Monday, March 1, 2010
Great weekend in New England
Put it in the books! Another weekend well spent living the life of royalty.
I got up early Saturday morning walked a mile and a half to Avis and picked up some fresh wheels to head up North to New England. I went to Astoria to pick up the King and off we went to Boston to start our day.
We arrived in Beantown at Noon with the Celtics and Nets starting at 1PM, we had plenty of time. I went to park the car in a nearby garage for a mere $10. A few other garages in the area were getting $25 to park. Royalty knows all the ways to get more bang for the buck. The Royalty slogan is to minimize cost and maximize enjoyment. That's just another example of the Royalty way. We know we have to pay to park in Boston at that time of the day so we do it as economical as possible.
After the game, we drove 55 miles to Worcester, Massachusetts to see a minor league hockey game. First we stopped off at the Ninety Nine Restaurant, which is a chain in the New England as well as the Philadelphia area. We went in and had ourselves a hearty dinner that was fit for a Prince and a King.
After the game, we drove 25 miles to Sturbridge, MA where we spent the night at a Days Inn.
We woke up in the morning and started the day off right by going to Cracker Barrel, a favorite restaurant of Royalty. If you like Southern style food you can't go wrong here. While you wait to be seated you can go shopping in their Country store. On the weekends, this place is always jam packed. Smart people like royalty know where to go to eat a good meal.
After eating, we drove 36 miles to Storrs, Connecticut, home of the Connecticut Huskies. We visited the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion for the first time. It was a very nice experience seeing a college basketball game right on campus. You can't beat the college atomosphere. It a rare home game in Storrs. The Huskies play a number of home games in Hartford at XL Center which used the Hartford Civic Center back in the day.
After the gane, on our way back home we capped off the trip by indulging in a nice steak dinner at the Texas Roadhouse in West Haven, CT which just past New Haven. Another great meal for us.
Unfortunately after dinner it was time to go home. As they say all good things have to come to an end. At least for royalty they end temporarily until the next getaway.
I returned in the morning before heading into work. I wound up driving 507 miles for the 2 days I rented the car.
If you want to get a taste of royalty, please feel free to consult me.