Sunday, September 16, 2018

Ledyard, CT

After our Jeeptastic weekend in Maine, it was time to start the long, slow journey south.  We had to stop and see good friends Kris and Yancey in CT on our way.  They've got a great setup to park at their house, which makes for a very easy "drive" home.  We had rain 2 out of 3 days, but we were able to take a tour of the Thames river on their son Colby's fishing boat and visit the Mohegan Sun casino, a super sized beautiful tribute to helping those poor, underprivileged Native Americans (actually just a scam by some white folks to get rich in the casino business...)  All four of us walked out with winnings from $10 to $65.  Take that, fake Indians!

Here are some pictures from our outings

Ledyard is minutes away from the Mystic River, so we had to walk around a bit and have lunch.  Here's the famous draw bridge, just down the street from Mystic Pizza!

Traditional gaff rigged boat on the Mystic River

Sure, it's all smiles before the three hour tour, a three hour to-ur!

Captain Yancey at the helm

US Coast Guard Training Station Avery Point, Groton CT

Light and dingy sailing in Groton

The Electric Boat facility.  This is one of two companies that built pretty much every nuclear submarine we've got

I-95 bridge in our wake.  It's a lot prettier from the water.

Peaceful mooring field in the protection of Pine Island

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