After yesterday’s deluge, the weather today was crisp and bright. Not a cloud to be seen in the sky as I investigated the proximity of the closest Whole Foods store. I’ve finally given up with hotel breakfasts, something I should have done long ago. The other day at the Toronto Four Seasons I paid 26 Canadian dollars for a glass of milk. When I questioned this at the front desk upon check out, the girl just laughed, as if she thought I was joking. Natural Granola and Bio Yoghurt without added sugars are very difficult to find these days. It seems the whole world has gone sugar mad, certainly as consumers as a whole, we are addicted. I’m fighting back. With my security mini-bar emptied (you know, the ones with electronic sensors on all the slots so they know when you’ve taken a drink out) emptied and all the drinks lined up in the counter, I filled it up with my shopping.
Hotel departure was set for 3pm and we had a very short run down to Groton, New London airfield and then a drive up to the rather odd Foxwoods Casino and resort. We made an identical trip 5 years ago, I know as I recall the delicious Legal Seafood Crab Cakes we ate on the jet but today there was no food service. Instead of our usual car transport configuration we were greeted by a HUGE bus courtesy of ‘Joshua’s Limousine’ – “providing more than just a great ride”. What exactly they were providing over and above the ride (which was not great) we never found out, the mind boggles.
The transport was laid on by the venue and was gratefully accepted. 35 minutes later we pulled up at the venue, set in the middle of a beautiful forest setting, a huge concrete behemoth stands.