The long Labor Day weekend turned out to be magnificent, weather-wise here in Connecticut and provided the perfect opportunity to take the new Chevy Malibu out for a spin around the state to some of our top tourist attractions.
Even though I’m part of the New CT Chevy Dealers Girlfriend Getaway Program, I took the Hubster along as I can’t really ditch him entirely on weekends (especially a long weekend) and say I’m going out with my friends. So I said lets go for a ride took him along for the ride (as I’ve been doing for the last 36 years) and we opened up the sun-roof on the Malibu and went down to the sea – one of our most favorite places to be.
One of the reasons I wanted to go down to the shore was that a Hurricane was passing us by and we sometimes consider ourselves storm chasers in that regard. The larger the ocean waves, the larger the chance that we’ll be there to see them.
The operative word in the “Chevy Girl on the Go” program is – GO, so of course, I went.
As a life-long native of Connecticut (read … curmudgeon) I love to feature and promote New England tourism on Moomette’s Magnificents. Although I’m not a cold weather fan, summer and fall are my favorite seasons.
Our first stop on our journey was the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
Next up was Stonington Harbor in the most southeast portion of the state on the Rhode Island border – a picturesque fishing village that each year celebrates the “Blessing of the Fleet.”
Our next stop was Noank, Connecticut which is actually part of Mystic, Connecticut (think Mystic Pizza, the movie.) We did pass by the actual Mystic Pizza, as we have many times in the past, but there was so much traffic (think tourists) that I couldn’t stop to take a picture.
What was really nice about this trip was that I was driving. Which means that if I felt like stopping the car for every photo opportunity that I saw (which were many, such as this stone wall) that I didn’t have to yell say “Honey, stop the car!)
We ate lunch at Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough – renowned for it’s waterfront dining, New England Seafood Feast – New England Clam Chowder (which is a white, cream based chowder) Steamers, Mussels, Cole Slaw and Boiled 1-1/2 lb. Lobster. The Hubster had a hot Lobster Roll with drawn butter.
Finishing up this leg of the trip found us steering the Malibu with the XM radio tuned to Margaritaville Café on the Bose speakers towards Groton, Connecticut – home to the U.S. Submarine Fleet and also the Submarine Force Museum and Historic Ship USS Nautilus, the first nuclear powered submarine in the U.S. We haven’t been there since the kids were little, and they’ve really done a good job expanding the library and exhibits.
My husband and I have owned Chevys for most of our married lives, and he has definite opinions on cars. The 2011 Malibu got his stamp of approval – we found the ride smooth and quiet. He’s a good size guy, and there was ample room and arm space in the front seats for him.
Watch for my next post on our Sunday venture towards the extreme northeast corner of the state, to explore things to do in Connecticut
– covered bridges in the quaint towns of Cornwall and Kent.
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