I feel like I’ve been telling my life story lately. I’m not sorry it’s been very wordy.. as it’s been an interesting period of my life. Where I go, what I do, who I’m with has been changing and I’m reflecting. Medicine Hat is a city I spent a lot of time in as a young girl when we first came to Calgary. On this particular day I followed my grandmas sister-in-law and her daughters to Medicine Hat. We did a nice blast into the past and required lunch so we found Local Public Eatery and they had space for all 6 of us.
We ordered refreshing drinks on this super hot 30C+ day and some food. I wanted something a tad “lighter” and went for Tuna Club Sandwich, which was really amazing and large portions. I actually got scolded for not finishing my lunch! I don’t remember the last time I didn’t finish and got in trouble. Oh family!
My husband had an interesting trip on Medicine Hat journey. He knows my past but never to this extent. Things I’ve told him got verified today and we learned a lot of new things as well. But, his lunch was a giant portion of their Local Burger! Him and my second cousin devoured their entire plates! It was insane! I just didn’t want to be too full as the 3 hour trip home would make me sick if I ate it all.
On and on I talk about the trip I had so now I will go back to Local. The service was great, the bathroom doors were really heavy (I am super weak as well though…) the space was large, the food was so good! I loved our time here! We parked blocks away as we were doing other things. This place now has a place in my heart. I haven’t been back to Medicine Hat since this history lesson day but I know I will, and I will likely stop in here with some other places!
A perfect weekend for me is sometimes just having a slow morning, with coffee and a baked good. I’ve been seeking this out a lot lately and just to work on this blog actually! I found this great place on the Beltline called Sucre Patisserie & Cafe and there’s street parking which is great as we got pretty close.
I ordered a Vanilla Latte as it’s my fancier drink and a tad sweeter. It’s exactly what I wanted and the neat thing about this is you can see they use actual vanilla beans! It was lovely!
This was an interesting day as it was amid day thing to do and we were going to friends house for dinner. This became a snack/late lunch kind of deal but we also spent 2 hours here. I got the Chocolate Hazelnut Croissant and the pastry is amazing! Light and fluffy, with good substance to it. It’s one of my favourites in the city right now!
My hubby ordered some sort of Mocha. He can’t remember and it was only last week! I’m not that far behind on this post! Regardless, he loved whatever he ordered. Funny thing is, I don’t remember trying it either! I’m terrible for taking peoples food and drinks and just trying it so it must have been something I just had no interest in as my stuff was amazing!
His little snack was a Banana Chocolate Croissant and it was sticky and ridiculously good! (See, I had some of this, even though I didn’t touch it! I got it fed to me! hahaha) It was a nice croissant cut open with slices of bananas in it and then topped with chocolate drizzle.
Overall, I would absolutely come here again and set up my laptop for a good afternoon quiet and slow day! I got to window watch people passing by when I wanted a little break, and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I kept an eye on how busy it got as I like to give up my table when it gets too busy. They had a good thing going on here and I didn’t feel rushed. Everything was really good here.
I made it to this hotel randomly. After learning my sister company replaced both the fireplaces in the lobby and dining area of Whistlers Inn, I thought I would just go check it out! I was so impressed with the massive fireplace that’s in their dining room! When we stayed here, there was something going on as it was completely full and constantly busy so I didn’t find the time to talk to the staff here.
The room we got was very standard and tucked away as they were trying to accommodate teams at the hotel to be together. It’s got it’s old charm and character, so it was nice!
We were able to get our little day bag in the room with spare space, so this room does work! It definitely work work if you’ve got children or anything like that! The only thing that I found tricky was the step up to the bathroom. It’s definitely a tripping hazard for me.
There really wasn’t much to the room, but it’s got all you need! It was just the 2 of us and after a day of travel with a hike and dinner, we came back to crash. The next morning, we got showered, ate, and started the journey back home. The hotel and the room did it’s job, we did ours!
It was a very pleasant stay! There isn’t a lot of parking spots on the property, but we were able to get street parking very close by! So, we lucked out there. It was a cozy and fantastic stay at the Whistlers Inn!