May long weekend 2007
I had booked Friday off cos our friends Phil and Cheryl were visiting from Regina, SK. Have not seen then since their wedding in Punta Cana, so we all had a nice 4-day long weekend:
Friday AM: Woke up around 9 to get ready to meet them at Metrotown. Cheryl's family came as well so there was a big group of us power shopping. My brother and his family came to meet us for a bit as well on their way downtown. Had lunch at TGIF. Their service was a bit better that normal, maybe cos I asked our server to put a rush on our food.
Quite a funny sight, 4 women dragging 4 men around the mall. Dave likes shopping himself, but the rest of the guys looked liked every minute of the experience was torture.
Friday PM: Said goodbye to Cher's parents Stan and Glenda, and the 6 of us went to my place to get ready for the boat cruise party. My dad was at home, and he looked on in amusement as the guys mixed drinks in the kitchen, and the girls did hair and make-up in the bathroom. We were all trying to iron our outfitS, drink, get dressed and gab at the same time. My bedroom and bathroom was covered in shopping bags, clothing tags, accessories, shoes, make-up, drink glasses, etc.
Drove downtown to a friend's apartment where we did more pre-drinking and getting ready. We eventually got to Granville Island, where the boat sailed at 8pm. By this time, we were starving and cursing ourselves for not getting something to eat. We did not drink much on the boat, as it was expensive plus we all still have to drive to Cheryl's parents house in Maple Ridge to spend the night. By the time the boat got back at midnight, we were starving but nothing was open, so we sped to the house and ate pepperoni and rice chips HAHA =D
Saturday AM: Me and Dave woke up to Belle licking our faces. They had 2 cute dogs. Belle was a chihuahua/Jack Russell, and Sunny a 4-month old yorkipoo. We all had breakfast, then me and Cheryl ran around town for our Starbucks fix, and to get appys and desert for bbq dinner party.
Saturday PM: Cheryl made broccoli salad while I baked 2 cakes. The boys were watching TV while the 2 doggies slept on Dave's lap. The guests started to arrive, there was about 30 of us, and Stan started to bbq the huge stack of T-bone steaks he had. We had steak, prawns, diff salads and appys, potatoes, and a WHOLE LOTTA BOOZE!
We decided to spend another night and go to Roosters to dance and drink since we did not really party the night before. We got there around 11, and by the time we left around 1:30, me and Dave were pretty hammered. I remember getting a bunch of free amaretto shooters, YUM! The best thing about arriving at a club late is most ppl are drunk by that time so strangers buy you free drinks Haha =D
Got back to the house and devoured some leftover cake, and passed out.
Sunday AM: Woke up around 10:30 to greetings of Happy Bday, and we all had breakfast of eggs and leftover steak from the night before. After agreeing to meet everyone again downtown, me and Dave drove home around noon to rest a bit and get ready as we were out of clothes from staying 2 nights. Saw my family again after 2 days, HAHA!
Sunday PM: Drove downtown to meet them all and do a bit of shopping at Robson and Pacific Center. Had a little snack at Cafe Crepes and Taco Time. Then said goodbye to everyone as we went to meet my family for my bday dinner at Daitung Chinese Retaurant. After, we all went home and played video games with the kids, who were waiting as we missed 2 nights of our nightly ritual of Gamecube.
Monday AM: Woke up and made breakfast of eggs and bacon, then we all piled into the rental van to go to the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove. They had soooo many animals there, there were tigers and lions and a jaguar. Bears and wolves and birds of prey. We rode this bus that took us into the bear and wolves area, where 2 bears and 3 wolves came right up to the bus!
Monday PM: Stopped by McDonalds on the way home, and when we got home, I just had to nap as I was pooped from all the activities of the past 4 days. But I was able to wake up for chicken wings and suman =)
Tuesday: Now I'm back at work... YAWN ... !!!!