06.23.16 Olde Mystic Village, Seaport and Sea View Snack Bar in Mystic, Connecticut

i_love_new_england__32594.1378922315.1280.1280_1Thursday, June 23, 2016 – We left Connecticut this morning on our way to New Hampshire and Maine which means I’m catching up now on what we did this week while in Connecticut.

After touring the USS Nautilus on Monday we went to the Olde Mystic Village.  At the Village you can stroll the beautiful lanes and enjoy shopping in distinctive buildings designed to represent a New England Village of about 1720.  There were picturesque settings of flowers, trees & duck ponds that surround you as you relax and unwind. There are many benches and rest areas to catch your breath, unwind, enjoy the beautiful surroundings and let your mind slip pleasantly back to another era. Roy patiently strolled with me as I shopped and enjoyed all this Village had to offer! Their address is 27 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, Connecticut.

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Munson’s was a cool shop that made delicious looking chocolates.  We can’t ship chocolates right now (heat… melting)  so we bought some lobster shaped gummis for our granddaughter Kallie!

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Slices of pizza made from chocolate!!20160620_154057 From here we drove through Olde Mystick seeing the seaport where we stopped at the Sea View Snack Bar.  This was no snack we had there, it was a full blown meal! We’ve heard about Lobster Rolls from some of our friends and found this to be one of the top places in the area for delicious lobster rolls.

Where we eat chicken salad in Louisiana, they eat this similar food with lobster instead of chicken.  And it is served on a nicely toasted bun that looks like a hot dog bun but tastes way better!  They served it with french fries and a soft drink for $20 each.  A bit pricey for a snack shack but like I said it was a full blown meal and was quite delicious.

LOBSTER ROLLS AT SEA VIEW SNACK BAR

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Not only was the lobster roll delicious but we had the company of a very friendly seagull as we ate our lobster rolls by the sea!

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I love cemeteries, Roy does not, so I capture shots when I can.  This one was very cool!

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02-newport-jury-2006-award-gdapThis wrapped up a beautiful day of exploring in Connecticut.  On Wednesday we went into Rhode Island to the incredible Ocean town of Newport.  So many amazing photo opportunities that it will take me over night tonight to go through them all!

My new Kindle Paperwhite was waiting for me at the Post Office in Mystic this morning (Wednesday) so I’ll be back to my avid Kindle reading self!  After crunching my regular Kindle Paperwhite, I’ve been reading on my Samsung phone for the last two weeks until we could get to a place where I could have the new one delivered General Delivery.

We’re hoping our new extra phone batteries reach us at our next stop in New Hampshire so we’ll be set for more photos in the next few weeks in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York, Philadelphia and Massachusetts. Can you imagine how much my phone/camera batteries are put through with all the photos we take and how much we depend on the GPS when we’re on the road.

I truly love New England.  It is everything I thought it might be.  If I could move my family to Connecticut and could afford to live here I would!

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06.17.16 Orange County Choppers in Newburgh, NY

OCC-complex-wideJune 17, 2016 – A place we didn’t realize is in southern New York is Orange County Chopper.  Paul Teutel Junior and Paul Teutel Senior (known as Senior) use to have a television show Roy simply loved and watched every single episode.

Their address is: 14 Crossroads Ct, Newburgh, NY 12550.  Tours 4 times a day on weekdays and 2 times a day on weekends.  It was $5 for us to get in but I don’t know if we were considered seniors giving us a reduced price.

At some point while driving around this area earlier in the week I saw that we drove through Orange County and that made me wonder if this is where OCC was located.  We looked it up and it was!!!  It was maybe 40 minutes from here so we planned to go today and to the site of the Woodstock Festival in nearby Bethel, NY.

The tour was short but fascinating. When you walk in you are in a combination retail https://i1.wp.com/www.ride-ct.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/OCC-sign.jpgshop full of t-shirts, tank tops, ballcaps, and everything OCC!   Several of the famous OCC bikes are on display there.  Many of the bikes we watched being built on their television show.  Here’s some of those bikes and the retail shop.

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Right here I have to tell you that we saw, met and took photos with Paul Sr.  I have to say, that when the show started I wouldn’t watch it because Paul Sr. was so mean and had such a filthy mouth.  As the show progressed Paul Sr. became much nicer and stopped all the cursing so I watched it the last couple of seasons.  I was thrilled to meet him and I could almost hear Roy’s heart thumping from the other side of Paul Sr. To actually be walking through the place where their genius motorcycle creations were made was great.  Here are some photos of the shop that became so famous on the television show.

ONE OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR TOUR GROUP BROUGHT THIS DOG AND IT HAD AN ORANGE COUNTY T-SHIRT!!

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THE DESIGN DRAWING ON TOP AND THE FINISHED MOTORCYCLE BELOW

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THE SHOP WE SAW DURING OUR TOUR

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Paul Sr.’s nephew works there doing a lot of the metal work for the shop.  He stopped working and visited with us for a bit even telling us a joke!  The young girl who did the tour was very knowledgeable and it made for a great experience.

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There is a bowling alley and pool room attached to the retail shop. It’s all under the same roof.

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Just past that is the Orange County Cafe.

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Here’s some photos of us outside the place after our visit.

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Down the street is Paul Jr’s place which was closed for renovations.  We took some photos here too!

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Some videos of Orange County Choppers!

Next I’ll share our time spent visiting the Woodstock Festival site in Bethel, NY. Peace, Love and Music!!!

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