Sunday, June 23, 2013
Hartford '13 - Day Two #nsnc13
For my fellow #nsnc13 attendees, here are a few more pictures from our advance arrival expeditions.
Yesterday, Mrs. That Dan Guy and I headed off to Foxwoods, a giant casino and hotel complex located about an hour away from Hartford - where our conference will take place next week.
Along the way, our drive cut through the stunning greenery of Connecticut in the spring. Maybe summer, I hear that is a thing in warmer climates. We're from Canada, so "summer" is often like other whispered legends you hear of, such as Sasquatch and harmonious bi-partisanship...
To get to Foxwoods, you pass through the waterfront town of Norwich, a picturesque little city that is seemingly still struggling to return from the ravages of the recession. Lots of vacant businesses, and homes - but it is worth stopping to have a walk around. Have lunch on the wharf, only about 40 minutes away from Hartford.
Further down the highway (interstate?), our ultimate destination was Foxwoods, and a date later that evening with SNL's head writer Seth Meyers (review to come shortly in a separate post) to see his standup act.
But until then, we had time to kill! Exploring the sprawling, horseshoe-shaped complex and the multitude of casinos it hosts, lunch at another Hard Rock Cafe, so that we could check one more off of our to-see list, and did we mention casinos??
After a beating to start our day with the slots, our luck turned just before the show. Had to extract Mrs. That Dan Guy from a hot slot as the curtain was rising for Mr. Meyers. My review is the next thing I will be posting, after this one is up and shared on my social media sites.