• Toddler Activities

    Railroad Museum of New England, Northern Lights Express

    This is a great local experience for us! I found this activity while looking for train tickets for the Polar Express in Essex.  Thomaston has a great little hidden gem, that is appropriate for the age that Julia is. We took her on this train when she was about 10 months old and again at almost two. She enjoyed it! They offer two different ticket classes, First Class & Coach. We sprung for the First Class tickets, because there wasn’t a great price difference in our opinion. We purchased our tickets when they became available over the summer, because we wanted to have preference over our day/time. Even if it…

  • Eat

    Breakfast at Maison Mathis, New Haven CT

    One of our favorite things to do on a weekend is take Julia to breakfast, so I am always looking for recommendations on great new places to try. One recommendation that I received was to try Maison Mathis, in New Haven. So we decided to try it out. They are located within walking distance to Yale University and the Shops at Yale. They have metered street parking available, as well as parking lot with an attendant present. We decided to go and give it a try one weekend. Before we went I reviewed their social media account to see what was really popular. My husband is a coffee lover, so…


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