Exciting Day 1 – Yellow Brick Road Mystery Journey
Last night my “Travel With Bradley Yellow Brick Road Mystery Tour” passengers gathered at the Quality Inn in Woodstock, ON for a delicious welcome, Roast Beef and BBQ Chicken Buffet Dinner before we retired for the evening.
Today after breakfast the Mystery Journey started. This is a full departure and everyone is excited and are constantly trying to guess where Paul, our expert coach driver is taking us.
We were warmly welcomed at the Ontario Welcome Centre in Sarnia. The staff opened early for us and served us maple cookies.
Crossing into the United States was a quick process after I explained to the US customs officials what a “Mystery Tour” is all about. They played along telling many of my passengers that we were driving to Alaska….
Strong winds similar to what you would find in Alaska blew all afternoon but we were ahead of the nasty hail storm that invaded Sarnia, ON after we passed through.
Lunch was at everyones favourite, Cracker Barrel in Perrysburg, OH. I presented my passengers with a $25.00 gift card which easily covered their lunch along with some shopping in the gift shop.
We arrived at our beautiful accommodations, the Drury Plaza Hotel in Carmel, IN later in the afternoon. Cocktails were served soon afterwards along with appetizers.
It was just a 10 minute drive to the Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre which has been in operation for almost 50 years! A scrumptious dinner along with luscious desserts were served. Tonight’s theatrical production of, “Man of La Mancha” was top notch. The actors were all first rate and it was hard not to sing along to the many familiar songs.
What a wonderful start to this Mystery Getaway!