Adventures in Connecticut! **Pic Heavy**

Postby randi81 » July 30th, 2007, 9:35 pm

Alright, so, I LOVED Connecticut (mostly). I didn't like the fact that there are no waves on the beaches, cuz it kinda feels like swimming in a salty lake. The house we stayed in was PHENOMENAL! My cousin's friend owns it, so we got a seriously discounted rate ~ that house was recently appraised at 2.7mil. I was like :shock: !! Anyways, yeah. 4 days wasn't enough time.. I wanna go again for a week. Now, on to the pictures!

The beach we stayed on, Point O' Woods private beach.
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Same beach at sunset.
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2 of my little sisters, Cheyenne and Kristen.
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Kristen and I.
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Just me.
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Cory puts new meaning to the term "beach bum"...
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The house and pier we stayed on.
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The power boat we rented (story on this to follow)..
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Captain Cory
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Me looking like I'm watching paint dry
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All of us kids..
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Cory and I swimming in the Long Island Sound.
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Mohegan Sun ~ "Casino of the Sky" This was in the new hotel part
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And the casino floor in the old part
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Now, for the story surrounding the boat. We rented the boat for $55/hour, plus the cost of gas, plus they held onto the credit card in case we trashed the boat, in which case -- it's an automatic $500 deductible. If the damage you do only costs $60 to fix, they still hang onto the deductible until the boat is fixed, then they refund you the difference.

SO, none of us have ever driven a power boat before. We told the girls (yes, like 15yr old girls were running this dock) we're nautically challenged, and they said, "Oh don't worry, there's no way you can mess it up" Okay whatever. So we're out in the channel, on our way out to the Niantic river, and the water is so freaking shallow that the propeller is dragging in the sand. Cory pushed the button to make the motor higher up in the water, and we went back to the dock to see what the problem is. She said she didn't know, but I figured it was weight, so my cousin Tab got out, and I moved my big a$$ up front. Then we were fine. We were out for about 2 hours having a BLAST of a time, come back, and we find that now it's 2 15yr old BOYS running the dock. I went to go pay, and the kid went to inspect the boat. He said we trashed the propeller. :shock: I explained to him that we TOLD the girl that the prop was hitting sand, we fixed the situation, and she said everything is fine. This little bastard wouldn't give me my $500 back!!! I looked at the prop, and ALL that's "trashed" is there is a tiny bit of the black paint missing. Here's what it looks like:
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So he tells me that to fix this, they're gonna have to take the entire propeller off and replace the WHOLE THING. I said are you freaking kidding me? I have a black magic marker in my bag - do you want me to draw the paint back on? He started smart mouthing me, saying how I'm a "retarded tourist" and I wouldn't know a trashed propeller from my as$hole. :x This kid was right up in my face yelling stuff at me, so I pushed him off the dock. :haloGreen: What can I say, I have a severe anger management problem. So whatever, he gave us an estimate of $275 to fix the prop, and they'd refund the remainder of the deductible then. It's not scratched, not dented, not bent. How can that cost $275? I called a bunch of boat places today, and they all quoted me between $50 and $80. I gathered all my info and research, and called the little bastard kids and asked to speak to the owner. I tell the dumb little girl who I am, and why I want to speak to her MOTHER, she yells "she ain't here". I explain that I have pictures, I called around for a few estimates, and they are trying to scam me. I say I've called my bank and put a hold on my account, so good luck trying to pull out the $500. I hang up. Mom calls me back 10 minutes later and apologizes for the entire situation (she watched it all on surveillance), and quoted me a price of $65 to fix it, and she'll refund my $500 immediately. She didn't say anything about me pushing her son off of the dock...... :|
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 30th, 2007, 9:49 pm

THAT IS AWESOME that you pushed him off the dock!!! Good for you. Glad it got resolved properly.

And gorgeous pics, otherwise!
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Postby cheekymunkee » July 30th, 2007, 9:49 pm

Bwahahahaha!!! GREAT pics!
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Postby luvmypitties » July 30th, 2007, 11:02 pm

Looks like a great time! Beautiful house!

And I wish you had pictures or even better a video of you pushing him off the dock. That would be great!
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Postby randi81 » July 31st, 2007, 12:28 am

haha Thanks, guys. :) It would have been great to have been recording the dock incident, but I didn't plan it. Sorry! :(
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Postby Jenn » July 31st, 2007, 12:36 am

Pretty pictures, I can't believe you pushed him off the dock. :shock: Thank god you didn't get charges pressed on you, or worse. That sunset is beautiful!
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Postby randi81 » July 31st, 2007, 2:14 am

On July 31 2007, 12:36 AM, Jenn wrote:Pretty pictures, I can't believe you pushed him off the dock. :shock: Thank god you didn't get charges pressed on you, or worse. That sunset is beautiful!


I know, I thought about that after the fact. I need to learn impulse control.
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Postby iluvk9 » July 31st, 2007, 6:27 am

LMAO RANDI!!!! You are too freaking funny! I can SO see you pushing the kid into the water!!

That area you stayed in looks beautiful. I love the house and dock photo.

Your captions are great - especially the Cory ones. Does he know we talk about him here? 8)
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Postby randi81 » July 31st, 2007, 11:04 am

On July 31 2007, 6:27 AM, iluvk9 wrote:Your captions are great - especially the Cory ones. Does he know we talk about him here? 8)


Nope, he has no idea. He has no idea that I took pictures of him sleeping on the beach, either. :D
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Postby iluvk9 » July 31st, 2007, 1:20 pm

Did you play at Mohegan? I like Atlantic City better because there is so much to do when you run out of gambling money after, ya know, an hour.

My friend and I often take the ferry there - they have a gazillion buses lined up on the other side in CT which take you there or Foxwoods. Mohegan often has some good bands playing "for free" in that round part.
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Postby girlie » July 31st, 2007, 6:18 pm

LMAO

OMG Randi you are too funny!!

Looks like ya'll had a great time.
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Postby Wyldmoonwoman » July 31st, 2007, 6:41 pm

On July 31 2007, 1:20 PM, iluvk9 wrote:Did you play at Mohegan? I like Atlantic City better because there is so much to do when you run out of gambling money after, ya know, an hour.

My friend and I often take the ferry there - they have a gazillion buses lined up on the other side in CT which take you there or Foxwoods. Mohegan often has some good bands playing "for free" in that round part.


Did you say Atlantic City!!!!!


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Postby randi81 » July 31st, 2007, 10:25 pm

On July 31 2007, 1:20 PM, iluvk9 wrote:Did you play at Mohegan? I like Atlantic City better because there is so much to do when you run out of gambling money after, ya know, an hour.

My friend and I often take the ferry there - they have a gazillion buses lined up on the other side in CT which take you there or Foxwoods. Mohegan often has some good bands playing "for free" in that round part.


I blew like, 20 bucks at Mohegan.. I didn't like it AT ALL. All of the tables (black jack, craps, poker, etc) had $50 minimums! I found ONE craps table with a $10 minimum, but nobody was winning. I like Atlantic City MUCH better!! The poker tables at Resorts in AC are my favorite.. $10 minimum... I won $475 there last year. Then they keep feeding you free drinks, and I blew it all again. But yeah, Mohegan is just TOO BIG, too much commotion. I did watch the band play in the area you're talking about called the "Wolf's Den". I saw They Might Be Giants. :D

That casino is fashioned more for your *high rollers*, I think. Which, being unemployed, makes me a very, very low roller. :|
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Postby iluvk9 » August 1st, 2007, 6:35 am

Ahhh....another Gambling Friend. :greenWave:

Ever go to the overpriced, Borgata in AC? :shock:

We stick with Tropicana, Resorts and Ballys. I refuse to go to Trump because I never got good comps from him so I am boycotting his casinos. BUT, I do go in, put my card in a slot machine, and play 25 cents. JUST so Donald knows I was there. I'll show him! Pffft....
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Postby ProudBullyMama » August 5th, 2007, 3:38 am

lmao U & I could never hang together...we'd be some locked up-for some dumb shyt azzes LOL I have chronic anger mgmt issues myself...
U go girl..i woulda knocked his dumbazz into the water too! LMAO :clap: :clap:
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Postby SpiritFngrz » September 5th, 2007, 3:45 pm

funny story!
Yah, CT has few waves because of the sound. RI beaches have much better waves! glad you had a good time though...did you get a chance to hit up Mystic?
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Postby randi81 » September 5th, 2007, 6:23 pm

funny story!
Yah, CT has few waves because of the sound. RI beaches have much better waves! glad you had a good time though...did you get a chance to hit up Mystic?


Didn't get to Mystic this trip... but we're definitely going next time. I heard lots of cool stuff about it. :)
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