Sunday, September 22, 2013

Calgary (and Edmonton)

This is the West Edmonton Mall.... it's huge!

A little fact for you: West Edmonton Mall, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the largest shopping mall in North America and the tenth largest in the world by gross leasable area. The mall was founded by the Ghermezian brothers, who immigrated from Iran in 1959.

A nice beach, wave pool, and waterside.

An olympic sized ice rink.

A Pirate Ship..... and sooooo much more.  Oh yeah, they even have shops!  ;-)

We stayed in a Theme Room at the Fantasyland hotel (In the mall)....

As you can see, cars were the focus of our floor.

We slept on the back of this pickup truck.  Fun concept, but it was uncomfortable and hard to get down in the middle of the night to use the washroom.

Once back in Calgary, we celebrated our anniversary at Teatro.  A fine dining restaurant that Jodie used to work at.

They even served me a vegetarian tasting menu..... I hadn't asked in advance.

This is what happens to your napkin when you leave to powder your nose.

We even managed to pick out a rental condo.  It's a decent size for downtown Calgary (but almost half of what we have in London..... Yikes!!!).  We haven't rented in over 20 years, it's an unsettling feeling, having no control.  We can't renovate, paint, put holes in the walls (small picture nails are acceptable), and so on....

That was Calgary (and Edmonton).  I flew back and am currently purging and selling things.  I am getting addicted to selling our stuff on Kijiji.

Gotta Run.
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