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Getaway Staycation In Connecticut | Stonington Fishing Fleet | Lobster in Noank | Submarines in New London


Daycation Connecticut

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.

Borough of Stonington CTNext 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.”

Mystic Seaport Mystic Connecticut
Mystic Seaport, Mystic Connecticut

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!)

New 2011 Chevy Malibu next to Connecticut Stone Wall
Connecticut Stone Wall

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.

Abbott's Lobster in the Rough Noank Connecticut
Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough, Noank Connecticut

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.

New CT Chevy Dealers Girlfriend Getaway
USS Nautilus Museum, Groton Connecticut

New CT Chevy Dealers Chevy Malibu Girlfriend Getaway
USS Nautilus Museum, Groton CT

US Submarine Force Museum Groton Connecticut
US Submarine Force Museum Groton, Connecticut

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.

For More Information If You Go:

Connecticut Coast Guard Academy
Mystic Seaport
Stonington, Connecticut
Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough
USS Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum

Test Drive Promotion August 30-October 3, 2010:

The New CT Chevy Dealer Network

Here’s your chance to check out the New Chevy Malibu for yourself, but Getaway for some Me-Time too! Bring your BFFs, daughters, moms, aunts, and anyone who has a driver’s license along too!

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  1. Oh how fun! We have a Blessing of the Fleet down here, too! It is such a big deal with dinner, games, a boat parade, etc
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  2. Great photos…lovin’ that car. So classy and sophisticated.

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