….are ridiculous in Edmonton. Fire to the west and concurrent serenity to the east.
P.S. - There’s Pie!
TBT | Going North
Having sold, donated, and stored everything but a car-full (more on that later), we went north. …way north, enough to end in one of the continent’s northernmost major cities. North. We camped at Swan Lake, MN, and Elk Island National Park, sandwiching a regrettable hotel stay in Regina, SK.
- Central Canada is nearly as flat & farmed as central Illinois.
- Moose & Mounties do not roam freely.
- Jerky is a road trip essential. American’s both cheaper & better.
- Edmonton has a 98.8% occupancy rate.
…as in, full. We drove up and down every street in the city, spiralling out from the University to some of the more questionable neighbourhoods. And while this was certainly a thorough way to learn the neighbourhoods, it’s pretty certain nobody’d want our tent pitched in their alley. Luckily, the day before work began, we found a condo directly across the river from U of A. …took under something like six hours for the owner to buy, list, and lease the apartment to us. Crazy.
The second weekend, with a roof officially over our heads, we headed off to Jasper for another camping round. And finally mountains! …and elk, and lakes, and glaciers. Full-on Canada mode.