Hi, friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to sit down and blog since the transition into kindergarten and then nursing an intercostal muscle/ligament injury (aka the only pain comparable to being in labour) over the past couple weeks. I thought I’d pop in for a quick weekend recap.
After work, I ran over to Glow Juicery to pick up a quick dinner, raw vegan taco salad, juice and some energy balls for my weekend adventure, before picking Liam up from his dad’s. He was supposed to be with his dad for the weekend while I was out of town, but my parents were having a garage sale and all summer long, Liam asked me if we could have a garage sale so he could sell cookies and lemonade. So I met my parents halfway (they live an hour away) and dropped Liam off, loaded with chocolate chip cookies for the weekend.
I came home and caught up with America’s Got Talent. Is anyone else watching this? That concludes a thrilling Friday night for me.
Garth Day 2.0! I was up and off to a hair appointment first thing in the morning before Mary came over and we headed out for our weekend adventure.
I was up and off to a hair appointment first thing in the morning before Mary came over and we headed out. First stop was to drop off the car and our stuff at the hotel, where Ange picked us up for a little brewery hopping. We started at Zero Issue and then made our way to the newly opened Citizen Brewing, which was a really great space. I will definitely be back there. From there we dropped off Ange’s car and hustled to Anejo for our dinner reservation which we made just in the nick of time. We gorged on delicious tacos and margaritas before making our way to the Saddledome for the Garth Brooks show.
Our seats were slightly behind the stage, but it didn’t matter to us. We danced and sang the night away and had an absolute blast. I’m not a huge country fan, but I grew up listening to Garth, and I have to say he is probably the best performer I’ve ever seen hands down. Despite seeing him twice this year now, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy tickets to see him again and again and again.
After the show, Mary and I headed back to the hotel, stopping for a midnight snack along the way.
Our alarm went off way too early after a late night and we were slow getting up for our next adventure. The plan was to hike Ha Ling in Canmore but the day didn’t go quite as planned so we ended up having a chiller day walking to see Grassi Lakes, grabbing lunch and hitting the road. One of us, not naming names, but definitely not me, wasn’t feeling too hot following the previous nights’ indulgences. But that’s ok, we’ll be back next weekend to attempt Ha Ling again, with a full night’s sleep, sans beer. 😉
The bad part of the afternoon was that I had to drive from Canmore to my parent’s place to pick up Liam before driving home to Red Deer. It was a long day with a lot of driving but it was nice to have some time to chat and catch up with Mary after a busy summer without seeing each other much.
Liam was pretty tired when we got home from a long weekend of making sales from his cookies and lemonade venture. We chilled on the couch watching a show for a bit before making a lazy supper and going to bed.
What did you get up to this weekend?