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Edmonton and the biggest mall ever!

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Well I just spent ages typing up a huge blog and then it didn't post properly and I lost it all!! aghhhh so annoying!! Sorry but I will not be doing all that again so here is a shortened version of what we have done the last three days :)

So we survived our last bus ride of the trip! Sooo glad to have that over :) Arrived in Edmonton on Thursday at about 5pm and we were both pretty exhausted so just went to Boston Pizza for dinner because it is at the end of our street and then headed back to the hotel to have an early night.
Friday morning we had breakfast at the restaurant of our hotel and Nick said it was the best bacon of his life! I was very disappointed because I'd gotten pancakes :( They were good but the bacon did look amazingly crispy! We headed into West Edmonton Mall to spend the rest of the day wandering around in awe at how ridiculously large the place is!! There is a massive pirate looking ship that has like an Underwater World attached to it, a water park, ropes course, Galaxy Land (amusement park), mini golf, IMAX theatre, ice skating rink... and the list goes on!! We did the ropes course which was pretty cool but really high and kind of freaked me out (well actually a lot) and we also played mini golf and had dinner at this cool place. I wanted to go to the Sherlock Holmes pub but Nick wasn't old enough :( Did a whole lot of shopping as well and bought a fairly ridiculous amount of clothes, hehe :) One thing I had decided I wanted to do while in Canada was get the top of my ear pierced as a memento and I found a place at the mall called 'Icing by Claire's' so I thought that would be a pretty cool place to get it done :) Was so surprised at how little it hurt and am really happy with how it looks and the fact that it's not looking infected or anything awful like that!! We were pretty exhausted after our day of wandering around so came back to the hotel and crashed pretty early last night.
This morning we did the same thing for breakfast so that I too could experience the amazing bacon and then we headed back out to the mall because we couldn't really find anything else cool to do in Edmonton, lol. Now I don't know what public transport is like back home because I try my best to avoid it, but if this trip has taught me anything it is to continue to try avoiding it for the rest of my life!! Random strangers on the bus - do not talk to me! I am not interested in your life story!!! Particularly when you are crazy!! Haha, anyway... vent over...
We went to see Sherlock Holmes at the IMAX Theatre today and no exaggeration, it was the best movie I have ever seen!! Sooo good!!! Nick was laughing at me because I kept leaning forward in my chair with my mouth open and getting way too into it! So if any of you have not seen it yet, then make sure you tell me when you do because I would definitely go again! lol. After the movie we went to Galaxy Land and rode this roller coaster called the Mind Bender. I used to think the Cyclone was pretty good but this one leaves it for dead! The drop at the start is like the Giant Drop and it is so ridiculously fast and has three massive loops. I screamed so much that I lost my voice (it goes about twice as long the Cyclone as well) and at the end of the ride I looked at Nick and he was laughing about how awesome it was but his face was sooo white! Hate to think what mine looked like....
After wandering around for a bit more we headed back to our hotel to relax for the rest of the avo. Our train leaves really early in the morning so we are going to pack up our stuff now and get an early night. Bought a season of Lie To Me and a double adaptor for our headphones so that we could watch it on the train. Really looking forward to this trip because the scenery is supposed to be amazing and we will have heaps more freedom to walk around and more comfortable seats as well :D
So hope you are all having a great weekend and we are looking forward to seeing everyone when we get back on Thursday. Not long now! Won't have wifi on the train (not sure how I'll survive that....) so will blog again about the trip when we get to Vancouver on Monday. Miss you all :)
Love Claire xo

Posted by clairebear89 18:20 Archived in Canada

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