Valentine’s weekend activities for all budgets

I came across this excellent article by Heather Barrett of CBC New. Looking for something to do this Valentine’s weekend? Heather has highlighted some great activities regardless of your budget.

The Loop at Bannerman Park is featuring special skating activities for Chillfest 2016: St. John's Winter Festival this weekend. (CBC )
The Loop at Bannerman Park is featuring special skating activities for Chillfest 2016: St. John’s Winter Festival this weekend. (CBC )

Best Laid Plans

So for our first adventure. Ooooh yes! We had big plans. Supper at The Adelaide Oyster House, art unveiling at the Rooms finishing the evening at the Smoke and Mirrors after party being held at the Eastern Edge Gallery.

So wait a minute.  It’s Friday night and after a full week of work, Wendy and I are doing all we can not to default to Netflix and the sofa.  I was tempted to call her to see if she was still up to going out in hopes that she would say nahhh let’s do something next weekend. So I avoided making the call.20160205_192019

So this is what we really did.  Started, stayed and finished the night at The Adelaide Oyster House 🙂 Why?  Because we were having fun.

Wendy at The Adelaide Oyster House
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Our wine selection from Australia. Very nice.

Adelaide is a small upbeat resto-bar serving delicious almost appetizer size portions. It’s decor of exposed beams, brick and dangling shade-less light fixtures gives it a beautiful but comfortable atmosphere. Wendy and I enjoyed our food selections including the wine, which our server Erica, graciously poured for us. This restaurant is fun, with lots of activity and interesting food choices.

Just a couple of words of caution.  The music is quite loud so this is certainly not the place to go if you want a quite place to talk.  In addition, they do not take reservations, so arrive by 6:30PM if you want to be seated right away.  Another option is to ask them to call you when they have a table available and visit another bar nearby for a drink while you wait.

So It’s the Weekend!

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So It’s the weekend. What to do?  It’s so easy to put your jammies on and sit in front of Netflix while you scroll through Facebook to see what your friends are up to.

Sounds like a page out of my book. However as I welcomed in the new year I promised myself to have more fun and “get out there”!

My very good friend Wendy was feeling the same way.  We began to search for things to do that didn’t include “bar-hopping” downtown. As we discussed the various options we thought we can’t be the only forty-somethings looking for fun activities and decided we should blog about our experiences and share them with others.

Our goal here is to have some fun and maybe motivate you to get off the sofa.  Turn off the TV and push yourself to have some new experiences. Coming?

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