Penny's Story

A cute little drummer living her dream.

Foxwoods with The Darling Boyfriend

So, my mom had some more free nights at Foxwoods, so I asked her if I could have one for me and my Darling Boyfriend. She said yes, and he and I went on Wednesday and stayed over Wednesday night and came home Thursday morning.

We left around 11:00 AM and got there about 1:00 PM on Wednesday. We went upstairs and threw our stuff in the room and then went and had lunch at Fuddrucker’s. I’ve only eaten at a Fuddrucker’s once before. I had basically the same impression this time that I did the other time: it’s good, but I do not agree that it’s the “World’s Greatest Hamburger.” We had a great time talking over lunch, though, like it seems we almost always do.

After lunch we went to see the Bodies Revealed exhibit. I’ve been sort of interested in seeing the exhibit for a while, and seeing it with my boyfriend was just amazing. He’s a wicked anatomy geek, so seeing bodies in various states of dissection with him was pretty interesting; he was like a kid in a candy shop. It was a little disturbing for me at certain points (the pregnant woman was really hard to take), but in general I just found it fascinating. The section on blood vessels was amazing (there was one exhibit that was just the blood vessels from an arm – so the blood vessels formed the shape of an arm – amazing). I loved looking at the bones and muscles and ligaments and tendons on the hands and arms; that was very informative to me as a drummer/drum teacher.

In the reproductive section there was what seemed to be an innocuous little note next to the female reproductive organs: “A woman is born with all the eggs she’ll ever have.” That sort of touched a nerve in me, and I had to catch my breath for a second. My Darling Boyfriend was amazing, because he totally understood why I was upset and was just really caring in that moment.

After the Bodies Revealed exhibit we went back up to the room and had a pretty heavy talk about future and kids and plans and all of that (more in the general sense, not really talking about “us” having kids “together” yet – I think it’s a little soon for that discussion, honestly).

We got some rest, and then took some time and made our own, more intimate, version of revealed bodies. 🙂

After our private anatomy lesson, we got dressed and headed off to dinner. I wore this cute little mini-skirt (~very~ mini) and tube top with a sweater and really cool boots.

We went to David Burke Prime for dinner, and it was quite probably the best meal I’ve ever had. I went to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse earlier this year in Philadelphia, and that was fantastic, but this meal was a notch above that. We started with appetizers; Darling Boyfriend got calamari and I had a special that was two lollipop lamb chops with little pumpkin cakes. We shared the apps, and I couldn’t decide which was my favorite taste. I guess I’d have to go with the pumpkin cakes, but everything was out of this world. I was drinking a mixed drink with a few different alcohols (it was a fruity girlie drink) and Darling Boyfriend was drinking Guinness.

For our main course he got the twin filets with shrimp, and I got the 40-day aged ribeye. I also ordered a special side that was a cauliflower dish. My steak was most probably the best steak I’ve ever had. It was perfect. Simply perfect. Darling Boyfriend really enjoyed his dinner as well, and I gave him the bone from my steak to gnaw on. The cauliflower dish was very good, but possibly the only thing during the meal that wasn’t absolutely stupendous, only excellent.

We got two desserts to share: mini ice cream cones and peach donuts with dipping sauce. I also decided to get some Disarono on the rocks to top off the dessert course. The dessert was amazing; the little ice cram cones (with assorted flavors of ice cream) were awesome, and the peach donuts were one of the most incredible things I’ve ever had. The amaretto was, as I knew it would be, delicious.

Every bite of this meal seemed to just get better and better. I was overwhelmed by the joy and taste in every bite. I am given to hyperbole, I know that, but I really do think this was the best overall meal from beginning to end that I’ve ever had. I can not say enough positive things about the experience. I’m sure the fact that I had just enjoyed an experience of one type of physical exctasy before this gastronomic delight only added to the bliss, but I still think this meal will always stand out in my memory as truly special (having shared it with Darling Boyfriend certainly made it even that much more lovely).

Just. Wow. What an amazing meal.

After dinner we went for a stroll out by the outdoor pool. It was a lovely night, though it was starting to get a little chilly, so we didn’t last too long outside. But I really wanted to go for a walk outside, so I’m glad we did, even for just a little bit.

We went back up to the room and Darling Boyfriend gave me a massage. Oh my. What did I say earlier about bliss? Let me tell you, having a boyfriend that’s an anatomy geek sure makes the massages divine.

From the incredible sex, to the superb meal, to the divine massage, that was twelve of the most awesome hours I’ve ever had the joy of experiencing.

We woke up the next morning and went for brunch at the buffett. After brunch we explored the museum info center (someday I’ll actually get to the Pequot Museum) a little bit and then needed to head out. On our way we made a last stop in the “Tree House” (arcade). We played a bunch of air hockey and Darling Boyfriend got the better of me (I’m whipping him into shape to be able to beat his big sister this Christmas – long story, I’ll tell you sometime). We also played a trivia game, and a couple video games before heading back home.

It was amazing night away, and it feels like we crammed so much fun into those 24 hours.

Have I mentioned that I’m pretty smitten with this guy?


…I am.



  Wendy wrote @

I was drinking a mixed drink with a few different alcohols (it was a fruity girlie drink)

I’ll bet $1.00 that it was pink!

  DDA wrote @

“The section on blood vessels was amazing (there was one exhibit that was just the blood vessels from an arm – so the blood vessels formed the shape of an arm – amazing).”

When Corrvin and I saw the Body Works II exhibit, they had much the same thing for the brain, I think; it was very cool!

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