A Vacation: So Much and So Little

 As I had awoke from a peaceful slumber, things were very lifeless and timeless as the college had officially shut down for Thanksgiving break. For me, I was unable to travel to see my family and it would be the first time without having Thanksgiving or my birthday (The day after it according to this year, the 26th) without my friends and family. Though that in itself sounds very depressing, I knew it would be a very unique experience for me. Having book a king size room at the Best Western in Humblot Bay for a decent price, I expected an enjoyable experience, at that. However, things are not always how we plan them to be.

When I had arrived there late in the after noon, I had checked in but was unsure where to go to have my Thanksgiving dinner. One of the works behind the desk told me that the restaurant know as Kristie’s Place was having a Thanksgiving dinner for the entire day. Wasting no time, I quickly went to my room, unpacked my bags and went to the restaurant. It was a site to behold, it had the look of a humble 50’s styled cafe with the neon lights and even a relaxing lounge area. Wasting no time, I  took a seat at the end of the  table top bar they had ordering the dinner which was one of the most flavorful Thanksgiving meals I ever had, having it with a Tutti Frutti  flavored soda which is the first time I have ever heard of it being in soda form. Finishing my meal with a piece of Pumpkin pie, I had tipped generously before heading back to my room doing much of nothing, really.

Perhaps it was a bit of foreshadowing in a sense seeing as when I woke up for my birthday, I had a terrible stomach ache. Maybe it was due to how rich the food was or food poisoning in itself but I became very sickly. Did that stop me from going back? No, I had a nice Corn Beef sandwich which was very tasteful as well to which I tipped generously once again  having admired the view from the window (Money is very immaterial to me). I did walk about to see if several sushi places would be opened for dinner that afternoon but they were all closed. Having also wanted to get a limo ride since it was provided for free, all my aspirations where shattered by my own declining health  as I simply sat in, drinking some Earl Gray tea in hopes for a cure.

The next day was a bit more hopeful as I stared to feel better. I went back for a third meal of a French dip sandwich, which lacked my real taste but what I really needed as it was a meal that helped normalize my health with another nice window booth. I felt so good besides slight dehydration that I walked not only to a nifty antique shop but to a  curios pawn shop though it was only for window shopping as they lacked anything that drew my interests. I had thought of going to Kristie’s yet again for dinner but felt my body lacked any real energy to do so so once again I lazed about, calling the front desk to see when I would have to leave so they wouldn’t charge me for the next day.

Having enough time to waste for one last meal at Kristie’s, I had planned to order a Chicken Fried Steak for breakfast but decided  to rather go with New York Style waffles. Not really enjoying waffles myself, it was more a dessert then breakfast. Three scoops of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and Maltese (Raspberry) sauce, it was one of the few times I can say I enjoyed waffles as well as it being probably the most unhealthy yet delicious breakfasts I have ever had. Soon enough, my cab arrived to take me back to the dorm as the day quickly shifted to night and ended.

There is much to say but in all actuality,I am simply recommending both Kristie’s Place  for its food and Humblot Bay’s best Western for its prices and services. Both of them were excellent and have my personal must go to if traveling fro now on. Even if you’re not traveling, Kristie’s is a nice retro styled restaurant with great service and a family run feel to it. The food is fantastic, too. Hope this is helpful to whoever reads it

D.P. Wilson 12/3/10

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