Saturday was bright and sunny and today is bright and sunny as well. Saturday: cold, very cold, windy, sprinkles of snow, more wind …..you get the picture. A typical early spring day in coastal Connecticut.
We ( I P & I) had talked about going to view the Clydesdale horses but had made no solid plans.
The Cragin Memorial Library here in Colchester has some passes with a variety of discounts available for it’s card carrying members so a quick trip there and I had my card. A fantastic deal if you’re not a member. This card entitled 2 adults and 2 children admission to the Seaport at half price. The Scot in me was doing the “happy dance”.After several emails back and forth we agreed to meet at the Seaport on Sunday morning. I met Inge and we went into the huge tent where the horses were being fed and the papa Datamation dog and his son were there as well. An adorable puppy!
Chilled to the bone we headed for the Seaport’s bakery and cafe. they have the most delicious, creamy, loaded with clams chowder.
The warmth in our tummies only lasted so long but one does not get to be within a few feet of 8 Clydesdale horses who individually weigh in right around 2,000 pounds. WOW! What truly magnificent animals who have clearly been well taken care of and dare I say loved.
If you look really closely at the images, you will see a man wearing a red jacket and ball cap emblazoned with the Budweiser logo, sneakers and of all things: bright green white and orange shorts! Yes, I said “shorts”. The Clydesdale horses were i Mystic to be part of the Mystic Irish parade and I think he was in charge of the Budweiser part of the event. The temperature was in the low 40’s and the wind chill was in the low to mid thirties.
Enough said. I think the photos speak for themselves.
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PS: All images ©emphillips, 2018