Sunday, June 9, 2013

Little Weekend Adventure

What a great weekend!!  On Friday my friend Nicole came to pick me up, and then we grabbed Edith and headed out of town for a little road trip to see our handsome men play in their band, Screaming Daisies

We drove a few hours to Brandon, arriving at our hotel Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Center around 10:30 p.m..  We changed, freshened up, and made it to The Double Decker Tavern just before the boys hit the stage at 11:00.


They put on a sweet show, and we cheered like crazy, all while stuffing our faces with really healthy food.


After crashing in the most comfortable hotel beds ever, and then showering in our epic hotel shower (the water sprayed from more than one angle), we grabbed Tim Horton's and were on the road again.  We drove two more hours to Winnipeg and hit the mall for a little retail therapy, and some bubble tea.


After a couple hours of shopping we met the boys at Nicole's aunt and uncle's house where we would all be spending the night.  They are such a welcoming and fun family (they only knew 2 of the 6 people that they had staying the night)!  They even made us a delicious dinner:


After dinner, laughs and a little visit, the boys headed to the venue to set up their gear while the girls got crepes for dessert.


I got mine filled with pear, Nutella and toasted coconut.


After thoroughly enjoying our dessert, we walked across the street to The Cavern, where the boys made us laugh until they took the stage.


They opened for a pretty incredible band called Zrada.  We had an awesome night, but were exhausted by the end of it.  This morning we grabbed breakfast at a Winnipeg landmark, The Original Pancake House.


This restaurant was named one of Canada's best pancake houses in Canadian Living.  


I ordered the biggest breakfast on the menu, and when Christopher saw that, he knew that all he needed to order was cottage cheese and fruit because he'd "... end up eating half of my meal."  I tried to tell him that I'd eat it all, but as usual, he was right, and my eyes were bigger than my stomach.


After breakfast and a couple of last minute stops, we were on the road home.  Half way through the trip we needed a little pick-me-up ... 


I hate it when the convenience store is out of kale, and we have to buy all of the above instead.

We're all home and happy now after a fantastic little weekend getaway!

What did you do this weekend?

5 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Sounds like you had such a fun weekend! And hey, road trips call for not so healthy food!

I had a great weekend! I was outdoors more this weekend than the last 2-3 months combined! It was just what I needed!

Anne Marie said...

Looks like a fun weekend! This weekend we took John to his first baseball game. We had so much fun!

Kacy said...

I love adventurous weekends like that. Sounds like a great one!

Amber said...

Sounds really fun! I didn't realize you were so close to Winnipeg! A friend of mine is moving there soon and I'm really hoping to go visit her!

Nicole @ Culinary Cool said...

I had such a great weekend with you girls, too! Love the photo of Donny and his lovely hand motions ;)
P.S. lets go back for crepes!