Mac and I took our time getting up to Christa and Kyle's wedding in Western Mass. The wedding was on Saturday, but we left on Thursday to see some sights on our way. Our first stop was to see some of my colleagues and friends at Yale in New Haven, CT. We got a tour of the Haas Arts Library (no relation to Mac) and an insider's view of the Beinecke Rare Book Library and where they digitize materials. We had lunch at the food trucks in New Haven and then headed on our way. It was the perfect way to break up our drive.
Mac's extended family was vacationing in New London, CT, so we stopped to see them on Thursday for dinner and enjoyed a beautiful evening. It was great to get to meet more of Mac's family. After dinner and lots of catching up, we drove to a B&B in Mystic to spend the night. The highlight was the hot tub! We sat in there and watched shooting stars and satellites go by above our heads. It was great!
This was our view from outside the B&B. It was in the more "industrial" part of Mystic, right down by the water:
After checking out from the B&B, we drove to Stonington, CT, which is only a few miles from Mystic to have breakfast at a great little place called Noah's. It was recommended to us by my friend at Yale and it didn't disappoint. After breakfast we walked all over Stonington (it's not that big) and then drove back to Mystic to check out Mystic Pizza. Mac had to deliver on a bet that was made long ago and actually mailed a slice of Mystic Pizza to a friend in California. It was pretty hilarious. The pizza itself was HORRIBLE!
After mailing the pizza slice, we took a little bit of time to walk around downtown Mystic and see the sights. This is the view of the drawbridge: