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Vacation...
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:43 PM

Looks like my models are going to be put on hold for awhile. Heading to Mystic, CT for a few days next week. Hoping to check out a hobby shop on the last day in nearby Groton before heading home.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:58 PM
Went a few years ago, it's a nice trip, enjoy.We liked the Seaport, touristy but we liked it.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:23 PM

This is our third trip out there and an easy drive. Planning on hitting the Mystic Seaport, Old Mystic Village, Mystic Aquarium, USS Nautillus submarine museum, Stonebridge, shopping and a boat ride. Oh yeah, and getting a little bit of seafood for dinner too! Can't skip out on Mystic Pizza as well for lunch.

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Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:25 PM

They got any sweet tea there?

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:52 PM

In New England? Yes, they serve sweet tea. It comes in a tall glass with a long spoon and sugar packets on the table.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, August 1, 2014 7:44 AM

ROFL @ Rob

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:03 PM

Got back home from my trip to Mystic, Connecticut. We had a really nice time and the weather's been great. I did get the chance to stop by the hobby shop near the hotel we were staying at. Walked in and thought HOLY CRAP!!!!! Lookit all these kits! Yeah - my eyes got all bug eyed and started drooling over the amount of kits they had in stock. It had far more armor, aircraft, ships, and auto kits than the two hobby shops and Hobby Lobby combined! They carried a full selection of Tamiya acrylics, spray paints, Model Master enamel & acrylics and Citadel paints as well.

The main reason for the stop in was to pick up a few bottles of Tamiya paints and a couple Model Master acrylic bottles while there. If I had more time, I would have picked up a kit as well but thought better of it since I promised the missus I wouldn't spend too much time there.

But wait - there's more - they also carried R/C stuff, trains and various hobby magazines to modeling. Heck they even had a very small display of baseball trading cards for sale. Oh yeah my son picked up a couple of toys for himself since they also carried toys and games as well.

I did see an oldie kit I used to have when I was my son's age - the T-Rex snap kit by Aurora (remember those?.) Didn't see how much he was selling it for since it was on the top shelf. Yes - it was a good day for me.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 9:29 PM

It's always good to combine vacation with hobbying.

And that kind of well-stocked hobby store seems like a dinosaur itself these days.

  

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:08 AM

While at the hobby shop, I asked if they had a website. They do and they gave me their business card. This is the website:

www.leestoyandhobby.com

The store is located in Groton, CT - located a mile and a half from the hotel we were staying at.

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