Monday was a fairly relaxing day. I went out for breakfast with two friends that I had worked with on the 2011 Federal election campaign. We went to The Lancer in St. Catharines which was excellent. The food is great and whatever the spices they put on their homefries makes them amazing. We ate and chatted for 2 hours, it was a good visit.
I had to do my packing and what not, I had washed everything, I hate traveling with dirty laundry. A friend of mine picked me up to take me to the hotel where my conference is being held. We are in Niagara on the Lake staying at the Pillar and Post. The hotel is quite nice, quite old as well. The food is good, but nothing that I would “write home about”. The desserts are amazing though and I need to stop eating them.
We had a hospitality suite on Monday evening, I didn’t stay too long, I think I went to bed around 10:30pm. Tuesday morning was busy, we were listening in to the conference but at the same time supporting the firm since IT needs don’t just disappear.
I watched part of the ball game last night and I am ashamed to say, I fell asleep. I much prefer watching in Alberta where it is 2 hours earlier, the games end at a much more reasonable time.
Today will be much the same as yesterday. The group is heading to Wayne Gretsky’s Winery and Restaurant for dinner tonight, we always have an off-site dinner. Should be good. Over the years I have developed a taste for wine so I should enjoy it. None of us are driving so that’s a good thing.
The conference wraps up tomorrow around 2pm. Those of us who are flying will head to the airport around 2:30pm. My flight leaves @ 8:30pm and I arrive in Calgary just after 10:30pm. I didn’t want to make the 2.5 hour trip back home at night so I am staying with friends overnight. I was supposed to go both for breakfast and lunch with friends, but I really want to get home so I canceled both of those meals. I am also REALLY tired of eating at restaurants, I need some home-cooked food. I am also really looking forward to getting my dogs from boarding and I am sure they want to get home too. I will be home for just over a week and then the dogs have to go back into boarding for a few days while I support a conference up in Banff. That’s just a Monday through Thursday though, so hopefully, it will zip by.
Well, here’s to another day, enjoy yours.