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Adventures Along the Seafarer's Trail!

Note from Lisa:

USA Today listed Mystic top 20 Best Coastal Small Town in the country! Doolittle, my new basset/coonhound mix, totally agrees--especially when he saw the ducks at Olde Mistick Village for the first time.

Although the snow is finally beginning to melt this week, some more might be coming this weekend, so it's best to keep this list of fireplace restaurants handy.

Now is the time to come out for our Fish Fry Fridays. Eat dinner with us locals and the fishermen who catch--and sometimes cook--our meals. If you want a view of the water, I suggest the Enders Island's Fish Fry (fishermen tell me they relax more if they can eat where they CAN'T see the water!).

The whole town is gearing up for the Mystic Irish Parade on Sun, March 22. Don't miss the fun! Doolittle plans to march in it--especially when he heard he gets a green bandana for the occasion.

Anchors aweigh!
— Lisa Saunders
P.S. This newsletter is a continuation of my travel memoir, Mystic Seafarer's Trail.
It's been 50 years since the release of  "The Sound of the Music" film. Learn Captain von Trapp's amazing exploits at sea before he met Maria and fled to the United States: Widow/er History - Widowed Sea Captain Finds Wife, Mother for His Seven Children, and “The Sound of Music”.

Don't want to go out to sea yet this winter? One newsletter reader sent this in for you to do. Follow the fox prints along Pequot Trails!

Or, become a movie star! Auditions for upcoming films are taking place nearby.

Don't forget the many creative online and print publications where you can find great things to do and places to eat. See more fun in: Mystic Country Events and Discounts! ; The Day; Mystic River Press; This is Mystic; The Resident; The Mystic Wave; Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce; Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce; InTown, GBA.

Stephen Sisk, a scenic photographer of Mystic and Southeastern New  England, tells stories through his camera. Click on his images and you'll feel like you're--or wish you were!
Sharing Recipes and Stories
One Mystic couple shares their favorite recipes like this one for scones. The Spice & Tea Exchange has a yummy strawberry shortcake tea to drink with them!

Rather share stories than recipes? Answer my memory-jogging questions at my free memoir workshop at Mystic & Noank Library on Tuesday night. Molly of Mystic Wave has a few things to say about why she'll never get sucked into writing memoirs as I do, but she encourages you to try!

Model making is another way to share a story. This video gives you the inside scoop one of my favorite exhibits on Mystic's history. I study this scale model often to look for secrets behind Mystic's legendary sea captains!


Lisa Saunders is an award-winning writer and marketing consultant. As a TV show host, columnist for Pathfinder, and speaker, Lisa shares stories and adventures and helps others share theirs. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of seven books, and member of the Mystic Nice Girls Club and DAR (Anna Warner Bailey Chapter). Her work to stop the #1 birth defects virus was just aired on News 8 and featured in Connecticut Magazine. Lisa lives with her husband and hound in Mystic, Connecticut. Visit Lisa at:

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 Photo captions: Photos of Lisa by Cindy Barry. Sketches by Marianne Greiner.