Monday, October 23, 2017

Post 3581 - The Weekend Is NOT Here

Monday evening. Sorry I haven't written the last few days.

Saturday we drove to the Valley. We were invited to a dinner party at a cousin's place in Hall's Harbour. We went up late in the morning and alighted at Lightfoot and Wolfville, just on outside of Wolfville proper. One of the many, many wineries in that part of the province. An absolutely lovely winery. I don't give a rodent's rump about wine, but lots of people sure do.

We wanted to grab a snack as it would be a later dinner than we are used to. We ended up at Joe's Food Emporium in the downtown. Ordered a couple appetizers, plus water. The water came in about 10 minutes. The food never came. Well, that is not a fair statement. We got up and left after about 35 minutes. We wandered up the street to Paddy's Pub, where we have been many times. Ordered a couple of things, and they were in front of us barely 10 minutes later.

I feel a little badly for the waiter at Joe's. I hope that our bailing on the food doesn't mean she has to pay for it out of her pay cheque. When we were at Paddy's we heard additional things about Joe's: the service is slow at the best of times. Servers are treated horribly. The owner tends to hire younger, attractive women who are skinny, and maybe a couple of guys who are also skinny and attractive.

We will not be going back to Joe's Food Emporium.

We got to the house and lay around until it was time to go to the dinner party. We got there a few minutes late. I took a wrong turn. Because I always take wrong turns. I am incapable of taking the correct turns. Not in my genetic code.

My cousin greeted us warmly. Her boyfriend was there, and a couple other dinner guests.

We had a grand old time. The older dinner guest had zero filters and discussed literally whatever was on his mind, which was shocking and refreshing at the same time.

We left around 11:30 and spent the night at the house. Sunday morning, we had breakfast in nearby New Minas. Rather than go to tried and true Cora's, we ended up at Applewood's, a new restaurant across the street from the Irving Big Stop (a.k.a. the Old Gummer's Restaurant).  We both had the fishcakes and eggs and baked beans special. Delicious. We will go back.

We drove around Kentville for a bit, grabbed our things from the house. and returned to Wolfville. We always get some food at the grocery store there. Some terrific deals on things. Then, we returned to the city.

Back to work today. Researching stuff for my next Frank article this evening. So, it is the circle of life again.

We had a great weekend. The only blemish was the experience at Joe's Food Emporium, but since we are never going back, and are not out any money, it could have been much, much worse.

I think I will turn in. Lots going on tomorrow,

See you then.


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