Thursday, February 14, 2008

Your Invited To Barbara's 60th Birthday Bash

Four Fun Filled Days in July
Commencing Thursday,
July 17 Thru Sunday, July 20th

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

T F Green Airport
located south of Providence, RI in Warwick, RI
(If you are flying and need a ride from the airport, please use T F Green Airport in Rhode Island)
Bradley International Airport
located north of Hartford in Windsor Locks, CT.

Amtrak to New London, CT.

Driving Directions:
From Chicago take I-80/I-94 --Turnpike through Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania preferred route is through Wilkes-Barre Scranton to I-84 this will go through New York and cross into Connecticut. Consult Mapquest for detailed directions.

Canterbury, CT is located in the northeast corner of Connecticut near I-395. No matter which route you take you will end up on I-395.
EXIT 83A- toward LISBON/CANTERBURY. At the end of the ramp make a left. Next intersection will be a stop sign/blinking light. Continue straight (other options are to go to the left or turn right)
Go north on Rte. 169 for approx. 10 miles on 169 to the next stop sign/blinking red light. This is Rte 14 (Prudence Crandall Museum is on the SW corner).
Turn left on Rte 14. We are the first house (big red house across from the pond) behind Prudence Crandall on the left across the street from Dunkin Donuts.

(If you chose to take I-84 East to New York City, you are on your own. Suggestion-- it is easier to take the Tappan Zee Bridge to I-95 than going through New York City and over the George Washington Bridge. Consult Mapquest. Rand McNally, your GPS or a crystal ball for this route.)

Where To Stay

Holiday Inn Express
18 Pratt Rd
Plainfield, CT 06374

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express. The reservation is under my name. Please make sure you give them that information when making your reservation. Room rate is $109.00 per night. (Rooms will be held at this price until June 1st.) This will include a continental breakfast. There is also an indoor pool available, plus the Holiday Inn does sell discounted tickets to area events.The Holiday Inn Express Plainfield is under 5 miles to the house. It is approximately 35 miles from TF Green Airport and 70 miles from Bradley Hartford International Airport.

For other area motels check this website:

Tentative Party Menu

Tentative Party Menu:
Friday, July 18th

(Seafood as available: lobster, shrimp, crabs, steamers, plus sausage, cole slaw, corn.)

Saturday, July 19th
Featuring Fruit Dumplings & other delicacies imported from Josie’s in Stickney, IL

Places To Go, Things To Do

There will be no PONY RIDES or PARTY GAMES. Instead the Quiet Corner of Connecticut, Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island offer many activities to keep you from being bored.

Mystic, CT

Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Seaport Village

Mystic Pizza

Old Mistick Village(across the street from Mystic Aquarium)

Connecticut Wine Trail(Eastern Trail)

Ocean Beach Park – New London, CT(on Long Island Sound)

Misquamicut Beach – Westerly, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island

Old Sturbridge Village

Yankee Candle Village
Sturbridge, MA Flagship Store, South Deerfield, MA

Foxwoods-Ledyard, CT

Mohegan Sun—Uncasville, CT