Saturday, 16 June 2018

6c. The Marriott Hotel

Out trip west
Thursday, May 31st 1.  Getting There Off to YVR!
Friday, June 1st #2. Vancouver and kidlets!
Saturday, June 2nd #3. YVR's Queen Elizabeth Park
Sunday, June 3rd #4. YVR, splashing,  sushi
Monday , June 4th #5.: YVR=>YYC, lunch in Canmore, drive to Deer Lodge, Lake Louise
Tuesday #6a. Lake Louise and Banff park, 6b. Canmore and Johnston Canyon, Alberta

Tuesday, continued...

Back to the airport, after a busy day! We were around a couple of times, trying to find the hotel entrance within the airport!

The airport hotel is something. Once we figured where to get into it in the airport parking lot, we did valet parking. (What a relief! We're worth it.)

Tuesday afternoon, we were baffed. We settled into our room for a rest. We would be here Tuesday night and Wednesday night. Finally, TV! The hotel is about a year old. Very modern. You can see the airport ramp from the room.

The hair dryer was fabulous. The cord retracted and the handle folded up.

Downstairs for dinner. It was very noisy, and very busy. The maitre d' brought our food, the server was so busy.

JB had a lettuce wrap, a do-it-yourselfer! Have you heard of deconstructed salads? It's a thing! You can look it up. Me, I prefer someone else to make it.
Me? Caesar salad with beef. Good Alberta beef! I needed the protein and minerals, by this point.

Staying in the hotel, we could walk to any of the stores in the airport. We went on a beer wine run.
You can get a lot of different products in Alberta liquor stores. It's a bone of contention, liquor licencing, across the provinces in Canada.

About liquor in Alberta
In 1993, Alberta became the first Canadian province to privatize liquor retailing. This created an open and competitive market, giving businesses the opportunity to thrive. As a result, Albertans continue to enjoy competitive prices and great product selection.
The Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act (IILA) controls and restricts the movement of liquor from one province to another. It also controls liquor importation into Canada. The IILA gives provinces authority to control imports into their jurisdictions. 

Our room: fourth floor, 2nd from the right!
 (This view as we were leaving!)

Boeing 777

Back up in our room...the activity on the ramp, and the hangars, were fascinating. This Boeing 777 was there for hours, and they did repairs.
Typical seating capacity of 314 to 396 passengers, with a range of 5,240 to 8,555 nautical miles (9,704 to 15,844 km).
It was hauling a lot of baggage. The sheer size of the plane is astounding.

For a plane nut, this is the perfect hotel room! You can see Calgary in the background.

These boxes were the size of coffins!

This little tiny truck pulled and pushed them in for the night. I also filmed the gate moving out to the airplane. It's a tricky job. I always thank the rampies as we exit our plane!
Hangar from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Good night moon...

Packages from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


DUTA said...

I've heard the term 'deconstructed cuisine', just as I've heard about 'molecular cuisine' etc.. To me it all comes down to how many calories, carbs, protein - to help me maintain my health and figure. Of course, at a hotel like the Mariott one should indulge in the best food offered there.

William Kendall said...

Airport operations are quite a thing to watch.

Nancy J said...

Wow, what a view. Those last boxes, were they moving them from the front to the back of the same plane? Busy men, and for travellers, we could not do without them. And the travel walkway extending out, when I have flown, I always hope it has been attached very securely.

Lowcarb team member said...

Airports are such busy, and interesting places.
I enjoyed your photographs.

All the best Jan

Anvilcloud said...

You did it up well.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

You are having an amazing trip. We love watching all the “workings” that go on at an airport.