Monday, April 16, 2007

River View Room, Great Concert, Fantastic Weekend

What a great time we had. It was fantastic to say the least. We headed up to Saskatoon for the weekend. We left Friday morning and leisurely made our way to Saskatoon, of course when I say leisurely I mean we were only traveling at about 20 km over the posted. We stopped in Regina at Chapters of course. A few books and a Starbucks later, we had a quick lunch and were back on the highway. We checked in at the Radisson and had supper at the hotel restaurant. We picked up our tickets for the concert and headed back to the hotel to lounge around the sauna and hot tub, me - of course - with one of my new books, The Offbeat Bride.

We made it to the concert around 11:30, about an hour late and missed one of the opening bands. The second opener was really pretty good. "Art of Dying" out of Vancouver. We were pretty impressed, but they were nothing compared to the leading band of course. Who were they you ask? Econoline Crush. I love them. I've now seen them 3 times in concert and I would go again and again. It was a great time, Dan had a great time too. They played a great show and a even better encore. We made it back to the hotel around 2:30 / 3 a.m.

Saturday we did some shopping. We walked down to the Midtown Plaza Mall and wandered around there for quite sometime. We didn't find everything we were looking for, so we grabbed the car and headed to the Center at Circle and 8th to find a couple stores that I wanted to check out. For supper we parked back at the hotel and wandered around downtown checking out all the little stores and looking for someplace that struck us as someplace to eat. We ended up at Winston's English Pub. The food was fantastic, the place itself was very good looking, very interesting, and we would highly recommend checking it out if ever looking for someplace to eat in downtown Saskatoon.

After supper it was back to the hot tub and sauna. Guess what is one reason why we pick the Radisson so often? Lol. Later we went to see "Reign Over Me", the new Adam Sandler film about the man who loses his family and is found by an old friend. It was better than we had expected. It had a little bit of everything, comedy, drama, suspense even. We went to the new Galaxy Cinema that was just recently built up there.We love the Galaxy Cinemas, they are designed so well in tiered seating that ensures that you aren't fighting to see through anyone's head.

Yesterday was pretty low key. We got up early for one last crack at the pool area before we went for breakfast in the hotel restaurant. We checked out and headed to visit one of Dan's friends that we hadn't seen in a while. We had a good visit there and then we left for home around 2 ish. It's a good 5 hour drive, so we didn't want to leave too late. We got home around 7, picked up Jessie, who was one happy happy puppy to see us back home, and even happier to see what toy we brought home for her.

It was a fantastic weekend. We had a gorgeous river view from our room on the 16th floor with a king sized sleep number bed. We relaxed, we laughed, and we had a great time. But it's always nice to get back home.

My Mood: Relaxed