Day Trip: Heading out to check out the Connecticut College Lacrosse Team

This time of year, I am always ready for the arrival of spring.  I know, I know...we haven’t REALLY had winter this year, but still!  February vacation is coming to an end, the groundhog has come and gone, the Superbowl has passed….time to bring on Spring!  And to kick off Spring in this family, we like to pack up our car take a day trip to New London’s Connecticut College for an early season lacrosse game.

Why Connecticut College, you ask?  Well – for several reasons.  Their New London campus is right on the water, and nothing makes me feel like Spring more than an ocean breeze blowing.   Plus, the convenient New London location makes it an ideal spot to meet up with Boston friends who might be heading south to catch the game.  

Mystic Seaport: Week-long celebration of Morgan's 70th anniversary at the Seaport

By Monika Nica

The Mystic Seaport, America's Museum of the Sea is starting a week-long celebration for the 70th anniversary of the arrival of its crown-jewel, the Charles W. Morgan. This beautiful, 170 year old tall ship with its majestic sails is the world's last surviving wooden whaling ship. The seaport with its experts and volunteers has been working for many years on restoring this unique ship to its former glory. Now they are inviting visitors to celebrate the Morgan and remember the days of tall ships sailing the oceans.

Looking for Things to do with Kids in Eastern Connecticut?

Let's face it. Sometimes we just want to know about what's happening in a specific region of CT and NOT the entire state. If you are just interested in finding something to do in Eastern Connecticut you're in the right place.

For all current events you can go to the Events Calendar on the Connecticut Mommy Poppins page and in the "search events" box type in "East". Voila! Up pops all of the Eastern CT events for you to choose from. You can also find specific blog entries that are related to Eastern CT under the East tab. Have any ideas or suggestions for Eastern CT blog topics? Email me at: CT@mommypoppins.com. I hope you enjoy the site! Mary Beth

Family Friendly Ethnic Meal Series - Spain

Eliza, a mother of 3 living in Litchfield County, had an inspirational moment one day while grocery shopping. Tired of the usual meatballs, burgers and Bolognese rotation, she has begun a quest to cook authentic ethnic meals from a different region each week. Last week was India, this week Spain and next week will be Israel. 

With several family birthdays requiring special favorite dishes, I was only able to cook two Spanish meals this week but both were delicious.  Similar to all other Mediterranean countries, the Spanish cuisine has two basic elements- olive oil and garlic.  

Foxwood's: Casino Fun for Kids!

You might not think of a casino as a family friendly destination, but Foxwoods, near Hartford, has some surprisingly fun—and wholesome—options for kids. From Ice skating on their brand new outdoor rink, an enormous arcade with current and vintage games and a museum dedicate to Connecticut's native Americans, a trip to Foxwoods has a lot to offer.


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