JoDo Chasing Rainbows

Connecticut round up

I cannot believe we have been here six weeks already.  It was a fun time.  I attended my 30th high school reunion, which was a blast.  I got to spend time with family and friends. I would like to give you a round up of my favorite places and services that I used while in Connecticut.

Food – I love coming home to eat.  I won’t eat lobster (Go Fish) if I am not at home. Here are a few places that I ate that I highly recommend.

  • Pizza Plaza – 944 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT 860-445-1111  (best Genoa grinders ever!)
  • Red36 – 2 Washington Street Mystic, CT 860-536-3604
  • Go Fish and Pink Basil in Olde Mystic Village (Exit 90 off I95)

I try to be mindful of self care.  I get a massage about every 30 days for the past five years.  This has been part of me properly taking care of myself.  I found a great therapist who was near our RV Park.  What I loved best is that you could book your appointment on line.  Betsy has excellent hands.  She is very professional and puts you at ease from the moment of meeting her.  Simply Massage is located on Main Street in Mystic.  I was able to fit in two appointments while I was in town.  I recommend the 60 minute Swedish massage with hot stones.  You will thank me.

I needed to get my roots colored while I was in town.  I received a great recommendation from a friend.  Natalie D’Angelo, owner of Simply Gorgeous in New London, knocked off my socks with her coloring technique.  I dare say she is better than the colorist that I had in Atlanta.  She will be the only person coloring my hair when we are in the area.

Tell me your favorite spots in the area.



Massachusetts through pictures

Boston and its surrounding areas is so beautiful.  We took too many pictures to count.  Here is what we have left.  We choose not to drive our RV to Massachusetts.  Boston is about two hours from where we parked in Connecticut.  We choose to stay in a hotel since we wanted to be near the T so that we could take public transportation while in the area.  The hotel we stayed at was awful.  Please do not stay at the Best Western on Massachusetts Avenue.  The hotel management tried to blame the problems around the hotel on homelessness.  This was not a homeless problem but a drug problem.  In our first few minutes at the hotel we saw two people OD.  Ambulances and police were a constant presence. We could not safely walk to to the T.  They hotel had a shuttle that would take us back and forth.  If I was in a RV park I would have just left.  We couldn’t get our money back so we stayed the one night we were booked.  Otherwise our trip to Boston was wonderful.

Boston Commons and Boston Public Garden

African Meeting House

Harvard and surrounding campus

Charles River

Chinatown and the T