I actually have something to write about other than the weather for once! I decided to go shopping in Edmonton this weekend. I hadn’t been anywhere in forever; the last time I even went to Saskatoon was the first day of February! The drive went pretty smoothly both ways though I there a bit of a delay entering Edmonton due to construction. It always amazes me how much traffic ends up slowing down when two lanes unexpectedly have to merge into one!
I went to a really good vegetarian restaurant for lunch. I had a lentil loaf that was covered with cashew gravy. I’d never had cashew gravy before and I think I may actually prefer to mushroom gravy (and I love mushroom gravy!).
The entrance to the restaurant
Lentil loaf etc.
After that, I went over to West Edmonton Mall. By the time, I got there it was rather busy. I decided to park in the overflow parking across the street that had plenty of spots which I think was a good decision; it looked crazy in the regular parking area! I still have trouble believing that it used to be the world’s largest mall. It just doesn’t seem that big to me!
I was pleasantly surprised with my hotel room. It only cost $86.11 including all the taxes. Booking.com has a 7.4 rating for this hotel which is not bad (I generally find that if a place is 7.0 or higher, it’s fine) but I was still a bit skeptical because the price was so low. It wasn’t a quiet as I’d like at first but by 11 it was very quiet and I slept well; so, I definitely can’t complain!
I headed to South Edmonton Commons this morning and I ended up purchasing a bit more than I thought I would but I got some good deals! Still, I probably should consider putting a moratorium on buying non-essential things for a month or two.
I attempted to have lunch at another vegetarian restaurant but I sat for fifteen minutes with the menu and my order still wasn’t taken and few people actually had any food. I thought it might take all afternoon to get anything to eat so I left and had another Harvey’s veggie burger. At least, this restaurant did not involve driving out of my way!
Before I left Edmonton, I bought a bunch of Indian sweets. I haven’t had them in ages. Hopefully, I’ll be able to eat them gradually but we’ll see.