Never Ready To Come Back (Foxwoods Recap)



The problem I have lately when I go away is that I’m never ready to come back. I get so thrown for a loop that it takes me a few days to feel back to normal and ready again for regular routine. This is what happened to me when I went to Chicago in March too.

Anyway. No one wants to hear me complain.

So hi! How are you? Is it a long weekend where you live too? The long holiday weekend is probably what’s saving me right now as I don’t have to work again until Wednesday!

I didn’t take a ton of pictures while away but I captured some of the important moments (like the food) to share with you today.

I was at Foxwoods (in Connecticut) for 3 days/2 nights. We decided to take a more relaxed, scenic route to get to Foxwoods by driving out east on Long Island through wine country and then taking the Cross Sound ferry to Connecticut.

We stopped for a quick bite to eat at the Premier Diner on the way out east. I couldn’t decide between my beloved baked oatmeal and the blueberry walnut whole pancakes but ultimately chose the pancakes.

A genius decision.

blueberry walnut whole wheat pancakes

The blueberry walnut whole wheat pancakes helped me to enjoy wine tasting without passing out.


Stopping at the diner and then driving through wine country made the trip out east in order to get to the ferry feel super fast. I couldn’t even tell you how far it was from my house to Orient Point because the ride to the wineries felt so quick! Over an hour I guess? More than that? I don’t know.


So the Cross Sound ferry allows you to bring your car so you just drive your car on board and then hang out for an hour or so until you reach Connecticut.

New York side.

cross sound ferry

Connecticut side. It was then like a 20 minute drive from the ferry to Foxwoods.

cross sound ferry

Foxwoods food highlights:

You know me, breakfast at hotels usually ends up to be oatmeal with fruit. They gave me brown sugar but I never understood the need for it since adding fruit makes the oatmeal naturally sweet enough!


I missed pictures from dinner at David Burke’s Prime (where I had the best molten chocolate cake of my life) but we also ate at Guy Fieri’s restaurant.

These are the Trash Can Nachos. They serve the nachos piled tight in a can and then remove the can from the nachos for you to eat it.

trash can nachos

I ordered this sweet potato and brussels sprouts salad thing. It was SO GOOD.

guy fiery restaurant foxwoods

Of course I had to go to Sugar Factory. Who remembers when I first went to Sugar Factory, I think it was New Year’s 2014? Hold on, let me check. Yep, here’s that post.

With so many dessert options to choose from, I just couldn’t decide what to order so we went with the chocolate cake AND a chipwich.

sugar factory chocolate cake

I loved both desserts, I can’t even pick a favorite. The chocolate cake was terrific and the chipwich was made with fresh chocolate chip cookies.

sugar factory chipwich

My son leaves for his first week of camp today! He’s doing a teen tour this summer where he travels to really fun places (including Canada!) Monday through Friday and is then home on weekends. I am really excited for him. I did a teen tour like this when I was his age! 🙂

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Linking up with Meg’s Week in Review!

Best thing you ate so far this holiday weekend?

Ever been to a Sugar Factory location? Which one and what did you order?

Are you good about coming back from vacation or do you need time to adjust to regular routine again?

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  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile July 3, 2017, 5:38 am

    Its so hard to adjust from being away! At least you have a few days off now. Im working today and am off tomorrow so its going to be impossible to get motivated today. Ive never been to Foxwoods but I always thought it was so cool to be able to take your car on the ferry to Connecticut!
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  • Marissa @ Run Riss Run July 3, 2017, 6:06 am

    I am in TX visiting a girlfriend so that meant Blue Bell ice cream last night. I am definitely an ice cream girl and Blue Bell is definitely my favorite!

    I always have a rough time of adjusting after a trip and this one should be a doozy because I’ll have been gone nearly a month by the time I get back home and I’m on a different time zone. It always seems harder traveling west on time zones too.
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  • Lesq July 3, 2017, 7:16 am

    We were in the Hamptons all weekend and ate at Premier Diner for breakfast on the way out and Market Bistro this past week!!!! Love them both!!!!! Your choices are always spot on!!!!

  • Lesq July 3, 2017, 7:27 am

    So do we!! We have loved everywhere you have sent us!! The Premier is the BEST Diner!!! Loved Hillstone also!!!! I think we might try Foxwoods looks fun. How did you spend your time there because I know you like activity?

  • Suzy July 3, 2017, 10:21 am

    Ohhhh all that FOOD! Looks AMAZING! So glad you’re having such a great vacation! I’m also really glad your son is visiting Canada this week. 🙂
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles July 5, 2017, 10:33 am

      he actually won’t be in Canada for a couple more weeks but I’m excited for him regardless!one day I will get myself back to Canada for a trip, it’s been too long.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes July 3, 2017, 10:27 am

    I always feel like a need a day to adjust after vacation. We tend to take active vacations – our last one included trail running and snowboarding and I was tired by the end! Foxwoods looks so nice!
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  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets July 3, 2017, 10:28 am

    Best thing I ate so far this weekend is this English Muffin bread right now, mainly because I’m salivating after reading this and drooling over those pictures. I’d take it all with two of the nachos because those have a special place in my heart. I craved them hard core when I was pregnant.

    I’m glad you had a lovely weekend and got to visit the wineries. How fun and beautiful. Wow, that scenery is gorgeous.

    Have a great week!
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  • Patrick@looneyforfood.com July 3, 2017, 10:41 am

    Glad you had fun in my neck of the woods. Foxwoods is a 20 min drive form my house so i go often for the restaurants and shopping. I hate coming back from vacation, i always go through a morning period.
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  • Patricia @Sweet and Strong July 3, 2017, 11:17 am

    What a fun little trip! I never want to come back after being away from home either these days. And OMG the food, I’m literally drooling over those nachos, brussels, and chocolate cake.
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  • Madeline July 3, 2017, 12:34 pm

    Ok, those roasted brussel sprouts were calling my name!!! Well all the food was, but seriously…those looked amazing! I couldn’t agree more that vacation has a way of making you believe their might actually be a way to slip away and stay and nobody would notice…..but then you remember you have a job and friends that probably need you haha!

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles July 5, 2017, 10:30 am

      the Brussels sprouts were delicious! and yeah, I guess people would have started to look for me if I didn’t come back! lol

  • Emily July 3, 2017, 1:00 pm

    Wow those trashcan nachos look so much better than any nachos I’ve ever seen; they’re incredible! And what amazing works of God’s creation you got to see; I love being out near vineyards and just gazing out into all the green.
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