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Hartford County

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  • Day15

    Barbecue in Windsor CT

    June 23, 2017 in the United States

    Well......TA's no. 1 in Windsor, right next door to the hotel was an experience!
    All the great and the good of the backwoods, including ourselves, were there. A queue of 10 minimum throughout our visit. It's a popular place. And it's easy to see why!
    We opted for the 2-meat combo for me: chicken, pulled pork with sides of beans and broccoli salad. MTC went for the half-chicken. Both with sweet sauce. A Sea Hag IPA for me and water for MTC. In case I wouldn't have enough,
    I ignored the no-starters rule and had the wings. There were other sauces on the table, e.g. Kansas Sweet, Texas hot pepper and two others. The plastic cutlery and the kitchen roll of paper were also handily set out on the table.
    The photos tell it all. Words fail me as I try to describe the food. The chicken was dry but plentiful. The pulled pork was juicy. The beans were not vegetarian. I found a slice of Texas sausage in mine. There was a sauce on the beans but it seemed to have an undercurrent of sugar or maybe molasses. An exquisite challenge to my sheltered tastebuds. The wings were juicer than my previous attempt, at the Puritan Backroom, but the sauce was not as nice.
    We did our best. The dryness of the chicken defeated us in the end. I ate all my wings, all my pulled pork and my broccoli salad, most of the chicken and about a third of the beans. The IPA was delicious. Fittingly, Sea Hag is brewed by the New England Brewery in Woodbridge CT about 50 miles south of here, just north of New Haven where our tour began two weeks ago.
    Having missed out on the Big Pig Rig on the way out, in nearby Meriden, we have at last ticked the barbecue box. Once and done, y'all. Maybe we didn't miss out after all.
    After scraping off the prison-canteen tin trays, on which the food is served, into the waste bins we departed exhausted and sadly the wiser. Another VLL.
    And an extra month's deferral of my medical checkup after I get back.
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  • Day15

    Hartford CT

    June 23, 2017 in the United States

    After a humid morning in Old Sturbridge, we set out for Hartford, CT's state capital. Marcy did well navigating the route in to the city, avoiding car pooling lanes as she was instructed. If only everyone took instruction so readily!
    After parking we walked to Main Street and stopped off in Dunkin Donuts for a frozen coffee, which is not the same as an iced coffee, as I discovered. I think we jumped the queue as we came at the counter from the other side. Nobody said anything, so it was ok!
    While there is a bit of a breeze here, it is still quite humid, so we've decided to return to the car and drive to the state Capitol and Mark Twain's house. We did a drive by of the Capitol and took photos out the window.
    Stopped for gas on the way to Mark Twain's. The nice Indian or Pakistani gentleman engaged me in conversation and when I explained I was foreign, took the time to explain to me how the prepay system worked. I prepaid $35 ( revolut worked fine - it was a Shell garage. VLL) and the fill took $33. As instructed, I went back into the station and he charged $33. He said the system was to stop people from filling up and driving away. He asked me how the system worked in Ireland and he said that was the same in US until a few years ago. He went on to tell me that last week a lady pulled up, left the car running and came in to the shop to prepay. When she turned to leave - her car was gone!
    I am still awaiting the credit of $2, as I also await $50 credit from D Hotel. I've also discovered that I was charged twice for parking in Hartford. Revolut support is shut at the moment, weekend hours.
    Anyway, all set for the logistics of the final fill of petrol before leaving the car back on Sunday morning. The car rental guy wants to see the receipt, presumably to check time and date of the fill. I plan to photograph the dashboard display.
    Stopped at Mark Twain's but opted not to visit, even with the benefit of the senior's discount! I hate MT because I had to do Huckleberry Finn for the Inter. MTC bought a fridge magnet and a journal (Van Gogh, not Mark Twain).
    Headed north to Windsor along with everybody else in CT, or so it seemed.
    A very cheerful and friendly gentleman at reception, recognised the accent because Aer Lingus now fly into Hartford. The Bear Smokehouse, rated No. 1 on TA is right next door. It's a sign!
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  • Day22

    State House in Hartford, Connecticut

    August 16, 2016 in the United States

    Continuing our political tour of New England, we detoured half hour this morning to take in a running tour of the Connecticut State House. Apparently sometimes called the 'most beautiful ugly building' (according to Lonely Planet) due to the myriad of architectural styles, we thought it was amongst the nicest state houses we had seen so far. Each State House has had a hall of flags, showcasing their states Civil War flags which is always very impressive. Sadly the public galleries to the chambers weren't open so we were reduced to peering through doorways. On to New York's State House now, in Albany.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Hartford County, مقاطعة هارتفورد, Хартфорд, হার্টফোর্ড কাউন্টি, Condado de Hartford, Hartfordi maakond, Hartford konderria, شهرستان هارتفورد، کنتیکت, Comté de Hartford, Hartford megye, Հարտֆորդ շրջան, Contea di Hartford, ハートフォード郡, Hartford Kūn, Hrabstwo Hartford, ہارٹفورڈ کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Hartford, Округ Хартфорд, Гартфорд, ہارٹفورڈ کاؤنٹی، کنیکٹیکٹ, Quận Hartford, Condado han Hartford, 哈特福德縣

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