May Long Thrills

Panic Plunge at Silverwod Amusement Park    One of my favourite perks of living in Kamloops is the climate.  Us citizens are lucky enough here to enjoy mild winters reflected by exceptionally hot summers.  But not even this city is immune from an occasional outburst from the elements outside.

Spring in the tournament capital of Canada has indeed seen an abundance of sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-20s. Unfortunately, such delightful weather has been mostly limited to the common workweek, transforming into charcoal clouds and rain for my days off. With the approach of May Long, the forecast speculated yet another dreary weekend. So my wife and I, along with a couple of friends, skipped town and headed for the sunny boardwalks of Coeur d’Alene.

Lakeside lounging with a bucket of strawberry infused booze certainly made for a serene Friday night sunset, but it was actually a nearby attraction that had drawn us down to Idaho: Silverwood Theme Park. We awoke Saturday morning with resolve to conquer as many rides as the day would allow. Continue reading

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Things Reviewed: The Bennett Burger

ImageThe other night I had the pleasure of attending this hip joint up in Sahali for an evening of drinks and patio cuisine.  On special was a house favourite, the highly lauded Bennett Burger.  I decided to see if it would live up to its hype.

Despite its rather pedestrian presentation, the Bennett burger proved to be a finely grilled tasty sensation. One might even go so far as to refer to its savoury blend of flavours as scrumptious: ground beef infused with a trio of cheeses, two types of onions, a sprinkle of spice, and a special secret ingredient that lends an extra kick.  Topped with pan-fried bacon strips and paired with a wheat ale, the Bennett Burger is a barbeque delight.

Look out, Whopper.  There’s a new patty in town.

– Cory Magnus Stumpf