Day 12 // Connecticut pt. 2

We got up and were ready for a fun-filled day!

Stop 1 was Gillette Castle State Park. I, for some reason, thought this was going to be a really old castle. Apparently I was forgetting that the USA is not that old actually and that old castles only exist outside of the USA. This castle was built in like the 1930s which is still cool, but not cool.

After walking in, we asked the tour guide person who actually owned the castle. She looked at us like we were crazy for not knowing and told us “Mr. Gillette.” Well yes, we kinda figured that out. So we had to ask her who exactly he was. She was not impressed with our knowledge, or lack thereof. Turns out he was an actor who played played Sherlock in a play.. I think. I guess we should embrace some wikipedia before the next tour! As Mark and I were walking up to the castle, we both asked each other if we thought this Gillette guy was the guy behind the razor. SO glad we didn’t open with that question to the tour guide!! At $6 to get inside the Castle – it was a good way to spend the afternoon! It is also a State Park so I’ll assume there are some trails and other stuff you could do here as well. We didn’t stick around to check it out tho.

Outside the Gillette Castle

Outside the Gillette Castle

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The interior of the Castle

The interior of the Castle

view out of a patio from the castle

view out of a patio from the castle

the doors were so fun at the castle!

the doors were so fun at the castle!

just us being cute and stuff!

just us being cute and stuff!

After we were castled out, we headed for some lunch! It was time for some more lobster rolls according to Mark. We headed to Abbot’s Lobster in the Rough. This little restaurant has the perfect set up. Right on the water with boats and views! When you walk up, there is a big sign that says something  like: please be patient as your food is still alive when you order it and we need time to cook it. I guess that’s cool, but kinda creepy too. Anyway, we found ourselves a nice table right by the water and waited for our # to be called. Mark ordere a whole lobster which after it was served, I realized I was not okay with. I ordered crab legs even though I am well aware that crab comes from Alaska and not the Atlantic Ocean. The lunch was good, but really all they did was boil some crab legs & a lobster. We also has lobster bisque and some deviled eggs which were average – but the view outranks it all!

Mark outside of Abbott's

Mark outside of Abbott’s

our table right by the water!

our table right by the water! 

such a peaceful lunch spot - lovin the east coast thus far

such a peaceful lunch spot – lovin the east coast thus far

before

before

after

after

We then went to Mystic Seaport and walked around the little city center for the rest of the day. Oh and we stopped at winery too! Fun Fun Fun. Now for bed! We going to hunker down and work for the next few days. Stay tuned for more adventure soon!

Mystic Seaport Area

Mystic Seaport Area

Mystic Seaport Area

Mystic Seaport Area

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

 

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3 thoughts on “Day 12 // Connecticut pt. 2

  1. Crab definitely comes from the Atlantic! The crab you got in CT could be from elsewhere (which is common), but Maryland is famous for their Blue Crab.

    If it said on the menu that it came from Alaska, and that’s what you meant, then just disregard my whole comment, lol.

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