It was nice to go up for a short visit. We visited family. We rediscovered why we don’t do winters well. It was only October, and one night it supposedly got down to 28, although, on the radio, I think they referenced 22 degrees. We were in the Hotel. Mornings were chilly. The rental car was nice. It was a midsize, even though the we requested a compact, the guy at the rental counter encouraged us to spend a little bit more and what the heck, we did. Maybe the compact car would have been as nice, we got a Toyota Camry. We could have put suitcases in the back seat, but as it was we had a nice sized trunk. The hotel was an interesting anecdote. Fran initially didn’t want to stay at the hotel. She didn’t want to check-in even though the reservations we made. The hotel was in process of being upgraded. As it turned out, the rooms were okay. Construction was usually going on, so it was a bit dirty, and the neighborhood of being downtown New London was probably less than ideal. When we were out walking around the small downtown area, it was nice. I saw a couple of pawn shops. I saw a Banjo at one pawn shop, and they wanted $125 for it. I asked to see it, and it sounded nice. I liked the fact that there did not seem to be much effort required to depress the strings. Of course, I wasn’t able to spend enough time noodling with the instrument. There was a slight logistical problem of getting the Banjo back to Tampa, so that will be a future acquisition. We didn’t stay out past 9 on any of the nights we were up there. Inside of the room, it was adjustable to be comfortable. The AC/heat unit was controlled by a wall mounted thermostat. It wasn’t as reliable as the house thermostat, but it did well enough for the short time we were up at the hotel. I think the prices for staying at the hotel were out of control, but my wife did the reservations, and I guess it’s a good thing. The priceline hotel fee chopping guy probably did okay. We don’t spend enough time travelling to really get a true feel for what the prices for accommodations are. The travel industry might be interesting, but I’m not confident that I could do as well of a job at it, nor that I make as much money doing it as I do now.