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July 14, 2006



fred1st - You have in mind Jake, I'd wager, not Elwood. Nowadays the comparisons run to Jack Black - and if he grows a goatee I will dine out on the resemblance.

Dan- Mystic Seaport is still a marvelous destination of those of us who love being immersed in living history and feel the call of the sea. It is fine in most seasons and has exhibits that interest those who want to haul away to sea shanties or explore the minutia of a rope walk or cooperage. There are some really fine exhibits of nautical art - scrimshaw, figureheads - and something to appeal to all ages.

There is a fun aquarium nearby with a central beluga whale exhibit in a setting that looks like coastal Alaska, and up the road at Foxwoods the Mashantucket Pequot Museum http://www.pequotmuseum.org/ is a world class homage to the first people of this area and features a massive recontruction of a Pequot village, along with two 40 ft long dugout canoes made for traversing Long (Island Sound, and so much more it is worth a full day there.


You're telling me that ain't one of the Blues Brothers up there? I'da swore.

Dan Trabue

What a great personal history! And you DO look like a cross between Mickey and John in some of those photos.

You mentioned Mystic Seaport. I have looked in to going there for a vacation sometime. Can you say more about it?


Great post - I loved seeing all the different characters you've grown up being. Your childhood pics reminded me of my older brothers and the go-carts they built for the bicentennial and the matching *costumes* they wore - I'll have to see if I can dig up those photos.

Thanks - this was fun!

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