Friday, August 29, 2014

2014-08-29 A Capitol and an Anniversary

We are located in Gimny-Bs RV Park near Foster, RI.

Tuesday, August 26th. Here are a couple of ocean pictures from our trip to Block Island. They were on Marilyn’s camera. DSC02954 DSC02956


Wednesday, August 27. Denny and Susie Orr drove down from Bangor, ME to join us at Ginny Bs, and we had a wonderful social hour.


Thursday, August 28th. The four of us drove to Providence, RI to tour the Capitol. We had a nice guided tour. Here is a picture of Marilyn, Susie and Denny with the Capitol in the background. DSC02960  Next are another picture of the Capitol, the inside of the dome, and Rhode Island’s copy of the Liberty Bell. DSC02961 DSC02962 DSC02964  We also walked down to the Roger Williams Memorial Park. DSC02965


Friday, August 29. Once again, the four of us drove in to Providence. This time we took the Trolley Tour of the City. DSC02966  The following picture was taken out the trolley window of the trolley reflection in the glass wall of a building. DSC02968


After the trolley tour, the four of us walked to Federal Hill where we found Angelo’s Italian Restaurant. DSC02973   Even Guy Fierri recommends it. DSC02971  Our food was reasonable and very delicious. It turned out to be an absolutely wonderful place to share and celebrate Denny and Susie’s 50th wedding anniversary.

Congratulations Susie and Denny.

Hugs, and type at you later.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


We are still at Seaport Campground in Mystic, CT,

On Saturday, the 23rd, we went to lunch with good friends and Chapter 57 members – Fred and Grace Taylor at the Flanders Fish Market in East Lyme, CT. DSC02948

On Saturday I cooked delicious shrimp on the grill, and then on Monday night I boiled 2 more lobsters for another delicious dinner.

This morning we got up at 5am so we could get to Point Judith, RI by 7:30 to take the 8:30 ferry to Block Island, RI. We had a fun day, seeing 3 lighthouses, driving around the Island twice, eating lunch at Finn’s DSC08187 , and snacking on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

We saw the Point Judith Lighthouse. DSC08194-001

The Block Island North Light. DSC08157-001  DSC08174

And the prettiest, the Block Island Southeast Light. DSC08181 DSC08184

Type at you later.

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Trip Down Memory Lane

From Seaport Campground in Mystic CG.

Yesterday we checked off a couple of things from our Bucket List, especially Marilyn’s.

First up was a trip across the sound from New London to Long Island. Then we drove 77 miles (2 1/5 hours of bumper to bumper through Water Mill, Bridge Hampton, East Hampton, Montauk) to the Montauk Lighthouse.  Unfortunately, I hit the publish button instead of the insert picture icon. Here is a map of our trip and return. Those of you who have driven two-lane roads might remember traffic caused by lights, left turns and parallel parking. 2014-08-21 Montauk and back.bmp

If you like to take pictures of lighthouses, Montauk Point Lighthouse is one of the best. It was authorized by George Washington, built in 1796’, and is the first in New York State. DSC08133  This is a picture taken from the top of the lighthouse. DSC08139 On site, they have a statue in memory of the fishermen from the area that have been lost at sea. DSC08134

We started back with a stop in Hampton Bays where her grand parents lived, and Marilyn spent many a summer. In fact, after i married her, we spent many a weekend here visiting her aunt, The house looked like it had seen only minor changes. DSC08142  As we continued back to Orient Point for the ferry, we stopped for a picture of the Bug Light near Greenport. DSC08143


This afternoon, we toured the Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer house in Stonington, CT. The house was built in 1852. Captain Palmer sailed clipper ships, and designed many. When he was in the seal fur trade, he discovered Antarctica. DSC02944 DSC02945

Sorry about hitting the publish key more than once.

Hugs, and type at you later.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014-08-19 a Wedding and an Anniversary

We are still at Seaport RV Resort and Campground in Mystic, CT.

Last Friday, then15th, we took the Cross Sound Ferry from New London, CT to Orient Point, Long Island, NY to attend the wedding of Marilyn’s best friend from High School.

Leaving New London. 2014-08-15 DSC07973 Along the way to Orient Point we saw Fort Trumbull. Fort Trumbull, New London, CT  We also saw some lighthouses on the way to Orient Point, and our return to New London.

New London Light. New London Harbor Light wrapped for restoration  The New London Ledge Light. New London Ledge Light  The Avery Point Light. Avery Point Light House  Race Rock Light. Race Rock Light  The Little Gull Island Light. Little Gull Island Light  Plum Island Light. Plum Island Lighthouse  And finally the Orient Point Lighthouse. Orient Point Light

The wedding was held in the Rose Garden of the town of South Hampton’s Library. It was a beautiful wedding ceremony performed by the Town’s Mayor. 2014-08-15 DSC08031

On Saturday, the 16th, we drove out to Flanders, Long Island to see the Big Duck. 2014-08-16 DSC08094  Marilyn’s grandparents lived in Hampton Bays, on Long Island. When she, her brother and parents went to visit, Marilyn and her brother had a contest to see who spied the big duck first.

Later, we stopped at a couple of wineries, and also saw the Horton Point Light before getting on the ferry to return to Connecticut. 2014-08-16 DSC08117

Sunday, we vegged. Monday, we drove to Rhode Island to get a picture of the Watch Hill Light. Watch Hill Light  Then we drove back to Stonington, CT for a picture of that lighthouse. Marilyn even climbed it. Stonington Harbor Light Stonington Harbor Light

Today, the 19th of August, Marilyn and I celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary. We spent the day at the Mystic Seaport, a much better day than the last time we were at the Mystic Seaport – September 11, 2001. DSC02930 DSC02931 Marilyn took a picture of me in front of the Charles Morgan whaling ship. DSC02936  We had lunch at the Sea View Snack Bar – fish and chips, and scallops. DSC02934  After lunch, we continued our tour of the seaport, the replica lighthouse and trying to row a boat on dry land. DSC02938 DSC02942

We ended our anniversary day with Champaign, lobsters and clams from Grossman’s again, only this time, I cooked the lobsters. They were good even if i do say so. IMG_20140819_183027_022 IMG_20140819_184208_849 IMG_20140819_185223_237

Hugs, and type at you later.