Argyll Plaza Hotel
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... happenings until we get to the other end, but you never know. The police may show up again to remove some passenger, or they may (gasp!) run out of Bailey's. I'm new to Travelpod, and trying to write something useful in a sporadic connectivity world, but I'll certainly give it a try. And did I mention - we don't own a selfie stick. So no ...
... size. It is 25 cars (give or take) long!! However, this is nothing compared to the length of freight trains we have passed, the longest of which one of our dinner-mates and I clocked in at 140 cars long!! By the way, this was the topic that enabled me to get to the man's heart!! VIA Rail Canada Staff: Well, we did not have a very good introduction!! As you already know our departure from Toronto was delayed more than three hours, which is entirely understandable now ...
The day dawned clear but cool, and Shanksy was first out the hotel to check in for 9.15 pre his 11.10am start. The rest of us had brekky, got sorted and Stephen and Daemon arrived with loads of time to spare. We all headed out to the beer line to catch the bus through to Hawrelak Park and caught up with Graeme hanging out with the other Kiwi team - although our wonderful tent had been taken over by the corporates - grr...turned out ...
... like a big egg. Apparently there's a lot of Ukrainians living in the plains provinces...lots of Eastern Orthodox churches and strange little villages dot the landscape.
We checked in to the hotel around 3:00 and got all prettied up...me in a suit and M in a dress. We immediately discovered that this buffet is no joke...I'll just list every dish I personally tried:
-prime rib, beef brisket, yorkshire pudding, curried pork, ...
... were to begin as soon as I arrived. We spent a little time in Laughlin visiting our friend Norm for a few days and then headed towards Las Vegas for our final hurrah and to get the trailer winterized. Our time in the casinos between Laughlin and Vegas proved to be profitable and between the 2 of us we walked away winners.
The trip itself had been rather uneventful as far as the truck and trailer were concerned but one shouldn't say anything ...