Sandman Hotel Edmonton West
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I got to Edmonton early one morning, having spent the night on the train. This was fine except I think the driver had been trying to make up for lost time by travelling at something close to warp speed. I say close to because it was actually pretty bumpy and uncomfortable, even lying down, so when I got off the train I found I was still swaying. This made my first day in Edmonton pretty interesting, as I swayed to the hostel and checked in, then swayed to the Muttart Conservatory ...
... But even she didn't seem to know what had happened.
(people - please make sure you buy travel insurance!!!!!)
We rented from Hertz, but there was a line up and one person working!! The only hope I had was it would take off a days rental if it took this long :-) But they have a kiosk where you pick up the phone and talk to a live person in Phoenix and get your car that way, really neat.
Off to the house I rented for my parents in Kissimmee!
... seeking a flat to rent for the month we decided we'd be spending there.
We didn't really think it would happen, though, and were completely prepared for someone to tell us no at some stage. I'm a teacher, and for a teacher to take a vacation during the school year is kind of verboten. Aidan had only just come back to work after just about three months convalescence (oh yeah, Aidan survived a stroke back in September 2012, at the ...
i have arrived : just a couple of photos i took for now. will get into writing more once have more of a routine and settled down. very pretty at the moment with lots of snow around. few layers of clothing, but in the greenhouse where i am working is all heated an the houses are very warm. ...
... waves and beach chairs. Hundreds of people were using it just as we would use a beach. Quite eye opening for us.
We visited 'Fort Edmonton' the origin of the city of Edmonton. It was a trading venue (fort) set up for trade between the Indians, fur trappers and fur traders. While it was about trade the outside walls were around 25' tall with turrets in the corners. In the surrounding ...
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