Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Edmonton Road Trip

I had such a great weekend two weeks ago. It’s Bev’s birthday at the end of this month, and because she currently lives in Edmonton, she usually comes down to Calgary for her birthday. Last year we had the Shipwrecked party to celebrate hers and Danika’s birthday, which was so much fun.  This year however, Crystal, Bianca and I decided that instead of having Bev come down here for her birthday, that we should go up to Edmonton to celebrate with her.
The three of us left really early on Friday morning, and drove up to Edmonton. After stopping at Bianca’s store we grabbed some flowers and put the rest of our gift together. We then drove to Bev’s new place and the fun began. The afternoon was spent watching movies and getting ready for our big night out.
We ended up going to The Red Piano at West Ed on Bev’s request. OH. MY. GOODNESS. What a great pick. Seriously, it was one of the best nights I’ve had in a long time. If you ever go to Edmonton, and need a place to eat – you must try this place! We had reserved a table earlier in the week (they only reserve with a minimum of 4 people), and got there around 7:30pm. The food was amazing. We ordered lots of different dishes, and just shared between the 4 of us. From what I remember, we had the alligator popcorn (yup, that’s right – alligator meat), a chaudhry board, meat board (that had the yummiest asparagus), salad, etc. My favourite part was the Junk Food Platter! Boy do I love my sweets. It came with 1 chocolate shake, donuts, chocolate chip cookies, cotton candy, red velvet cakes, etc. 
 The Red Dueling Piano's
 Birthday Girl - Bev
 Sexy B
 Me and Crystal - yup we're cool!
 Crystal, Bev, Bianca and Me

 The Four - reunited for the weekend!
The show started at 9, and I really didn’t know what to expect. Well, I was in for a treat. It’s basically a show featuring 4 people (2 guys & 2 girls) all taking turns in pairs performing. They played the piano and sang along. They took requests, but you usually had to send money ($10 - $100, the more you pay, the more likely they’ll sing your request).  They sang everything from Eminem, Shania Twain, The Eagles, John Lennon, Pink, Rihanna, The Lumineers, Thrift Shop, etc. They played everything from the old classics (Sweet Caroline, Don’t Stop Believing, etc.) to Top 40 (Girl on Fire, Just Give Me a Reason, etc). It was seriously an awesome night, and I didn’t want it to end. We stayed until 2:30am, and I can’t wait to go back!

We got home Saturday afternoon, and with less than an hour to spare, I quickly got ready to go for dinner with Nick’s family for Kris’s birthday. Crystal and Bianca decided to join us, as they are practically family and I know Kris appreciated having them come. After yummy chocolate cake made by Grandma Elsie, Bianca, Crystal and I left for another house warming party.

The weekend ended with Nick writing his very last exam on Sunday, followed by a get-together with a few of his classmates and his old partner Tia from when he worked in Coronation. It feels great knowing that Nick is done school, and all he has to do is concentrate on is getting through this summer and completing his practicum.

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