last sunday we spent the evening at the mystic seaport. they opened their doors to the community. there was live music and we could explore the grounds to our hearts' content.
we finally got to see some tall ships, one of which they are restoring (and you can watch the restoration work) to be as close to the original as possible.
there is a cute little village (cowtown style) representative of the villages that were all along the coast in ports during the 18th century. the whole seaport is of course on the water so we sat and watched the boats drive by and the swans swim around. it was lovely.
after leaving the seaport we wanted to do something else patriotic so we found a great little sushi restaurant and ate raw fish til we just about exploded. great sushi specials on sunday nights!