well, i am currently in a small burg just south of the rockies called hinton, heading back to the lower mainland area, but in the meantime, i may as well as catch up on events:
after leaving the hotel sunday night, after having a lot of fun at the 'fur eh' convention, i woke up on monday and met up with two other fellow con goers, a nice gentleman and his daughter, we went together to explore the famous 'west edmonton mall', but not before walking their friendly dog 'tessa', we walked a few blocks, then went back to the hotel room to drop tessa off, and drove to the mall, and with the edmonton streets layout that it is, the vehicle gps system, gave a roundabout way to get there, we arrived at the parking lot near the bay store, entered and walked thru into the mall, there were many similar stores that one see`s in many other malls, that it was very possible to not know which one you were actually in, well... other than the cool things that did separate this mall from many others, among the attractions, were the pool with water slides and a wave machine activated at times, a big pirate ship, which was near the sea lion pool, which while on the way to, we saw a penguin walking in the mall (very cool), then there was the rope climbing center, which we all chose to not do, for it seems not very challenging in any of our eyes, and further in the mall was a mini golf course, which we also chose not to do, then we stopped at a restaurant for a snack, and afterwards we came by a putt-n-glow thing to do, and yes we for sure did that, a completely blacklight 18 hole mini golf course, everything had a very surreal look to it, very cool, though a few of the holes were just a bit too challenging, one had to get the ball up this square aztec like pyramid with the hole on top, just a bit too hard for us, but that did not stop the fun, a few photos were taken, very h.r. puff-n-stuff looking images, then when we were finished there, we went back to checking out the rest of the mall, and did come across the amusement park, with not one but two roller coaster rides, though we did not get on anything, for by that time (near 6) it was closing down for the day, but it all looks very cool, maybe next time i`m in town i may explore it again.
after that we left the mall, and headed back to their hotel room, and picked up tessa, and took her to a dog park, which was a fun long walk, and a few photos were taken with the metal bridge and sunset, then it was time to head back to the hotel, at which i was invited to go swimming in the pool, but by the time that all came about, the pool was closing in 15 minutes at 10p.m., well, at least i got wet for a bit, then they let me take a shower, and after saying bye, i left.
on tuesday i gassed up the van, checked tires, oil and water, hit a couple of thrift shops, and hit the road, and now here i am in hinton.
and of course more will follow