Somehow I have a friend, Mike Ross, who has lived here for several years. Just recently he opened up the poker room at Queenco Casino, about 5 minutes from our ship.
He and his lovely wife Phear met us with a giant bouquet of flowers for Allyn.
This afternoon they had a 40-person poker tournament in our honor. Four of our pals from the ship even joined us.
Of course they insisted on treating us to the obligatory sensational lunch.