Monday, June 21, 2021

The Rockies Diary, Week 5 + 6: Delicious food & Aperos under the Sun

May 24, 2021 - May 30, 2021

*yes, I really only took one worthwhile picture this entire week (pictured above)... oops

On May 24, I got a curry chicken wrap and beet salad from Harvest CafĂ© (8/10).  Later that evening, the three of us had a few drinks and just hung out in the apartment.  I definitely drank too much and got sick many times the following day.  Although, I can't rule out eating a bad wrap - it did seem more like food poisoning.

May 31, 2021 - June 6, 2021

On May 31, I was dead set on getting the Mexi-Street Fries (9/10) from the PD3 by Blake food truck.  Eat them for a late lunch, I did, and spent day laying out under the sun and reading.  This was a very common theme this week because the weather was so great I just had too, right?

On June 1, I bought a linen dress from Trends Fashion - a consignment shop.  Guess what it was perfect for?  An apero!  This time, I had bought camembert cheese, baguette, and chili jam to really channel my inner French self.

On June 2, I had another apero at Riverside park.  I could do this everyday.

On June 3, after work, the three of us had a late night, patio dinner at Roses and Crown.  I got their fish and chips with gravy (10/10) and a Purple Rain drink.  The view from the patio looked like a Bob Ross painting!  Absolutely breathtaking - and we spotted a few rabbits that night, too.

On June 5, I worked all day and treated myself to some Thai takeout from the Thai House Restaurant.  I ordered a Tom Yum Koong (11/10) and their Mango sticky rice (5/10).  I did not realize the mango desert would have coconut in it.  I also just made myself some summer rolls because why not.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Rockies Diary, Week 4: Got My First Covid Vaccine Dose!

May 17, 2021 - May 23, 2021

The weather is so temperamental!  Some days are super hot and sunny while other days are cold and gloomy.  The weather app is mostly unreliable, which makes planning your days a tricky task.

On May 17, I had the day off.  My plans were to buy food and lay in the sun all day while reading my book The Secret History by Donna Tartt.  I got myself some Mediterranean Mac and Cheese (5/10) from Good Earth and tortilla chips, creamy spinach dip, and lemonade from Save-on-Foods.  I rode my bike to the Riverside Park - by the Bow River - and enjoyed my relaxing day with good weather.

On May 20, I got my first Covid vaccine dose!  After over a year of anticipation, it finally happened. (post vaccine selfie pictured below).  To celebrate, I bought a salami and capocollo on an Asiago ciabatta bun (10/10) sandwich from Save-On's ready-made meals section - something I've never done before.

I spent the rest of the day re-watching Criminal Minds and watching Youtube videos.  Architectural Digest uploaded a house tour of Bretman Rock's home in Hawai'i - ever since then I have a strong desire to visit.  I think that ever since I moved to Canmore, being surrounded by mountains just makes me want to experience all types of mountains (if that makes sense).  The mountains in Hawai'i look so lush and green!  I wonder if there are any jobs there that offer staff accommodation?

As for the rest of the week, nothing worth noting happened.  All I can say is that I watched some more episodes of SKAM France.  BUT - I am trying not to binge them all at once because I want to savour the show.  I also need anything French show to watch.