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Norwalk Connecticut
August 2015
While looking for someplace to stop for a few days on the way back from Kingston in the Catskills, we settled upon Norwalk, Connecticut, a city I've driven through/past hundreds of times but never visited. They have a cool aquarium along the waterfront on the Long Island Sound. We also took a boat trip out to Sheffield Island to tour the lighthouse. Our spare time was spent exploring the SONO (South Norwalk) neighborhood where we found some fantastic food. On our way out of town we stopped at the world's most fun supermarket, Stew Leonard's. A friend suggested it and you'll have to look at the photos to really appreciate it as much as I appreciate her telling me about it!

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001 Bouy 002 Maritime Aquarium Sign 004 Seal
Just a buoy on a street corner
The Maritime Aquarium is a fun place to spend an afternoon
One of the seals at Maritime Aquarium
005 Seal 006 Seal 009 Seal Show
One of the seals at Maritime Aquarium
One of the seals at Maritime Aquarium
Maritime Aquarium seal show
011 Seal Show 012 Stingray 014 Chinese Water Dragon
The seals do their shark impression
Stingray
Chinese Water Dragon
015 Meerkats 016 Meerkat 017 American Bullfrog
Meerkat swing
It's amazing to watch how fast the meerkats dig
American Bullfrog
018 Turtle 019 Blue Lobster 020 Lobster
Turtles. Don't ask me what species.
A rare blue lobster
This guy managed to avoid a dinner plate thanks to his pretty color
021 Sea Turtle 022 Sea Turtle 023 Sea Turtle
The sea turtle is ready for a close-up
The sea turtle is ready for a close-up
The sea turtle is ready for a close-up
024 Butterfly 025 Butterfly 027 Butterfly House
In the butterfly house at Maritime Aquarium
In the butterfly house at Maritime Aquarium
In the butterfly house at Maritime Aquarium
029 Butterfly 030 Butterfly 031 Mom in Butterfly Cutout
In the butterfly house at Maritime Aquarium
In the butterfly house at Maritime Aquarium
Apparently one butterfly snuck out with me
032 Norwalk River 035 Local Sign 036 SONO Sign
Looking up the Norwalk River
Local Kitchen and Beer Bar had delicious food. It was the only restaurant we went to twice.
SONO = South Norwalk, a fun neighborhood
038 Post Road Diner Sign 039 Post Road Diner 041 Washington Street
Post Road Diner was another cool little place we found
Post Road Diner was another cool little place we found
Looking up Washington Street in South Norwalk (SONO)
042 Post Road Diner 043 SONO SIgn 044 SONO SIgn
This railroad bridge runs right through the center of SONO
SONO = South Norwalk, a fun neighborhood
SONO = South Norwalk, a fun neighborhood
051 Houses 056 Double Crested Cormorant 057 Double Crested Cormorants
Headed into the Long Island Sound
According to the tour guide, this is a Double Crested Cormorant
Double Crested Cormorants
059 Peregrine Falcons 060 Falcon with Fish 064 Manhatten
A pair of Peregrine Falcons staring me down
Heading home with a fish for dinner
It's not very visible but that's Manhatten, NYC across the way
066 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Sign 067 Sheffield Island Lighthouse 068 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage
Arriving at Sheffield Island Lighthouse on Sheffield Island
Sheffield Island Lighthouse
The lighthouse keeper's cottage
069 Sheffield Island Lighthouse 072 Bird Nest on Dock 073 Greens Ledge Light
Sheffield Island Lighthouse
That is one big bird's nest
Greens Ledge Light as seen from Sheffield Island
074 Beach 077 Beach 079 Beach and Harbor Pano
Standing on the beach at Sheffield Island
This beach is made entirely of little seashells
A quick pano from the Sheffield Island beach
080 Sheffield Island Lighthouse 081 Sheffield Island Lighthouse 082 Sewing Machine
Sheffield Island Lighthouse
Sheffield Island Lighthouse has been around since 1868
Sewing area in Sheffield Island Lighthouse
083 Dresser and Stove 084 Lighthouse Interior 085 Kitchen
Bedroom in Sheffield Island Lighthouse
Inside Sheffield Island Lighthouse
The most important room, the kitchen
087 Oyster Cans 088 McKinney Nature Preserve Sign 089 Nature Trail
I really hope there are not still oysters in those cans!
Heading out on a walk in McKinney Nature Preserve on Sheffield Island
Heading out on a walk in McKinney Nature Preserve on Sheffield Island
090 Sheffield Island Ferry 094 Beach 095 Stone Structure
Our ferry heading back to pick us up
Sheffield Island beach
I don't remember why this was built but it makes for a nice photo
098 Double Crested Cormorant 100 Double Crested Cormorant 101 Double Crested Cormorant
Double Crested Cormorant
Double Crested Cormorant, up, up and away
Double Crested Cormorant, up, up and away
102 Birds on Dock 103 Fire Boat 104 Crab and Artichoke Fondue
Many people probbaly know what kind of birds these are. I do not.
Norwalk Fire Department boat
Amazing crab and artichoke fondue at Local Kitchen and Beer Bar
105 Thai Popcorn Chicken 106 SONO Seaport Seafood Lighthouse 107 SONO Seaport Seafood
Thai popcorn chicken at Local Kitchen and Beer Bar
Keep going through this album to see what's unique about this lighthouse
We enjoyed an incredible seafood dinner out on the deck at SONO Seaport Seafood
108 Stuffed Clams 109 Seafood Combination 111 SONO Seaport Seafood Lighthouse
Stuffed clams at SONO Seaport Seafood
SONO Seaport Seafood seafood combination. Those things you might not recognize are belly clams.
When's the last time you saw a lighthouse lit with neon beer signs?
112 Stew Leonard's Sign 113 Stew Leonard's Sign 114 Singing Butter
Stew Leonard's is a grocery store worthy of a tourist stop
Stew Leonard's is a grocery store worthy of a tourist stop
At Stew Leonard's the butter sings. (We took some home too, it was so much better than regular grocery store butter!)
115 Milk Processing 117 Mom and Cow 118 Milk Processing
The milk can't get much more fresh than this
My mother made a friend
The milk can't get much more fresh than this
121 Milk Band 122 Duck in Life Vest 123 Bee Hive and Honey
A milk band? Sure why not.
Your grocery store doesn't have a duck in a life vest?
Bees are busy restocking the honey display
124 Bear Band 125 Milk Van 127 Goat
Musical bears
Stew Leonard's milk van
This goat lives in the zoo out in the parking lot
128 Stew Leonard's Cow 129 Rooster 132 Calf
What dairy store doesn't have a cow statue?
Rooster in the zoo out in the parking lot
That's a flexible calf
133 Mom and Cow 134 Boors Head Balloon 135 Celery & Lettuce Band
My mother attracts friendly livestock
Somehow this guy represents deli products
Cindy Celery and Larry Lettuce entertain shoppers
136 Chiquita Banana
Chiquita Banana hawking her wares

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