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Mystic Aquarium Weekend

My February 2018 weekend trip had me going to Mystic Connecticut for a visit to the Mystic Aquarium. I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Mystic/Groton, which was about a 15 minute drive from the aquarium.

The drive to the inn from my last job was a little over 2 hours. Not a bad drive, traffic was quiet for a Friday afternoon and I had no major slowdowns all the way to the inn. The weather was nice for an afternoon drive which added to the comfort of the whole experience. It was about 5:30 when I arrived. There was no one waiting at the front desk and as I had already done an online check-in the evening before, there was no waiting for me, I just got my keycard and the obligatory amenities speech, and I was off to my room.

After a quick shower I had to decide what I wanted for dinner. I choose to order from a local 99 restaurant and get me some take out, rather than going and waiting for seating. I really just wanted to relax for the evening. Television offered nothing that I was interested in, I am not much of a television watcher anyway, so I set up my tablet and listened to Pandora for the evening.


After a good nights sleep and breakfast at the inns restaurant I was off for my days adventures. Mystic Aquarium here I come. I had purchased my entrance ticket online a couple of months before the trip, yea I plan in advance, so I bypassed the line of people waiting to get tickets and walked right in. At the time that I went there where a handful of exhibits that where closed for renovations, because I had purchased so far in advance and paid full price, they had a 15 percent discount going on, I got a free pass to come back anytime till the end of May this year. I have a weekend planned in April that is not that far from the aquarium and I may take a visit on that weekend.

I took in the 4D movie, which was a bit shorter than I expected but still fun. Whilst I was standing at the large pool side where the beluga whales swim I had the unexpected fun of listening to a woman telling her friend how she has the ability to whistle to the whales. She stood there whistling for about 5 minutes. The whales swam by at a distance but did not swim up to where we were standing which had the woman explain to her friend how her whistle must be out of tune. It gave me a bit of a chuckle that I did keep to myself.


After a couple of hours spent walking around and checking out the exhibits I headed to my car. Just as I walked out of the aquarium proper it started to rain. I thought how lucky for me. I found it was still early and I had time to do something else. Checking out the local attractions I found that I was just a short drive from the Foxwoods Casino. It has been a while since I had gone there and I always find it a fun place to go and people watch so that was my next destination.

I spent a couple of hours walking around Foxwoods Casino Resort doing some people watching and a bit of playing the slots. I didn’t do badly at the slots, I actually think I may have broken even. After a ride back to my hotel room, I ended up spending a relaxing evening in my room watching some standup comedy and enjoying dinner.

After a good nights sleep and a good breakfast I checked out and headed home. The drive home was in the rain but the traffic was quiet and made the drive fun.

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Posted by on February 28, 2018 in Uncategorized


Weekend Tripin

Hi everyone, been a while since I have been out here doing the blog thing. This has been mostly a not in the mood to write thing and not knowing what to write about. I am going to try to change this and start out fresh.

With that I will give a bit of what is going in my life.

Work, well is work. I am a self employed cleaner in our family buisness. Maid service is out meat and potatoes but we also do anything that is cleaning. New constructions, home and apartment move ins and move outs, estate clean outs, window cleaning and much more. I will be posting some of my more interesting work moments from time to time.

My main daily playtime is spent playing video games. Yup, been a gamer for more years than i feel like confessing to right now. PC gaming is my main joy but I also play games on both my Android phone and tablet. I plan on writing about any games that I am playing.

Weekend trips. This is something that I have been doing for the past 4 years and going into year 5 of doing a weekend trip once a month. This is something I do mostly because my work does not allow for me to take actual vacations and I have found that they keep me mostly sane. I will let you, my readers, be the judge of my sanity.

The weekend trips will become a main focus on my blog. I will be posting reviews from places that I stay, eat and adventure at as well as a bit about my weekend adventures.  I am a member of the HiltonHonors program making my hotel of choice to be a Hilton property. I am planning on putting some focus on writing about my trips.

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Posted by on February 19, 2018 in Life as it is


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