When people think of Mystic, Connecticut, they think of Mystic Pizza. Yet when they visit this quaint seacoast village, they find a lot more than pizza! National Geographic named Mystic one of the top q100 Adventure Townsq in the U.S. Mystic Seafarer's Trail is a historical--and sometimes hysterical--adventure book, which includes little known facts behind Mysticas pizza, Amelia Earhart's wedding, hurricanes, cemeteries and massacre, plus information on area shipwrecks, Benedict Arnoldas treachery and Ernie the Ledge Light Ghost. Summary: While searching for the q7 Wonders of Mysticq with her beagle/basset hound, author Lisa Saunders uncovers the secrets behind the Titanic's shoes, Captain Sisson's hunt for gold and Amelia Earhart's wedding. But will she ever find an adventure of her own? One that will make her thin and famous? Then it happens: when walking the Mystic Seafarer's Trail (which Lisa designed for those who don't like to go uphill), she meets a blind sailor who invites her on a long, winter voyage. Can this landlubber defy squalls, scurvy, and her fear of scraping barnacles to survive this epic journey? Excerpt Chapter 1: Shortly after stepping out of my new home with my hound for our first stroll through the historic seacoast village of Mystic, a woman pulled over in her van and yelled, qExcuse me.q Assuming she was a tourist wanting directions to Mystic Pizza or some other attraction, I wasn't prepared for what she really wanted to know. qDo you realize the back of your skirt is tucked into your underwear?q What a debut in my new hometownaI donat think this is what National Geographic meant when they named Mystic one of the top 100 adventure towns in the U.S...from having eight wonders, why would I? Bailey and I would have loved to include the library, which offered him treats and ... again, and this time, the management of the Village was reaching out to the public for donations toward her vet bill.
|Title||:||Mystic Seafarer's Trail|
|Publisher||:||Lisa Saunders - 2012-10-29|