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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:34 PM

Lunch: Tomato Bisque Soup, Pulled-Pork Sandwich with Peppers & Onions, Potato Salad. Dessert: Brownie (lunch was served to those passengers boarding in Truro at 2:45pm)

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:35 PM

Dinner: Seafood Chowder. Stuffed Chicken Breast. Dessert: Sugar Pie with Maple Syrup

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:36 PM

Breakfast: Scrambled Skillet: Hashbrowns, Country Sausage, Scrambled Eggs and all topped with grated Cheddar (one of the best breakfasts I've had on VIA (Canadian included!) Another Breakfast option was Tomato Quiche & Country Sausage

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 03:37 AM

It all looks very good. Excuse me while I open a tin of beans for my dinner... :D

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:37 AM

Thanks! 

I've never seen photos of dining car service on the Ocean, only the Canadian (which I've also seen in real life :)

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 01:10 PM

As always, outstanding pics and info from the Great White North, thanks for sharing!😙

And topping a meal on the Canadian is news indeed!!!😉
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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:57 AM

Does the Ocean still have the Park car year round? And, are there currently any Budd sets operating on the route?

 

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:06 AM

Everything looks good, but why is the slice of pie so skinny? I want an big fat slice of pie. :)



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:48 AM

Everything looks good, but why is the slice of pie so skinny? I want an big fat slice of pie. :)

Can't say for certain, but I'm guessing that the pies are pre-sliced, with paper separation, and are kept frozen.

I buy Cheesecake Factory frozen cheesecake's at Costco, that come that way...
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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:25 PM

It all looks very good. Excuse me while I open a tin of beans for my dinner... :D
 
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No beans here...Dinty Moore beef stew!

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:24 PM

Everything looks good, but why is the slice of pie so skinny? I want an big fat slice of pie. :)


Believe me.....Sugar Pie with Quebec Maple Syrup.....you wouldn't want any more than that!

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:41 PM

 

Everything looks good, but why is the slice of pie so skinny? I want an big fat slice of pie. :)

Can't say for certain, but I'm guessing that the pies are pre-sliced, with paper separation, and are kept frozen.

I buy Cheesecake Factory frozen cheesecake's at Costco, that come that way...

 

Yes but those slices of cheesecake are nice and fat. Not skinny.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:42 PM

 

Everything looks good, but why is the slice of pie so skinny? I want an big fat slice of pie. :)


Believe me.....Sugar Pie with Quebec Maple Syrup.....you wouldn't want any more than that!

 

It does look benign in the picture though :)



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:31 PM

Thank you for the photos, the food looks good to me.

 

(Nice to know that another poster's dining menu includes Dinty Moore's Beef Stew as well as mine.)



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 07:13 AM

Thanks for the pictures, we just booked a trip on The Ocean, in a room, for late August, and looking forward to the Park Car, and the diner.

 

I like the fact that the diner has tables for 2,no offense, but as someone who has do a lot of networking for work, I don't like having to deal with strangers while on vacation.

 

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 06:28 AM

I like the fact that the diner has tables for 2,no offense, but as someone who has do a lot of networking for work, I don't like having to deal with strangers while on vacation.


The Ocean will be busy in August and often sells-out in sleepers......so a pretty good chance you will be seated with someone.




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