From Taunton, MA to Old Mystic, CT., Nautilus, Mystic Seaport
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After a long visit to my old home base where I grew up and lived for many years, it was time to move on. At my high school reunion, I met the lady I took to my senior prom 50 years ago. She invited me to stop on my way south and visit for a couple of days. I stayed at the Old Mystic campground while there which was a short distance to her home. The ride down to Old Mystic was easy except for the traffic in Providence RI.
My visit was great and we had an opportunity to catch up on the elapsed 50 years since we had last been together. She acted as my tour guide and we saw many interesting sites in this area of Connecticut. Walked the beautiful beach and saw some very impressive beach front homes. We went to the Nautilus submarine museum in New London and toured the sub which is perfectly preserved.
The next day, I spent many hours visiting Mystic Seaport. This is a maritime museum situated on the banks of the Mystic River, Connecticut. It is notable both for its collection of sailing ships and for the re-creation of an entire 19th century seaport, consisting of over 60 origional buildings, most of them rare commercial structures, moved to the 37 acre site and well restored. Much to see there with the highlight one of the last origional whailing ships still afloat. The Charles Morgan is open for tours and being on it really gave me an appreciation as to how tough life on them must have been. Away from home for 2-3 years living in crowded conditions on a small smelly ship.
My visit with my old friend and touring this area was great and I hope to return some day to repeat it.
Summary: Elk Rv parking: 46; Escapee RV Parks: 25; Public Rv parks: 36; National Parks: 53; Ships: 12; Forts: 22.
Expenses: 40 months on the road with an average of $1960 per month.