I'm glad that the first places we tried were closed, as Muddy Waters was awesome! I'm talking a huge array of fresh made pastries, breakfast sandwiches, brewed coffee, and tons of locals chatting. Inside there are comfy couches and lounge chairs or you could take your food to the porch that overlooks both the train station and marina with ferries that come and go.
Following a very leisurely breakfast we decided to take a short stroll (because several other things were also closed Mondays!) through downtown New London. Every time I head to New London it seems as though the city has commissioned a new, gorgeous piece of street art. Check out that whale, fox, and monkey (bigfoot?) one below! New London even know has a self guided walking tour and map of all of the street art - love it.
Little did we know that everything we tried to do would be closed on Monday! Fortunately, we had an amazing breakfast and took advantage of a sunny day by checking out street art. We also found a historical gem in a surprising location - more about that on Friday!
What's up with everything being closed on Mondays in downtown New London? How do you turn a negative travel situation into a positive one?