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After a few days to once again recover from the rigours of travelling, get my place spic and span and yet again unpack ( including the pull out bed in the lounge where I'd be sleeping for the next ten nights), it was finally time for my parents to arrive. I was feeling excited, a bit nervous ( would they like my new city, would the weather be decent for tourist-like activities? The answers turned out to be yes and no, respectively!)
They were due to arrive at 7pm, so ...
... the showerhead.
Breakfast was different this morning seeing we didn't have bowls two small microwave lunch boxes did the trick with the plastic spoons from IGA.
The hotel trolley saved a lot of time with taking our luggage to the car. Seeing the coolers weren't frozen (no freezer in little fridge) We loaded a plastic bag with ice from the ice dispenser downstairs.
Back on Hwy 1 ...
Since the place was a mess, Kevin had arranged for Amanda and I to stay in a "military hotel". If it sounds complicated… it was. Needed to sign in to get on the base, they didn't' have our room key, etc, etc, etc. It all worked out in the end though and it was one less day we had to set up and breakdown the tent.
... art galleries in Europe, is the Crystal Ballroom. Chandeliers glimmer from the ceiling, and stained glass windows house profiles of famous people of the day.
Of course there's a ghost story, that was one of the very first things I was told about when first arriving in Winnipeg, by Brett's brother ( the same one that asked if you needed a criminal record to get into Australia, when he's not making wisecracks, he's also a great source of local history! ) It's a sad ...
... how perfectly I was aligned with the curb! I was sure I'd gone in too sharp and was going to hit it. So glad we did it first, as that was both a huge weight off my shoulders and a confidence boost. To be honest that had been the only thing I wasn't confident about, and the rest of the test was a breeze. The roads were clear, the sun was shining, and I relaxed ( but not too much!) for the rest of it. The things Quon had made me do to prepare were MUCH more ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking