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Aug 22, 2019 - Edmonton Alberta

Made it to Edmonton, staying at the Glowing Embers RV Park for three nights. Why are we here you might ask? While I am not a big shopper, the largest shopping mall in North America is here and I would like to see it. There will be pictures, lord willing and I find sights worth recording. The Mall has been a lot of fun. The population here or the visitors are a diverse group, I would say all nationalities are evident here and it was fun interacting with them through shopping and enjoying the sights. Okay, the Mall; We saw Hundreds of...

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North to Alaska 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - St. Albert/Edmonton

Beautiful drive yesterday. 8 1/2 hours but most enjoyable. Scenery is always inspiring and although we didn't see any bear, we saw several herds of sheep. Arrived in St. Albert, Alberta. We will be staying with long-time friends Patti and Paul until Friday. We have a wonderful itinerary of visiting, shopping, spa and wine drinking. Paul is smoking us chicken tonight - yummy.

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Jun 12, 2019 - Side trip - Edmonton

We wanted to get the repair done as quickly as possible, and when scheduling a transport service to take our transmission to Edmonton would take longer, Larry volunteered to take it. On the way back to Grande Prairie the service manager let us know their Edmonton facility had the repair parts and were installing them. Later he informed us the transmission was done, tested out fine on the dyno and was on the evening truck headed back to Grande Prairie. It should be here by noon (Thursday) and they should have us out of here by evening. Then...

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Mar 23, 2019 - A Slow Start

Note: Thanks to Irellan for the above photos Well we are on the way again. Not that we have not travelled in the last year or so, but it has been much more low key after my stroke and we had to cancel our "Portuguese winter" last year due to my stroke then our planned trailer trip to Parksville in May/June on doctor's orders due to my emergency hiatal hernia surgery. We did get to Victoria and Parksville eventually in September, but without the trailer. We had a quick weekend in Jasper with our oldest granddaughter in compensation for her...

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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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Canada 2018

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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Canada 2018

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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Canada 2018

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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Canada 2018

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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Canada 2018

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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65 is good!

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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