Saturday, April 16, 2016

Feeding Frenzy

Friday was a bit of a feeding frenzy.

The day had started quietly enough: some breakfast, a leisurely shower, a stroll to the shops and rummage through the menswear for a new jumper. Then we met up with cousins Ross and Beloved Aunt at Beer Bistro for lunch. This is an immensely popular restaurant and bar about 1 block from our hotel. The menu listed hundreds of beers, and an impressive choice of food. The Gorse Fox had to drive later to limited himself to an Alco-free weissbier, but must say the other choices looked very tempting. To accompany this there was a portion of pulled pork and mountain of rustic fries (which was shared across the table). The food was superb and the company even better. Eventually we had worked through the huge portions and went our separate ways - making arrangement for Sunday.

For the Silver Vixen and the Gorse Fox it was time to return to the shops. The Silver Vixen was looking for something specific, but just couldn't track it down. The Gorse Fox suspects that it just the wrong time to be looking for chunky-knit as the Canadian Spring is in its full glory.

Late afternoon we met up again with Trevor and Sis and we drove out of town to meet with cousin Claire (and briefly, Beloved Aunt again). We met at another shopping mall, and had a lovely dinner in an Italian Restaurant that she knew and frequented. It was nice to have some time with her as she is so quiet that she would be a bit swamped in some of the other gatherings. It is over 20 years since the Gorse Fox last saw her, and despite several health problems and injuries in the intervening years, she really hasn't changed, and hardly aged at all. Obviously has good genes.

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