One of the main reasons we drove to New England was to attend Susan’s younger sister, Harriet’s 60th birthday get-together. It’s been a year and a half since we last saw Susan’s family so it was good to see them all in one place.
The get-together was held at Alta Strada restaurant, at the Foxwoods resort/casino in Connecticut. The food and service were excellent, but it was very noisy which made it hard to talk with anybody. We ran into Mark about a half hour early and he gave Susan $5 to spend on a slot machine. She won a couple extra rounds but the money ran out pretty quickly and if hadn’t been that Mark gave her the seed money she wouldn’t have done it in the first place. Although we’ve been to many resort/casinos we’re always there because of a show or a restaurant and neither of us are gamblers (nor do we really understand the urge at all).