Another beautiful and hot day. We got up early to take Ryan to the airport and hugged him goodbye as he headed back to New Brunswick. Then we kicked up our heels and pointed the GSP into downtown Edmonton. Monica navigated me perfectly. This is a beautiful city…so picturesque against the Saskatchewan River.
After a quick tour around the commercial heart of the city, we parked in the Old Strathcona shopping district and walked the shops. Great fun poking into all the neat boutiques and the huge farmer’s market. I picked up a couple of new masks (on sale @ 2 for 1…gotta love that). Then we had a huge lunch of nachos and salad at Tavern on Whyte. Did I say it was a hot day? Beer helped with that.
We then stopped at the huge IKEA store to pick up a new dresser for Sarah and booted back to Red Deer. Time to relax and then work up an appetite assembling the dresser. Rewarded with Indian take-out for supper, I walked it off with Oland around the Bower Ponds Park. It was dark by the time we got back to Sarah’s… but you should see this beautiful little park. Absolutely stunning. I’ll try to get some shots tomorrow morning before we leave Red Deer.
All in all, the first half of our vacation to has been outstanding. So many wonderful memories made with the family against the beautiful Alberta backdrop. Cheers.