Today's plan was to be a real tourist and see a few of the famous sights in Quebec City. One of them is the Ice Hotel. The Ice Hotel is located just north of Quebec City. Each winter they build a new hotel made of ice and snow, changing the layout, number of rooms and artwork in the ice and snow. Each spring the Ice Hotel melts and disappears. The cost of construction is about $3 million. It is approximately 35,000 sft.
There are 36 suites and rooms in the hotel. The suites have different themes based on the artwork inside them. The artwork in the ice and in he snow walls is pretty amazing. I guess people actually stay here overnight, but there is no heat so I'm guessing they are pretty bundled up when they go to bed. They have animal hides and down comforters on the beds to lie on. There are also 2 bars in the hotel. They serve drinks in ice glasses. They also have a wedding chapel and evidently a lot of people get married there. It was really interesting and beauftiful.
I worked over 40 years with the dream that some day I would have the chance to enjoy the freedom of retirement at a relatively early age. I was fortunate enough to achieve it in 2005. God Bless America!
Many of the states I've visited and three countries (Korea, Fiji and Mexico) I was fortunate enough to visit on business related trips (mostly for entertainment!).
I'm going to start these blogs with my trip of a lifetime, my road trip to Alaska and back.
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