Saturday, June 10, 2006

thank you for not smoking

thousand islands charity casino
Originally uploaded by Julep67.
Ontario went "smoke free" last week. Quebec too. New York State has been that way for a while. It's nice to live in this part of the world!

To celebrate the elimination of smoke from all public places, Mark and I took an early morning trip down to Gan, to the casino. What a diference smoke makes, or rather the lack of it.

When we walked in, shortly after 9 a.m., it was oddly quiet. You could still hear the piped in sounds of the machines, all of that cha-chinging...but there were relatively few people. It was really nice. Instead of being restricted to the non-smoking section of the place, to be able to wander freely and hang out in any part of the room.

Of course, when we decided to leave, we had to walk through a cloud of smoke by the front door. Given how chilly it was this morning, not to mention windy, it wasn't too bad. Overall, it was really nice to spend a couple of hours in the place and not walk out smelling like an ashtray.

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