Sunday, March 12, 2017

9.352 Family Time! Out On the Slopes + Out to Eat

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This winter I went skiing with my family. I haven't skied since I was 12.

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The day started with breakfast at McDonald's. I don't even remember the last time I had McDonald's breakfast with my family. I heard McDonald's now has all day breakfast, which is nice because now I can eat their hash browns any time I want.

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The day was perfect for skiing. It wasn't too cold, there wasn't much of a breeze either, and there was a light sprinkling snow occasionally throughout the day.

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The ski boots remind me of rollerblades. I remember back in 7th grade on our ski trip, we had to tell the workers our weight so they could give us the right skis to ski with. I remember feeling so bad and embarrassed telling them my weight, it made me feel so self-conscious. This time we didn't even have to tell them our weight, they just gave us the skis.

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I remembered some things about how to ski, but I definitely had to re-learn finding my balance all over again. I fell so many times, so much that I felt like I was the only one wiping out so badly.

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The bunny hill lifts they had at this place were ones that you stand on. I honestly didn't like it. I'd rather have something that I can hold onto. There were times where I would start sliding back a little, and with nothing to hold onto, there was nothing I could do but to brace myself for the worse. At one point there was a pile up of people because someone was slipping down pushing the person behind them onto the next and so forth. After that incident, I always took one ski off when I got on.

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Skiing got fun as the day went on and I finally found my balance.

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Then we all got hungry and went inside to eat.

I had a fun time with my family. The only part I hated was that there was this a**hole that worked there who had an attitude problem. And unlucky for me, he was there when I somehow managed to get my ski stuck in the lift conveyer belt while trying to get off, causing some major pile up. I fell in the process but the only thing he said to me was, "See? That's why you get off at spot (earlier area) if you don't have both skis on!" If he was like that only at that point, I'd understand, but this guy was an a** all day. I should have blew up in his face. F*cking ruined my experience.

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Anyway, my sisters and I went to Winterlicious again this year.

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My sister and I were planning to meet my other sister downtown. We went early so that we can shop a bit but we literally came into a mall situation where everyone was being evacuated.

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We decided to try out the Drake Hotel this time. At first I didn't think it was literally a restaurant of a hotel. I thought it was just a name... but it was literally a hotel.

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The hotel was quite small and to our disappointment, the dining/bar where the restaurant would normally be was closed off for a wedding party.

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So instead, we were seated in the Drake Cafe. It didn't have the same ambience as an actual restaurant would have obviously, but it was still quite cozy.

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For starters, I chose the Butternut Squash Soup. It tasted so good!

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My sister chose the veggie maki.

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Then for our main, we all chose the Ontario Bavette Steak. It was very savoury and delicious. Very good steak.

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For dessert, I chose the Panna Cotta. It was interesting, very different as I've never had this before.

Service was okay. A bit slow but I can't really give a fair review since there was a wedding going on and that probably took a lot of the staff's attention.

Overall: Ambience B-, Food A-, Service B+, Price B.

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