Downtown Mystic holds a special place in my heart. My great uncle used to live in Mystic and he would always have this huge family picnic every summer. His house was within walking distance of the downtown area, so my mom and grandparents and other adults would walk all of us kids down to go window shopping. I remember loving it so much as a kid. The downtown area is full of little shops and so much nautical stuff that I can't even handle it. I mean there was a store just for boat stuff and nautical trinkets. It was so cool. There were stores for seashells, stores for gems, candy stores, ice cream shops, toy stores...just everything you can imagine.
There's this little place near the aquarium called Olde Mistick Village that's a separate shopping center. There was a place that specialized in fancy grilled cheeses that I was dying to try since grilled cheese is one of my favorite things to eat. I got the grilled cheese with roasted artichoke hearts, and it was fantastic. The place is called Bleu Squid and they're also a bakery and cheese shop!
The village also had a general store where they sell salsas, jams, produce, syrup, etc. as well as gifts and home decor. They have it all, pretty much! There was this little lighthouse lamp that I really wanted, but I couldn't justify spending the money on it. :\
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