The first couple of days

July 2nd, 2008

Over the weekend we started to explore Edmonton. Dave has been working hard so had not really done much at the weekends.

Here is a picture of Edmonton from our hotel.

View of Edmonton

On Saturday we went to the West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping mall in North America and the forth largest in the world.

Pirate ship in the West Edmonton Mall

Since Dave sold his motorbike he has been obsessed by them and anywhere we go he takes a picture of them.

Harley Davidson

On Saturday night we walked down and had dinner on Whyte Ave, which is in the Old Strathcona district of Edmonton.

Whyte Ave

Dinner on Whyte Ave

On Sunday we drove out to hike around Cooking Lake, which is on the list of 100 things to do when in Edmonton. We are going to see how many we can do of the 100 during our stay here.

Dave at Cooking Lake by the rental car

Cooking Lake

On my flight out I got Dave a new Canon Camera for the adventure this is a picture of a dragon fly at Cooking Lake

Dave using his new camera to Take macro pics

On Sunday night we went to the movies to watch WALLE, which was fun, it nice being able to walk to the cinema.

On Monday we started looking for a flat and after looking at a couple have decided on one in Downtown about 15 mins walk from Dave's work.

We also had to pick up a new plug for my drums as they were not working due to the voltage being 120 and not 240 volts.

We are going to Calgary next weekend to the Calgary Stampede, which is one of Canada's largest annual events, and the world's largest outdoor rodeo.

My arrival

June 29th, 2008

I have arrived, went to have a beer and a burger in the hotel bar with Dave.

Here is the first of many pics taken with Dave's new camera.

Danny in hotel

The start of the Adventure

June 17th, 2008

The flight is booked for 27th June.

Firstly, I would like to thank Lee for all his effort in putting together
this blog for us, he is a good friend and we will miss him, Juliet and Oliver.

The idea is that by visiting the site now and again you will be able to
keep up to date on what Dave and I are up to on our Canada adventure.

As most of you know we have had the opportunity to live in Canada for a
year with Dave’s work. This will allow us to develop our skiing skills and
for me to focus on my drums and music for the next year. So I will be
blogging about what we get up to, the places we visit and the people we
meet.

So wish us luck and see you all soon.

Lots love
Danny :D