Monday, July 24, 2006

Edmonton Trip

Not that kind of trip! It was a road trip. Brad and I left on Thursday before noon. It was a pleasant road and we stopped along the way to drink a little Jones soda and enjoy the best that Saskatchewan highways have to offer. We arrived without incident but had significant trouble finding our campground of choice (or any for that matter). We were planning to camp at an in town sight. We sought directions at the Fort and after a series of detours for construction, our first try landed us at a grave-yard and not a ski-hill (in Edmonton???) as we had been expecting. After a scenic tour of the river valley, we eventually found what we were looking for.

The view from our campsite was quite good considering we were only about a 10 min drive from Whyte Ave and maybe 15 from the West Ed. Mall. We went to Whyte ave that evening to check out the local night life. The StarSchmucks had a nice present opportunity for old Cap. Orange if you are in the market.

That night we got back to the campsite after dark and had some of the best campfire veggie burgers that can be had. Thanks be to Ms. Orange that we had such great treats packed for us in our cooler. She is always a wonder. Guess she was just glad to have me out of the house for a couple of days.

The next day we rose early and went for breakfast on Whyte Ave. There was a little less activity than there had been on the previous evening. We bought some clothes, checked out Whyte Night Games and some really weird curio shops. After caffinating ourselves, we took in a two for one show at the theatre in the mall. On the way we saw the coolest store front in the whole place.
The stuff inside wasn't as tacky as you would imagine. Quite cool if that is your thing.

First we saw the lots of potential but little payoff film, Lady in the Water ( It had its moments, but they were too few. Don't see it. Next we crept a bit late into Monster House (imdb). That was really funny, but I can't say as I will be taking the girls. It is a riot, but it has some really disturbing and creepy moments that you just don't want to have to explain about how people are really messed up and bad to one another.

After the shows we did some shopping and had supper. oom in on this picture so you can see the price of the pre-damaged blue jeans that brad is displaying. If these are Edmonton prices, I can' t wait to shop in New York.

Before we left we saw this little guy just wandering around on the second floor with an escort of Mall officials. He was definitely running the show.