We were invited to Brenda Montgomery’s 50th birthday party at Nitehawk Ski Hill Tube Park. It was a beautiful evening. The weather was perfect for this type of outdoor activity. Somewhere around -5C, I think.
Kelly, Brenda’s husband, had organized the event. There was a good turnout for Brenda and it was a lot of fun. It is something you have to try. There was a great buffet of food to enjoy in the cozy chalet after a few hours at the tube park. It is something I think we would try again.
Photos courtesy of Lola Wright.
Julie and I attended the 13th Annual Wine Fair & Auction with our friends Frank and Lola Wright.
The event was held at the TEC Centre at Evergreen Park and appeared to be very well attended. A number of wine sampling booths were set up with a wide range of wines to try. The most expensive wine we sampled was an Australian red imported by Harvest Vintage Imports – Torbreck Les Amis Grenache at $221.95 a bottle. Unfortunately, Julie really like it! There were also 4 food vendors providing sampler plates of appetizers and desserts. All that we tried were very good. We had a good time and hope the Regional EMS Foundation met their fundraising goal.
Julie and I made a quick trip to Edmonton for some specialist appointments. It was cold and snowing most of the trip down but the roads were not too bad.
After the appointment, we headed over to MEC (Mountain Equipment Coop) to check out a few items, mainly some new boots for Julie. Julie didn’t find any but we ended up with a few other items.
We, once again, used Hotwire.com to book a hotel. We ended up staying at a 3 star hotel in west Edmonton, the Best Western Plus Westwood Inn, for $79.99/night. Hotwire is great as long as you don’t mind not knowing the exact name of the hotel until after you book. We keep getting good deals on hotels.
We also delivered a care package to Jordan, who is attending the U of A, and took him out for supper. He choose Three Boars Eatery. It is a funky little place just off Whyte Avenue near the university. It serves small plates to be shared, kind of like tapas. It was an excellent way to spend the evening with our son, a couple of good beers, and great food.