Category Archives: Edmonton

Hudson’s Canadian Tap House

Hudson’s in the West Ed Mall is kind of a Canadian theme restaurant. Better meals were probably waiting elsewhere, but I just couldn’t resist. The walls were adorned with snowshoes and the servers were dressed as various Indian maidens. Pierra … Continue reading

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Edmonton: Snow Cat

Although I hated to leave the fireplace in Maureen’s basement where I had been sleeping, we went to spend the rest of the week at Pierre and Olga’s. They have an outdoor cat that lives in the snow. Its name … Continue reading

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Edmonton: Vicky’s Bistro and Wine Bar

Vicky and George, first generation Greeks¬†Have moved locations several times. Vicky’s is elegant and clean, with a warm, homey vibe. Pierre and Olga’ grand-daughter also happens to work there as a server. We started out with Saganaki, a baked cheese … Continue reading

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A Difficult Day all Around

Tuesday Maureen drove me, my mom, Loretta and Pat to St Paul for the funeral. It was 15 below (C) with biting winds. When I got up, everyone was throwing on sweaters and mittens and toques like they were preparing … Continue reading

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Snow!

We flew into Edmonton Sunday night and had a nice family dinner of comforting chili made by¬†Maureen. I had sworn all the way there I would not complain about the cold. I walked out into the snow on my first … Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes on the Breland Family

My mother’s father, Alfred Breland, married twice, and brought 15 children into this world. I once extrapolated 72 first cousins from this, and goodness knows how many second cousins. For the sake of this visit, I am going to keep … Continue reading

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