Beautiful CT

I can see why people want to live here, even though it’s quite expensive to do so.

We traveled yesterday along Route 1, parallel to the interstate, on Connecticut’s coastline. What gorgeous scenery! Pulling into a fishing pier (illegally, as it’s supposed to be for locals only — sticker required), I ran out on the dock and shot some breathtaking views, like the one here.

We *almost* went into the PEZ factory store in nearby Orange, but they charged admission for the express purpose of letting you in to buy stuff. So we declined, on principle. :P

After sightseeing, we descended into absolute Nowheresville, near the Rhode Island border. Nothing but trees, trees, and a million more trees on a narrow road outside Ledyard. A clearing revealed a stop sign, and once we turned left, we beheld the behemoth:

And this isn’t even the whole of it. Foxwoods was not only a disappointment financially (we spent our egg of gambling fun money in amazingly short order), we were borderline ashamed of the absolute Baroque-ish excess of it all. Cavernous casinos (we counted four, but there could be others), parking garages that I’m sure rival anything Disney has to offer, and ceilings in every room that had to be 30 feet high.

It’s so huge (largest in North America, and 5th largest in the world), it never looked crowded. And the Pequot tribal council laughs allll the way to the bank. Way to turn the tables on the white man, eh? Maybe it’s about time. :-)

Still, it was an adventure, and we were thrilled with everything else about Connecticut. This morning, we’re having coffee in Mystic with our handsome nephew Jeremy, then it’s off to Massachusetts to see what kind of trouble we can get into.

Have a great…um…I have no idea what day it is. (Good, ja??)

Fink, Pequot slave girl

PS — Happy happy birfday to our daughter-in-law Hannah, mother of the Js and talented teacher!

6 thoughts on “Beautiful CT

  1. Will

    Wow, that is beautiful. I’ve only seen the ocean once and that was on a cloudy day. As for the Pez factory, just as well. Won’t be worth it until they have robots that can pop Pez out of their throats mid-tour.

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      I hope you’ll be able to see it on a sunny day sometime, Will. It’s breathtaking! And yep…we didn’t regret our Pez decision at all — their loss!

  2. Tom Hanks

    Definitely like that first shot…looks beautiful. I want a yacht! The pez factory store and casino pic with description seem slightly less beautiful haha. Not because of your photography of course. I did a google search on Mystic Connecticut. You gonna check out some old boats??

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Mystic was gorgeous! We felt we needed to get on the road (it was noon already, and we had a 3-hour drive to get to Cape Cod), so we didn’t do the maritime museum. Another of my nephews is moving to CT — looks like we’ll have even more reasons to make it a future destination for visits!


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