An Afternoon in Mystic

Mohegan Sun was a ton of fun, but by yesterday morning, we were all ready for some sunshine and fresh air.

Casinos are fun, but the lack of windows and overabundance of smoke get old really quickly so we left in search of somewhere we could walk around and do a little sightseeing.

Mystic is only about 25 minutes away from Mohegan Sun, so we headed there for the afternoon.


Mystic is a major area seaport, and the Mystic Seaport museum is the nation’s largest maritime museum, supposedly. We didn’t go into the museum, but I think I went there when I was little.


How many bloggers does it take to navigate a small seaside town? Three, apparently.


This poor tree. It’s really bottom heavy. Sweet little tree, the sun is up there.





Also gorgeous.


From Lis Bake Shop. Agreed.


Anne had her own boat, just waiting for her.


Warning: big words ahead.


Mystic Pizza, the inspiration for the movie that I have not seen.


We finally stopped for lunch at Oyster Club, a farm (and sea)-to-table restaurant.

The server mentioned that they were recently reviewed in the New York Times, and we were happy that we were able to get in.


The menu is limited, but everything looked amazing.

I saw the lobster roll on the menu and couldn’t not get it.




I was pretty excited. They used apple butter instead of regular butter on the lobster roll, which was definitely tasty, but I prefer a traditional lobster roll with just straight-up butter.


But the salted butter we had with the bread in the bread basket was pretty amazing.



After lunch, we walked back to Tina’s car to end our fun weekend.

It was an amazing weekend away, but, as always, I was psyched to be back in NYC last night.

5 comments on “An Afternoon in Mystic

  1. Shannon

    I recently started following your blog and I think you’re great. I live in CT and we visit Mystic a couple of times a year, it’s a nice little town. The picture of you and your friends using the cartoon map made me laugh because it’s the only type of map we use to find our way around when we are on vacation. On the nerdier side, yes it is “see-ment” on the bridge, it’s a cantilevered drawbridge that uses cement slabs as weights.


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