A Day in the Mohegan Sun
By Patricia Q. Mc Dougald
The big bus pulled away promptly at 8:30a.m. on October 19 with
35 happy souls aboard. Another successful Turtle Bay Association
outing. This day trip was to the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
It took a beautiful 2 1/2 hour drive through an artist's palette
of autumnal colors to reach our destination - and much less time
for many of us to reach our money-loss limit! But, hey, they gave
us a coupon for a free lunch! Just keep in mind what they say about
free lunches . . .
The Sun casino is housed in a striking hotel - a rather glitzy
36-floor glass structure set by rolling hills on the Thames River.
The fun of gambling in such attractive surroundings made me not
mind feeling I was part of a cunningly conceived way of exacting
retribution for all American Indians for that string-of-beads-for-Manhattan
Mohegan Sun, like Foxwoods, is humongous - big enough to keep you
aware that money is not the only thing in a constant state of being
With only a day at Mohegan, we were mostly interested in gambling.
And if you're a gambling soul with more than a couple of shekels
to lose, this is the place for you. There is a plethora of restaurants.
Some of us made the mistake of choosing a buffet where the wait
in line turned out to be 45 minutes - who knew! The food was fine
and, if you didn't care to gamble but would like other diversions,
there were all kinds of entertainment: cabaret, theatre, a ballroom,
an arena, convention center, cocktail lounges, bars, shops, and
on and on - whatever you needed to help lighten the load in your
wallet. And it was pretty!
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