As we left we saw some beautiful homes and architecture in New London--from a distance, but were running out of time and energy.
I did get some late-afternoon shots of some picturesque pond-front homes on our way back to our hotel.
Obviously these are high-end homes, but I noticed that even the smaller homes on smaller lots had a lot of charm and character. It is a beautiful area that I'd like to visit again for a longer time.
Behind a restaurant on Mystic River, just outside the museum
This was about 2:00 p.m. and already the wind-chill was in the air. By sunset at 4:30 we were looking for a warm place and a hot drink. It was exactly what I have always enjoyed about the autumn season: beautiful colored leaves, warm days with a little nip of cold on the cheeks toward evening.
Of course we had seafood for the evening meal both nights. The first night our meal was accompanied by a "Flight of wines," 5 different 3 oz. pours of wine which we shared and rated. Great idea, a good-sized taste of 5 wines for $10. For a quick 3-day trip we felt we sampled the flavor of the place--both in the food and in the culture.