|All roads lead to the mall|
|The 1980s are alve and well here|
I bought some lunch items and pedalled of in search of Edmonton's river pathway system. The North Saskatchewan River cuts a deep gouge through the city, and its steep banks form an organic green vein against the city's rigid grid street pattern. An excellent pathway system runs along this corridor, zipping under the arterial bridges. Edmontonians were in their relaxed Sunday mode, having picnics and enjoying the sunshine. I ate my lunch with a great view of the city skyline and the river.
|Chirashi Sushi in the park|
I went intto the MEC store to buy replacement inner tubes and stuff I had forgotten (a dirty laundry bag!). While I was in the store my phone rang and it was Stephanie who I was supposed to stay with last night. She asked me what my plans were and said that she and her husband were invited to a dinner which I was welcome to join. I accepted her offer, and had a fabulous time with great people and good food well into the late evening — a much more valuable and real Edmonton experience than a mall full of artifice!
“Come on everybody, Let's go to the mall!”
(A parody of 1980s music, malls and Canada from "How I Met Your Mother")