What a weekend! I still can’t believe how quickly it fly by. Hey, time flies when you’re having fun! In cased you missed my adventures, here are my Mohegan Sun recaps from the weekend.
After all of that boozing on Saturday, the four of us woke up on Sunday morning ready for a healthy start. We grabbed breakfast at the Seasons Buffet and then drove to nearby Mystic, Connecticut to walk around, explore, and enjoy lunch.
Anne and I were starving when we woke up, so, as soon as we arrived at the buffet, we loaded up our plates with fresh fruit and chowed down while we waited in the omelet line. Check out this fruit rind carnage!
For breakfast, I went with a veggie + bacon omelet with a side of smoked salmon (hooray for omega-3’s) and some more fresh fruit.
On my way out of the buffet, I grabbed a waffle stick because they just looked so darn delicious””and it really was! It sort of reminded me a churro. Mmm!
After breakfast, we packed up our things, checked out of the hotel, and drove about 20 minutes away to The Museum of America and the Sea at the Mystic Seaport. It’s the first touristy thing we saw in Mystic (and it had a big parking lot), so we went to explore.
Sadly, the museum was closed, so we used the opportunity to snap some photos and check out the nearby gift shop.
The museum and gift shop were about a 15-minute walk from downtown Mystic, so we decided to hoof it and get a little exercise in for the day. First stop: Lis Bake Shop, an adorable little bakery with all sorts of delicious-looking pastries, cupcakes, bagels, muffins, and other goodies as well as a variety of espresso drinks, coffee, and tea.
It was so cute inside!
I ordered a hot coffee with a shot of pumpkin syrup. The first several sips were absolutely amazing, but the intense sweetness eventually started to upset my stomach, so I only drank about half of it.
In downtown Mystic, we did a little window shopping and then stopped by the famous Mystic Pizza that the popular 80’s movie is based off. Cool!
We enjoyed lunch at Oyster Club, a “casual fine dining restaurant” that just screams New England. The restaurant has a warm and fuzzy country-chic feel with beautiful dark wood and lots of sunshine from its large windows. It was adorable both inside and out.
The menu features local and seasonal farm- (and sea) -to-table foods, which determine the day’s dishes.
We started with freshly baked bread, warm from the oven, with salted butter.
I ordered the turkey burger with roasted apples, cheddar, honey mustard aioli and house made turkey bacon. It was served with a green salad. It was so tasty and the combination of toppings knocked my socks off. I actually couldn’t stop talking about the honey mustard aioli. Holy yum!
After lunch, I dropped Ashley and Theodora off at the train station and then brought Anne to the airport in Boston. I’m not going to lie, it was a little sad saying goodbye to my friends after such a fun-filled weekend. Perhaps we’ll have to do it again sooner than later!