Now onto Saturday of my weekend recap. Erin and I woke up early and made our way down to Connecticut to begin our casino weekend. We initially wanted to hit up the Mystic Aquarium first. The huge parking lot was nearly filled to capacity and the line outside was long. We decided to put off the aquarium until Sunday, so we could actually see things without being engulfed by hoards of rabid children, and parents with strollers. We grabbed lunch early at Mystic Pizza. Yup, the same one from the movie! The pizza was really good and they play the movie on a loop while you’re seated. But alas, the pizza did not give me a fortune, like I had hoped. I guess it’s not mystical.
Mystic is a pretty town right on the water. So after lunch, we walked and poked around in local shops. It was a warm day so we enjoyed the sunshine along the water. After we finished wandering around, we wanted to do some shopping at the Mohegan Sun casino. I’ve never been to Mohegan, but I like their shopping selection more than Foxwoods. I guess I didn’t realize how much smaller it is than Foxwoods, but they had cool decor.
We did some shopping and wandered around the casino that afternoon. I’m not sure if I would ever stay at Mohegan Sun. It’s a nice casino, but it is much smaller than Foxwoods. Plus Foxwoods has outlets opening nearby, so the good shopping will be there too. But overall, had a good experience. By the time we left, it was time to check into our hotel. The hotel was nice but super thin walls. Our asshole neighbors woke us up at 3:30am with yelling and constantly having someone knock on their door. So I will likely not stay there again, despite the hotel being decent.
Once we checked in, we got ourselves ready for Foxwoods. The hotel has a shuttle service to the casino, so we didn’t have to worry about driving around. Once we got there, we got a table at the Hard Rock Cafe. We had dinner and some seriously delicious drinks. I’m still dreaming about my raspberry limeade! We did some gambling and drinking afterwards. I gambled $20 and got up to $30 at one point. By the time I cashed out, I ended up with $15 left. I guess it’s not bad to only lose $5, right?