Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Weekend

Ah, a good, relaxing and fun weekend! WE went to Calgary for my nephews baby shower and got to see everyone altogether in one room with lots of food and lots of babies. What could be better? Oh, and there was a smattering of alcohol too, so it was pretty much perfect.

The nice pic of Kandice, Violet and I, the funny one, along with others, is on the kids blog.

Speaking of Kandice, we went out for breakfast in Crossfield this morning on our way out of town, to a wonderful little place called Michelle's (if I remember correctly) and had a FANTASTIC greasy spoon diner breakfast.

I commented on the lost art of the greasy spoon, and really, it is. Denny's is just a shadow of what a good ol' truck stop diner can whip up for you for breakfast. The kids had pancakes with whipped cream and berries (the cafe had my undying loyalty the moment I saw that you could choose 1, 2 or 3 pancakes, hellooooo toddler who doesn't eat more than half of one LOL!) so they each were served their own separate plate with their own special breakfast for a minimal cost. Then Mike and I proceeded to stop our hearts with eggs, grated hashbrowns, sausage and toast and coffee by the bucket. Which were all fantastic tasting and lumberjack portioned.

And there's nothing like leaving NOT feeling ripped off because you are stuffed to the gills. And having a waitress who actually talks to you while pouring your coffee, ooh, scratch that, a waitress who comes around refilling your cup before you even actually need another. And being able to watch all the "locals" coming in for their own breakfasts.Oh OH OH and NOT having to wait for a table to seat 2 young kids, 2 babies in seats and 4 adults, even tho they were pretty busy. Try doing that at Denny's next Sunday morning, I dare you!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Jane said...

I know what you mean :) I meet a friend at a local highway diner every week and its a totally different experience to somewhere like Dennys lol! It's so nice being one of the 'locals'. Great piccy of you :)