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Jul 15, 2018 - Edmonton

There’s a heritage tram that runs across the High Level Bridge, as the name suggests, a very high bridge across the North Saskatchewan River near downtown Edmonton. I did some research on Google Maps & found there was lots of parking near the Strathcona Farmers Market which was closed today so that sounded perfect & it was close to the southern terminus of the tram. The parking lot was almost empty when I got there but what I didn’t know was that a Street Fair was happening nearby this afternoon so when I got back, the parking lot was...

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Jul 14, 2018 - Edmonton

I made up for yesterday’s lazy day by going to 3 different places, after watching the end of the Men’s semi-final which started at 6:00 am here. I started off at the Muttart Conservatory which is not far from downtown Edmonton so I got to drive along the North Saskatchewan River valley for a while. The conservatory is split into 4 glass pyramids, each with a different theme – tropical, temperate, arid & a feature pyramid where the theme changes. I was a bit disappointed as the pyramids were quite small – I suppose I’m spoiled after seeing...

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Jul 13, 2018 - Edmonton

Some people might consider this a completely wasted day. I wasn’t really interested in who won the first Wimbledon men’s semi-final but like everyone else, had to wait until Isner & Anderson played to 26-24 in the final set before the Nadal / Jjokovic match started. The first match went for so long that they only had just under 3 hours before they hit the 11:00pm Wimbledon curfew so after watching tennis all day, I still don’t know if Novak can win over Rafa. He was up 2 sets to 1 when they had to quit but that doesn’t mean much. Eleven pm...

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Jul 12, 2018 - West Edmonton Mall

For a bit of fun I went to the West Edmonton Mall. It's the largest shopping mall in North America & for a while it was the largest in the world. A pity I’m not a shopper – there’s over 800 stores & more than 100 eateries but there’s also plenty of other things to see. I’m ashamed to say the only things I bought were a chicken crepe for lunch & a birthday card for a friend. A well as an NHL-size ice rink, Galaxyland features 25 rides & attractions, World Waterpark has a giant wave pool & 20 waterslides all of which were full of kids both...

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Jul 11, 2018 - Edmonton

I'm still here. I haven't done any sightseeing yet but I'm here until next Tuesday so there's still plenty of time to explore Edmonton. I happened to wake up a bit after 6:00am this morning, just in time for the start of the Federer match. I watched the whole 5 sets, then the Nadal - Del Potro 5 setter so got plenty of excellent tennis. The only problem was that the wrong person won both matches. By the time the tennis was finished it was too late to pack up the motorhome & go anywhere so I just went for a walk along the nature trail which...

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Jul 8, 2018 - Rocky Mountain House to Edmonton

Watched tennis yesterday. All the Aussies lost but the only surprise was that they got this far. The campground at Rocky Mountain House was right on the North Saskatchewan River & Edmonton is also on the same river so I must have followed it all day although I didn’t see it. The map always shows a straight line but my route was north then east so I was much closer to the river. I was back in prairie Canola country mostly &caught some glimpses of snow-capped Rockies as I travelled north – I’ll get to them eventually.

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Apr 13, 2018 - Home Sweet Home!

Home! There is nothing like it! And we woke up to snow....what is it with this Alberta weather? I much preferred the 35 C that I left behind in Vegas. Grrrrrrr The weather Gods had us leaving Lethbridge with snow falling yesterday when we left at 9:30 am. The trip home was no problem. We decided to take highway 36 which is a two way highway but there was light traffic and the roads were clear. Then highways 14 & 16 to come into Edmonton. There was no snow or rain along the way but there was snow in the ditches and as far as the eye could...

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Dec 18, 2017 - Journey Home

We were up and had breakfast earlier than usual then checked out of the hotel and too a cab to the airport. We were in plenty of time and the check in was not open. We sat till it opened and lined up. We were fortunate to be upgraded to a higher class of seat. We sat in the lounge ill it was time to board. The plane was a little late in leaving, but we had a good flight with a meal on real plates and cutlery. AT Reykjavik we were directed to a gate. We were first there, but soon a crowd gathered and we stood past the time the plane should...

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Jul 11, 2017 - Getting ready.....

Mel has packed and repacked the basement area of the rv many times! Not to be outdone, I have revised the cupboards inside a few times as well. Tomorrow Mel has an eye appointment to check on his last laser treatment (long story) in the morning and then we should be on the road. If not, stay tuned for possible updates such as DELAYED, CANCELLED, or ON TIME!

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Jun 30, 2017 - Edmonton

Did a city tour today, then the Street Car ride a drive around the city. It's such a shame when you visit these towns and cities that the local government want to tear down all the old buildings and build a new shiny no character highrise. Why do they think it's what the people want! Riding the Street Car was a real treat - dates back to 1913 and has been totally restored. The Street Car named 'Melbourne' that use to run in Melbourne Australia will be running here in Edmonton for Canada Day. Wow, the celebration is huge here - but then it...

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Jun 29, 2017 - Fort Edmonton Park

What a great representation of the by-gone era. From 1846 when the Fur Trade was in full swing through to the 1920's. We jumped aboard the steam engine 107 and headed to the Fort. Met a local guide who was very informative about how life was back then. Spent the day going through the shops and businesses - everything on display was in pristine condition and lovely to see. Had a great time!

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Jun 29, 2017 - Alberta Aviation Museum ~ Edmonton

Lui was in HEAVEN! This museum was something he was looking forward but hadn't done much homework on it (I had and hoped that it would live up to my 'talking it up') and guess waht it EXCEEDED his expectations! All you aircraft lovers will like this entry - but I found the museum so well done and the volunteers who work there are great. :)

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