Well allo world, yes I am still alive, I think. Let me check, one secondâ€¦â€¦â€¦.. umm ya looks like I am still around.
Been a little busy the last few, ClearGate Communications has been taking up most of my day and night. We are progressing, we have completed our first round of meetings with all the towns and villages, and we also had our first meeting with MLAs. That was an interesting one. We were given about a week noticed that we would be sitting in on a meeting between the county and some invited Ministers. So Kyla and myself spent much time preparing a document that would be submitted to government, let me tell you, this is not an easy task, you have to make it professional enough to remain eye catching, but has to be short enough that they donâ€™t loose interesting; ours came to 8 pages, and I do say so myself that it came out very nice. Good thing I was able to get my hands on Adobe CS2 which came with InDesign, if you have never used InDesign give it a try it http://www.adobe.com/products/indesign/main.html . But back to the main topic, we got the document done a the day before we needed to go to Edmonton, we decided to go up on a Sunday since the meeting was at 8:00 at the Alberta Legislative, and driving up that morning would have been crazy.
But Sunday was a great day, was around 20 degrees out and sunny, we spent the first half the day at West Edmonton Mall, which was nice havenâ€™t been back there in a few years, hasnâ€™t changed much. But we decided to eat on Bourbon Street, when we realized that not one of the restaurants was Cajun. So we ate at a Mexican place, which was some really good food, Kyla wasnâ€™t feeling well because was hope up on Buckleyâ€™s Pills, but it was still good food. The rest of the evening we decided that maybe we should see how far the walk was from the hotel to the Legislative. Just as a side note if you are ever in Edmonton stay at the Marriott Courtyard http://marriott.com/property/propertypage.mi?marshaCode=YEGCY, we had a business suite on the top floor, and I swear the bath room could be big enough as a bedroom. Kyla fell in love with the bed and pillows that I have to say so myself they were great pillows. But I basically choose that hotel because they provided free valet and free internet, and I glad, because our room looked over the North Saskatchewan valley river area and it was beautiful. But Sunday was such a nice evening that we walked over to the Legislative Buildings, only having a general idea of where it was from the hotel, and well after making a few wrong turns climbing up and down for hills we found and it was only 20 minutes from the hotel, and thatâ€™s when we decided that we should walk in the morning.
But on the way back, I have my cameras out attached on the tripod and I was carrying it on my shoulder and it gave the appearance of being a gun, which I guess wasnâ€™t the best thing to do on government property, but we walk up to the guard and he thought it was golf clubs, which was funny. But we decided to take the scenic route back, so we walked down to the river, and took a little walk onto the bridge were I got some nice pictures of our hotel up on the hill and the Fairmount which was next door. But this is when we realized that we had to walk up that hill to get back, and Kyla was in a hurry to make sure she could see her favorite TV show Desperate Housewives (STUPID SHOW). So we made our way back in the general direction of the hotel having no clue how we were going to get there, walked through some interesting areas, and this is when we came to the STAIRS, these stairs are not just normal stairs, they were not the normal 8â€ rise and 9â€run, these were 4â€™ rise and 12â€ run, and there had to be 300 steps to the top of the hill. Halfway up we needed to stop and take a break because I thought I was having a freaking heart attack and my knees have a bit of flamage to them. After making it all the way up and covered in sweet we made our way around the block to the Hotel, got in and turned the air conditioner up. And this is when I realized that the shower had a massage setting which was bloody hell the best part of this trip. Pssst( Kyla didnâ€™t notice the massage setting)
But this thing is getting long, the moral of this story is, Edmonton is great, Calgary sucks, Marriott Courtyard Hotel is a great place to stay, and make sure to eat in the Bistro which overlooks the river, and has great food. We realized that a bus in Edmonton comes by every few seconds. We also realized there is a strange green bug that Kyla was very interested in but was afraid to touch. If you ever want a nice drive, take the road out of downtown that goes to Victoria Park, great drive. Ya the rest of the story will have to be another day, Kyla is given me the look trying to figure out what I am writing here.
My existence depends on my belief that I exist, what if I do not belive?