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July 15th, 2008 – by: freak0ut
We arrived in Hartford and headed to Avis to pick up our rental car. We got an SUV of some type, and although we all agreed it would have been really cool to get a convertible, we were all smart enough to know that it would have been cool for all of thirty seconds. I imagine that a less experienced traveler, or maybe someone with a bald head, may have thought otherwise. While we were at Avis, we also got water from a water dispenser, which was served in styrofoam cups. I guess Connecticut hates the environment. We got in our car and I'm pretty sure we got lost while we were still in the parking lot, or maybe someone just had to use the bathroom.
Connecticut has a lot of trees. I have little else to report about the highway. We drove across half the state and we saw a dinosaur holding a cup of Coca Cola and about 70,000 trees. If we had been playing travel bingo in the car, no one would have won the game. But that's no different from any road trip, in any state. I drove through the entire state of Georgia once and all I saw were trees as well. Well, trees and Waffle Houses. If you've seen one tree/Waffle House, you've seen them all. We arrived in Mystic and parked at the top of a hill I would later learn was the biggest hill in North America. But we were all really hungry, and we were walking down the hill. The only thing I really wanted at the time was a skateboard, so I could get down the hill faster.
Once inside, it took us awhile to decide what to order. There were five of us and we had to keep repeating what we liked or didn't like. We all ordered water, just like a bunch of skinny bitches. We even ordered water for Libby, who wasn't even at the table at the time. We finally settled on a large half cheese, half garlic and a large mushroom, green pepper, tomato and pepperoni. Then we took pictures of each other while we waited. The pizza finally got there, and we dove in. I don't think any of us had eaten all day, and it was noon now. The pizza was not "the best in the world" but it was a good lunch, and I'd definitely go back if there was one in my area.
We went outside and took pictures in front of the restaurant, and then we walked through the streets.
We then got in our rental car and drove to Rhode Island, just to say we went to Rhode Island. I've been to Rhode Island, so I have nothing to add to my states traveled to map, but I was down with that nonetheless. Only three of us got out of the car when we got to Westerly, Rhode Island. We discovered a cute little park, and there was a fountain there which appeared to talk out loud. We also found one of those old fire call boxes on the street. It actually appeared operational, but I don't know why it would be because 1.) the fire station was only down the street, shouting would be fine and 2.) the telephone was invented in 1876, which was like over a hundred years ago already.
We went back to Mystic Pizza because we had folks back home who wanted some.
We made it back to the airport. The B Terminal of Bradley is like a ghost town! It was actually scary to me. I couldn't even buy a newspaper there. I also got into a fight with this old codger who took a newspaper from me at security. I totally let her win, though.
Quotes of the Trip:
Libby: If we had a GPS, it would be saying 'repositioning.'
Quita: What happens in Mystic, stays in Mystic.
Libby: That cop is like 'what are these prostitutes doing?'
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