|View from the top looking North, this shows the 2 tallest buildings downtown Calgary.|
Nana was completely surprised to see the limo. She's pretty easy to surprise as her hearing is not so great and she doesn't really hear plans being made. All 11 of us settled into the limo and took the scenic route to the Calgary Tower, Nana enjoyed every minute of it. It did not have a sunroof, so no re-enacting famous movie scenes. Darn it.
With our reservations at the Sky 360 restaurant, we got free access to the observation deck. My son was beyond stoked to be able to step on the glass floor. My bro-in-law wanted to download the sound of breaking glass on his phone...but that would have been cruel right?! Yes, definitely a bad idea.
|Nana, Hayden, Me|
|You can dress me up and take me out.|
|Looking SW, Rocky Mountains to the West|
|Saddledome and Stampede Park looking SE|
|Looking NE: City Hall, Bow River, and the shadowy part at the top is where I grew up.|
Once we did the full circle tour of the observation deck and pointed out places we recognized, it was time for dinner. which was one level higher. Drinks, appetizers, main course and don't forget dessert! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. With it being a revolving restaurant, our view was slowly changing and the sun was going down so it was a lovely way to enjoy a first class meal. I highly recommend the roast chicken and risotto, but the arctic char, strip loin and bison ribs all got rave reviews (as did the grilled cheese and fries for the 7 year old).
The restaurant does a full revolution in just over an hour. We were there for 2.5 turns. The limo brought us back to my Aunt and Uncles house, Nana was tired and my son was hyper. We called it a night. Here's looking forward to celebrating 92 next year with Nana and the family.