May 01 - Edmonton, Alberta

I posted some things back to Scotland today and when I walked past the railway station I decided to go pick up my tickets. I was more than a little surprised to hear the station had been moved to 4km away from downtown. That was a bit annoying because I thought I could just walk the 3 blocks to the station the next morning, now I will have to organise a taxi.

The weather was getting a bit nicer and the sun was out so I walked from downtown to the Provincial Legislature, one of Edmonton’s most recognisable buildings on the skyline. I sat in the park at the front which also used to be the site of the original Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Edmonton, the first settlement here.

I walked across the high level bridge to the south bank of the river and along through the parks into Old Strathcona. This is a lively suburb of Edmonton and still retains many original buildings. James, Andrea and Dave met me and we all headed out for Margaritas and Nachos at the popular Mexican place Julio’s Barrio on Whyte Ave.

After that we all went to an Irish pub for chicken wings and drinks until late. That was good fun and it was great to be able to meet up with people who I met when I was away from the UK before.

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