We returned to our campground just before 4 o'clock after a great afternoon as tourists. We were again however, ready to relax for the day. We understand that this evening the temperatures are dropping into the low 50s which means no loud overhead air conditioner which also means a great night's sleep. Tomorrow we plan to check our some other nearby coastal cities and even perhaps a graveyard if I can find one.
By far the highlight of our day was not the graveyard or the visit to the two lighthouses, it was the drive through the old town of Stonington. Unlike Mystic Seaport which was entirely a recreation, Stonington was a genuine old town complete with beautiful homes, a quaint shopping area, and very narrow streets. This old part of Stonington sits on a narrow peninsula that sticks itself out into the Atlantic Ocean or perhaps more accurately referred to as the Long Island Sound. The original settlement in the area began back in 1649. Today there are many homes that were built in the 1800s and a few that were built even earlier. If we had millions we would love to spend a summer in this fine old Connecticut seaport town.
We returned "home" by mid-afternoon ready to relax and prepare ourselves for tomorrows adventure. We are headed for the Cape Cod and Plymouth area. Once there I will try hard to forget that five of my great grandparents arrived at the Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower in 1620. I am almost sure that their original gravestones have not survived. We shall see.