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Rained Out Plans

30 May

May’s weekend trip has come and passed. Had made my plans to visit Dinosaur State Park and enjoy the outside activities. My stay was at the Hilton Gardens Inn Hartford North/Bradley Int’l Airport in Windsor Connecticut.

Fridays work day ended well, and I was headed for the Inn around 3:00. I had already done an online check-in, so it was just a matter of getting my key cards and headed to my room. The room was nice and clean, and the temperature was very comfortable after a warm day outside. A quick shower and off to dinner and a bit of fun shopping.

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Dinner was at a restaurant that I have not eaten at previously, TGI Fridays. My server, Susane, was very friendly and helpful. Dinner was the Center cut Sirloin and shrimp, a bowl of the White Cheddar Broccoli Cheese Soup and I finished with the Red Velvet Sparkler Cake, Dinner was very filling, and I took more than half of my dessert back to my room with me.

A quick stop by Bookends Adult Superstore for a little browsing. I ended up picking myself up a new toy for the weekend. Let’s just say, I made a good choice. The store itself was fun to visit, the staff where pleasant and knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable.

Back to my room for a relaxing evening. Good sleep overnight. Breakfast in the morning was a buffet from the Inn. Had a made to order ham and cheese omelet and a short stack of pancakes with some sugar free syrup.

My plans for the day was to visit the Dinosaur State Park to wander around the outside area. Unfortunately, with the morning came rain and put damper on my plans. For a change up, I decided to find a place to play a little billiards. There is a Dave and Buster’s in Hartford and I know most of them have tables, so that became my first destination. Not really difficult to find as it is located near the mall, plenty of parking available.

As a weekend full of unfortunates, this location of Dave and Buster’s does not have billiard tables. I did spend about an hour playing some games of chance before I headed out to find a billiards table. A quick Google search for billiards and Hartford had me setting my GPS to Nomad Adventure Quest.

A 15-minute drive brought me to the parking lot for Nomads. The parking lot was rather large and packed. From what I could see, Nomads is a large, indoor entertainment complex. Besides the billiards I also saw a basketball court, a lazar tag arena, a small short order restaurant, a bar and a lot of games to earn tickets from.

As the weekend was shaping up for me, the billiards where not available for rental due to an event that was going on that day. I did not feel like playing any of the games as I had already done enough of that at Dave and Buster’s. So, back to my car and off to find something to do.

Sadly, I could not come up with anything. I decided to get some lunch and head back to my room for a relaxing afternoon. Got a chicken cutlet sub with an order of onion rings at the Family Pizzeria in Windsor. The sandwich and rings made for a tasty lunch.

Spent a little time with my new toy, had a shower and relaxed doing some channel surfing. Didn’t really find anything interesting so I took a nap. I woke refreshed and headed out for dinner. Ended up getting Wendy’s, a Ranch Asiago Club and fries. I know, I should be eating better but I was not in the mood for a sit-down dinner this night.

Back to my room and settled in for a good night’s sleep. The morning came with another breakfast, this time I settled on light fare, mostly because my day was going to be filled with driving. But before the drive came a Formula One race, watched while talking to my friends on Skype. Fun race.

Got myself together and checked out. The drive home took about 2 and a half hours, the weather was nice, and the traffic was light. It made for a nice drive.

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Travel, Weekend Trips

 

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