Monthly Archives: February 2013

Brenda Montgomery’s 50th birthday party – February 9, 2013

We were invited to Brenda Montgomery’s 50th birthday party at Nitehawk Ski Hill Tube Park.  It was a 149461_10151494530696228_802887898_nbeautiful 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.

163371_10151494528456228_602597142_nPhotos courtesy of Lola Wright.

EMS Wine Fair – February 8, 2013

Julie and I attended the 13th Annual Wine Fair & Auction with our friends Frank and Lola Wright.EMS Wine Fair

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.

Quick trip to Edmonton – January 30 – 31, 2013

Three Boars Eatery JordanJulie 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 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. Three Boars Eatery Pork Belly

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.