Tag: Connecticut

Pic(k) of the Week – First Night in Danbury

“Hey Shorty,” grinned the man on the stilts and then cheekily added “well, that’s all of you!” Stilt walkers from Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade could be seen walking and cracking jokes near the Palace Theatre in Danbury on …

Ice Ice Baby

Waterbury based ice carving company Ice Matters was part of Danbury’s First Night 2010 -2011 celebrations. Covered from head to toe in rain-proof gear, chef-turned-ice-carver  Matt  sawed away at the  ice with unwavering concentration stopping only to smooth the …

Thought of the Week

Every time I see a gingerbread house I think of Hansel and Gretel. Yup, suddenly the drawings and even the staid fonts of my big fat Grimm’s Fairy Tales appear out of nowhere and am drawn into a …

African Penguins Join the List

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is located in Mystic just off Exit 90 on Interstate 95 and is one of those places in Connecticut which makes for a perfect day trip any time of the year. We visited the Aquarium on …

Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino – A Grand Getaway

Owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods Resort and Casino is the largest casino in the Western Hemisphere. No, America’s biggest casino is not on the Las Vegas Strip or Atlantic City Boardwalk, it’s in Mashantucket, …

Meet New England’s Beluga Whales

Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut  packs in quite a punch. It has a one-acre outdoor habitat which consists of three interconnected pools holding more than 750,000 gallons of water­, making it one of the largest outdoor beluga whale exhibits in the United …

Connecticut’s Castle Craig

Every now and then I want to write about an offbeat destination in Connecticut, which doesn’t get the attention it deserves when it comes to tourism. If you want expansive views of New England and a touch of Scotland, you should …

The Town of Kent Tops the List

For the better part of the 19th century, Kent was one of Connecticut’s leading iron-producing towns. These days it is best described as “quaint”. We have driven through the town a couple of times…once stopping at the super expensive …