Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Real food, at last!

Cayenne and I left home at 6 am Saturday morning for our adventures
to the East. Drove all day to try to get as far as we could.
Passed Chicago and ended up the 1st night somewhere between
Lansing and Flint Michigan. Stopped at the only hotel out in that
dark wasteland,a basic Quality Inn.

Then up early, and off to Canada. Drove around Toronto and had
lunch. Toronto, especially Yonge street was a vibrant and rocking
place on a Sunday. Fascinating city, but oh, the traffic! The
freeways were crammed, seemingly unable to handle the amount of
people in that area.

Drove down to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. We stayed in a
Comfort Inn. Nice enough for that kind of place, but I really should
have picked a nicer place, rooms aren't all that expensive there,
if booked online through www.bookings.com.

On Monday, we did the Falls. Took the Walk behind the Falls tour,
took a ride on Maid of the Mist, and rode the Skylor tower to the
top to see the falls lit up at night. All totally worth it. What
wasn't worth it was the food. We had had bad road food up to this
point barring one decent Japanese meal in Toronto. In Niagara, all
food costs about triple what it does anywhere else, and the quality
was awful. We mostly ate ice cream at the Casino to keep alive.

On Tuesday we came back to the States, and drove across New York,
and Massachusetts, to Mystic Connecticut. I couldn't get into the
Inn I was planning on, so went to the Hyatt Place. After 3 nights
of bad sleep on hard beds in cheap hotels, I finally have a beautiful
room, and a soft bed!

And better yet, we our first full meal in 4 days at Noah's in
Stonington. Fresh Scallops, Clam Chowder, big salad, and really good
beer. I feel human again! We drove around Mystic at night, and now
are relaxing in our beautiful hotel room. I highly recommend this
Hyatt. Right next to the Aquarium, the Seaport, and Old Mystic,
which we will explore tomorrow.

Really looking forward to a good nights sleep.

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