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KathyC
12-08-2008, 05:52 AM
My Fiance booked us a room the Sunday and Monday night before Christmas at Foxwoods. We are planning to spend that Monday in Mystic, I could just imagine how pretty it will be.

Is anyone here familiar?

Gorque
12-08-2008, 06:07 AM
It's on the other end of the state for me.

mtruman
12-08-2008, 10:09 AM
We lived close to Mystic (on both sides) for quite a few years. It's a wonderful spot any time of the year but particularly at the holidays. I'm sure that you will have a great weekend (as long as Foxwoods doesn't get all your money first :rolleyes:). Just wandering around downtown Mystic or in Mystic Villiage is nice. You might want to spend a few hours at Mysitc Seaport as well. They always have things decorated for Christmas and it's really beautiful.

Patrad Fischroy
12-08-2008, 10:14 AM
I recall my sister and her husband going there a few years ago around Christmas. The town was pretty well decorated, the ships as well. I haven't been back that way in many years.

Great Guinness Ghost
12-08-2008, 07:23 PM
My Fiance booked us a room the Sunday and Monday night before Christmas at Foxwoods. We are planning to spend that Monday in Mystic, I could just imagine how pretty it will be.

Is anyone here familiar?

Hello KathyC ! Yes Mystic is very nice this time of year with all the shops around. However, the place to see is The Mystic Seaport. If you can swing it, they have a guided lantern tour Thurs.- Sunday. The people dress up in clothes of that era and take you from shop to shop telling you stories. This years theme, appropriately , is Dickens' Christmas Carol. All the info you need at mysticseaport.org. Good Luck! Have a great time, and Merry Christmas!

MeridenFF
12-08-2008, 08:52 PM
Hello KathyC ! Yes Mystic is very nice this time of year with all the shops around. However, the place to see is The Mystic Seaport. If you can swing it, they have a guided lantern tour Thurs.- Sunday. The people dress up in clothes of that era and take you from shop to shop telling you stories. This years theme, appropriately , is Dickens' Christmas Carol. All the info you need at mysticseaport.org. Good Luck! Have a great time, and Merry Christmas!


GGG when we going. I just checked it out. Sounds like a good time and I bet there is a place to get a little warm me up afterwords.

KathyC
12-09-2008, 04:43 AM
Thanks for the input, it's much appreciated.

I'm really looking forward to it and the Lobster dinner he'll be buying me...:p

Brad
12-09-2008, 05:38 AM
Thanks for the input, it's much appreciated.

I'm really looking forward to it and the Lobster dinner he'll be buying me...:p
CT lobster? What an odd concept. I prefer Maine lobster - the real thing.

Gorque
12-09-2008, 05:59 AM
Lobster = overgrown sea bugs, but still very tasty. :D

Rich
12-09-2008, 09:05 AM
Lobster = overgrown sea bugs, but still very tasty. :D

Lobster....it's too much work for the money.

Steve M
12-09-2008, 09:07 AM
Lobster....it's too much work for the money.

It is way to tasty to pass up even with the work.:)

Great Guinness Ghost
12-09-2008, 07:35 PM
GGG when we going. I just checked it out. Sounds like a good time and I bet there is a place to get a little warm me up afterwords.

YEP!!! The Voodoo Lounge is right around the corner. They do Cajun right! However, when do we have time? How 'bout the 20th, OOOPS! Thats right we're busy that night.

Brad
12-09-2008, 07:56 PM
Lobster....it's too much work for the money.
Get soft shell lobsters - not much work - can eat them as fast or even faster then a full meat and potatoes dinner. Not big deal.

Charlie
12-09-2008, 08:12 PM
Get soft shell lobsters - not much work - can eat them as fast or even faster then a full meat and potatoes dinner. Not big deal.

now he sounds like he knows from experience :D

Brad
12-09-2008, 10:18 PM
now he sounds like he knows from experience :D
Well, we do seem to have lobster most Saturday evenings for dinner in the summer. There is always someone stopping in who wants one. So, I join in to show them how it is done.

UncleFester
12-10-2008, 07:26 AM
If you can make it over to the Mohegan Sun casino too just to take a walk around that's a beautiful place too...I tell everyone they have to see that place at least once even if you don't gamble. It's not to far from where you'll be either, like 20 min drive.

MelNino
12-11-2008, 09:24 AM
CT gal here :) I'm about an hour from Mystic....lovely place.

I love the Village there....so cute, good shops. The Seaport is great as well, esp when they have live music (I am a chanty-fan)

The casinos are pretty cool, but I've gotten so used to them they aren't a big deal...though the Pequote museum at Foxwoods is realy neat (it's really an all day thing) and I do love the martini bar at Mohegan.

I love that part of CT....esp since it's so close to Watch Hill,. RI :)

Man....I think I have to have a road trip pretty soon.....

KathyC
12-11-2008, 03:37 PM
My Fiance is from E. Hartford, he moved here for me...:D

When he lived there we used to go to Mohegan more often, I like it there and also love the Martini bar.

Last August they backed out on an offer they made him for a room, so he contacted Foxwoods and they matched it. I was so lucky on a nickel slot, I won 400. That's great for me because I'm not that big of a gambler, but I couldn't lose that night.

Now he got the offer for two free nights before the 24th, so we are taking advantage of it. I've been to Mystic in the summer and it was like 125 degrees. I'm looking forward to it, it should be a ton of fun.

MelNino
12-12-2008, 11:17 AM
It might be a sign of the times now, but they have penny and half-penny slots!!!

Hope you guys have a great trip :)

KathyC
12-20-2008, 07:12 AM
We're off to Ct. this morning. My shopping is done, my big cooking is done, my baking is done, my wrapping is done, now I'm ready for a little vacation time...

The roads are pretty nasty down here after yesterdays snow and supposed to be another storm on Sunday, hopefully we through this weekend safely.

If I don't find the time to post when I get back home, my best wishes to all of you for a Very Merry Christmas.

ColdWeatherClimber
12-20-2008, 08:14 AM
You can have the cajun cooking and lobster..... Working in the Gulf of Mexico, I have had more than all that stuff for the rest of my life :)

The Martini bar place sounds cool though....... :D

Gorque
12-20-2008, 08:22 AM
Merry Christmas Kathy. Drive safe and I wish you a good time. :)