What’s your Thanksgiving holiday tradition? Do you watch the Macy’s parade on TV? Do you bundle up to watch a local football game? Or, if you’re in charge of preparing the Thanksgiving feast, do you even have time to relax at all?
Well! Here’s a new tradition for you to consider.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast; take your seat in the bleachers at a football game or sit in your easy chair at home and flip the TV channel to the Macy parade. Then, sometime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., meander over to Mystic Seaport country and celebrate the season’s bounty at the Seamen’s Inne Thanksgiving Grand Buffet. Just think how nice it would be to simply enjoy the food without worrying if the turkey is tender, the mashed potatoes lumpy or the gravy too thick or too thin!
Then, right next door is Mystic Seaport, Yes, even on Thanksgiving Day the Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and….admission is half-price! True, not all the exhibits will be open, but you can either work up your appetite or walk off the calories you just ate by climbing the staircase up to the Charles W. Morgan whaling ship deck. If that’s too strenuous, than board the L.A. Dunton. Visit the Buckingham-Hall House and imagine cooking a Thanksgiving feast in that kitchen! Then, visit the Voyages exhibit where it’s easy to spend a good chunk of time, either before or after your dinner.
Mystic Seaport this time of year has a tranquil charm. The village streets are quiet and the allure of the sea is ever present. It’s a special place for all seasons.
So how about it? Ready to start a new tradition? Then make your reservations for the Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet at Seamen’s Inne (860.572.5303) and pop over to Mystic Seaport to enjoy the view along the Mystic River and visit the open exhibits. Don’t forget to tell the exhibit interpreters you’re thankful for them working on this day of thanks!
We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!
Blog posted by Trudi Busey.