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A Visit From Mom

Mom-SarahMy mom and I weren’t always close.  To say I was a difficult teenager is an understatement.  Seriously…I don’t know how she dealt with me.  Thankfully she forgave me for all my craziness and by my early 20s we were (and still are) best friends. She currently lives in South Carolina so we don’t get to see each other that often, but it’s always fun when we get to spend time together!

This past weekend she came to visit for a few days and we jam packed our days with good food and good fun!  After picking her up from the airport on Thursday, we headed to New Haven and had a fabulous Spanish tapas dinner at Barcelona.

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Friday was a lazy day.  We spent some time relaxing around the house, getting work done and Mom got in some good cuddle time with Cleo.  Neala wanted nothing to do with it.

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We all went out for froyo, which Mom had never had before (crazy…I know! ), and found this seriously cute shop in Milford called Most Naturally.  The store specializes in natural, organic and local items such as clothing, jewelry and home goods.  They have the CUTEST stuff!  We both went a little jewelry crazy πŸ™‚

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Saturday I took Mom to her first yoga class and she LOVED it! She’s an avid horseback rider and has been looking for other ways to supplement her riding.  I thought this would be perfect for her and I’m so glad she found it beneficial.  Later that day we went to something called Taste of New Haven.  These are historical walking tours of various different neighborhoods with stops at various restaurants and food shops along the way.  It was SO FUN!  We went on the Canal Quarter tour and I learned so much about this unique area.  And the food…YUM!  We stopped at 7 different places over the four hours of the tour and I can’t wait to do another one.  Expect a full review soon.

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Sunday was quite the adventure.  We said goodbye to B and set off to Eastern Connecticut for a fun girls day.  We met up with my Mom’s friend Judy from Massachusetts who I’ve known my entire life at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods where we would be spending the night.  We headed off to the seriously cute town of Stonington for lunch at the Dog Watch Cafe.  Lunch was great, but the highlight was definitely the table of pirates that came in.  

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Stonington is right on the water and is an incredibly quaint New England town.  B doesn’t know it yet, but I am definitely dragging him back there for a day trip.  

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After driving through town a bit, we decided to go check out one of the local vineyards.  We decided on Maugle Sierra Vineyards and I fell in love with it as soon as we pulled in the driveway.  It was very rustic looking and the views were gorgeous.  We went into the tasting room and decided to try the tasting of all 8 of their wines.  The wine was anything to write home about, but the experience was great.  Every Sunday they have live music beginning at 3pm and a local lobster truck comes by for some good eats.  A ton of people showed up for this and it looked like a great way to spend a Sunday evening.

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We headed back to Foxwoods to relax a bit and get ready for dinner at craftsteak.  Whoa…what an incredible dinner!  Pork belly, local beets, ribeye, spinach, carrots, mushrooms…you name it, we ate it!  Such a memorable dinner πŸ™‚

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After dinner we headed over to Comix for a night of laughs.  There were 4 comedians for their One Night Stand…2 were good, 2 were not so good.  Still got a bunch of great belly laughs in, which I always enjoy.

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We then made our way back to the casino where Mom and Judy tried their hand at some of the slots and I proceed to have one too many martinis.  What a seriously fun night!       

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The next morning we all slept late made our way to breakfast.  We said goodbye to Judy and Mom and I headed north to the airport.  The time flew by while she was here and I can’t believe her visit has come and gone so quickly.  It’s probably because we were having so much fun!  I’m so lucky to have a great Mom who I can share these moments with…until next time πŸ™‚

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7 Responses to A Visit From Mom

  1. Looks like a fun weekend!
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  2. Thanks for sharing! My mom is excited to come visit me in CT and now I have some ideas about where to take her!
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  3. Um…I’m trying to figure out when I leave up by New Haven I didn’t know of any of these amazing looking restaurants! (My only New Haven food memories are of post-bar Louis Lunch or Pizza!) I’d love to come up and check some out sometime!
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  4. […] most recent visit to Barcelona in New Haven was with my mom when she came to visit a few weeks ago.  We went straight here after I picked her up from the airport and had an […]

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