Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Edmonton South
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G'Day U2 Fans!
Ok! So we were patient and waited nearly a year for this concert but there was no way we were going to give up these tickets after Bono injured his back in the Spring of 2010 rehearsing for their World Tour! You see, this concert was originally scheduled for June 16, 2010 in Edmonton. Although the concert wasn't cancelled, …
Well, this was one concert we didn't want to miss! Having seen Bon Jovi once before in Saskatoon back in the 90's, we can't remember the actual year, we thought it's been too long since we last saw him. And, we love visiting the city of Edmonton so when tickets went on sale, we were fortunate to have grabbed a couple seats.
We arrived at …
We are now 500 miles closer to the North Pole (for those of you who keep track of these things). We are also 2500 miles for home (we are keeping track of that).
We left Regina early, miraculously early for us: 0745. Beat some of the traffic out of the city and got on the road to Edmonton in sun (yes, we recognized it right away). We zipped …
... t fit. After finding two pairs, we went to the Pampa Brazilian Barbeque. What an interesting place. For a flat fee you get all of the meat that you want to eat. Here is how it works. The waiters come around with a selection of meat on a skewer and slice some off for you. On your table is a coaster; which is red on one side and green on the other. If the green side is up the waiters will come by with meat if red they will not bother you. You can change your coaster as ...
... to locate our 83 yr old host who seemed to have disappeared. He had taken a detour (deviated, as they say in the U.K.) from our planned route, and not checked to see if we were with him still. After reuniting with him and descending the now foggy, boggy misty terrain, we headed home. My warm shower was interrupted by Jennifer’s arm reaching in, complete with a shot glass full of apple liqueur! Such service! Needless to say, my singing in ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
We only spent one night at this HIEx. They didn't have wine glasses last year but they did this year. Room and breakfast were good! Also, good location for shopping at Edmonton South Common Box Stores including IKEA and quick access out of Edmonton. Close to the end of LRT Line. Drive only a couple minutes and then Park'n Ride. Overall, experience was good. Would stay here again for the same reasons.
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