Food, Fun, Family, Friends & Fur
Not necessarily in that order. But where I will continue and regularly talk about all that goes on in the life of Mr Mom, my humorous stories about my husband, family and travels to the serious topics of my work and passions to the getting old part of my life, and what that means for an old queen like myself.
The minivan with wings took us to Yellowknife and was such an amazing flight. It was such a clear day. Great looking pilots. Thank you, Northwestern Air Lease. Yo Da Bomb!! As they say.
The first night we tried to get into the famed “Bullocks” to eat but alas a two-hour wait. I have written about this northern gem before and don’t think I could write enough about it. Anyways we made a reservation for Monday night instead hoping our friend Tammy could join us.
We tried to eat at several establishments the “Fat Fox”, but it was closed, same with the Black Knight Pub, both suggested places we may want to try. Both unfortunately closed. The third place was the trapline when googled took us to the Explorer Hotel. A place that I have stayed at twice, and only eaten at traplines which by the way Is the hotel lounge. The restaurant, Trappers Grille offered a limited menu. It is what I would refer to as upper mid dining.
We both chose the same, unique to us as we have so different tastes. The Elk and quail dinner. It came with several choices of sides. Both of us ordered our steak mid-rare. To perfection, the mixed veggies cooked equally well. No gamey taste, no toughness. The quail had a slight game taste to it but again cooked to perfection.
The restaurant was busy with Japanese tourists and the servers seemed to have no challenges keeping up. We would definitely recommend this restaurant, and from past experiences the hotel as well. They are in the process of adding on to the existing Hotel(not affecting operations), so business must be good.
After dinner, it was off to our hotel, Capital Suites, nothing to write home about on the outside, but very well appointed on the inside. Full kitchen, living room and large queen bedroom. The bathroom had low tub shower(which I prefer to deep tub action).
A good nights sleep, well except for the damn shuttle and its back up beeper, would have liked to slap him around for awhile, other than that great bed and pillows.
Off in the morning googled a breakfast spot, Javaroma Gourmet Coffee, and Tea, it had a European Flair to it, both in the setup but also the staff. We did not know until leaving this is the same place that runs the airport coffee spot,(the staff did not execute this well). Very unfriendly and un-attentive at the airport.
Our breakfast, shared with an added muffin for Darrell, had French toast, eggs, sausages, and fruit. They had cooked the eggs and one of the yolks broke ever so slightly and they gave us another two over easy eggs. It was great and tasty. A European sausage for sure, nice kick to it.
We hooked up with my friend Tammy who decided to take us to the Ice Castle. Note to self-read the fine print… I had checked it out online but missed the part they were closed Monday’s for tours. We still got some wonderful outside pictures and even one with Mr. Snow King himself.
Then Tammy took us across the Lake, Ok so I sound so calm writing this, I get it. I WASN’T, I HAVE BROWN STREAKS IN MY PANTS, just saying. Although the ride was smooth for me, I have watched far too many Ice road trucker shows. Apparently, the Ice is up to six feet thick, little consolation since its also supposed to be one of the deepest Lakes in Canada.
We took the lake to a little first Nations community then, to my pleasure a real road back to Yellowknife. It is so pretty and clean, the snow a stark white. No slush no mud just beauty all around you.
From here we went back to the hotel where we waited for our amazing night at Bullocks. I am sure you can hear my lips smacking from where you are. My stomach gurgling in anticipation, oh so good.