Rode SRI's Valentine's Day Casino train to Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant and back to Owosso. We purchased first class tickets which gave us an exclusive train car and access to dining and bar car. During the ride up to Mount Pleasant complimentary snacks were available (veggie tray, crackers, Chex mix, donuts, chips/salsa, olives, pickles, etc) as well as coffee. Adult beverages were also available. Train ride up to Mount Pleasant and back was approximately 2.5 hours each way with about 4 hours available to stay at the casino. Shuttle buses were used to get to the casino from the train stop and back. The casino provided each guest with ten dollars in casino play as well as a five dollar food coupon.
On the return trip to Owosso first class passengers were treated to a prime rib and chicken dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, green beans roll and salad. Water and red/white wine were available and dessert consisted of chocolate or red velvet cake with chocolate dipped cherries. Coffee was available as an after dinner drink. Dinner was delicious; everything was cooked properly, warm and served promptly and friendly by SRI's volunteer Car Host staff.
One of the best parts of this trip (like all SRI excursions) is the friendliness of the SRI volunteers. The Car Hosts are very outgoing and jovial and make a point to talk to each passenger. They go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and you are enjoying the trip!
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