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Elk Island National Park & Edmonton

Posted in Alberta, Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Travel with tags , , , on July 24, 2017 by Amanda

On the Victoria Day Long Weekend, I decided to take advantage of this year’s free national park pass and visit Elk Island National Park.  I’d driven past it a bunch of times but had never stopped.  My sign that I wasn’t the only with this idea was the several cars parked by the sign along Highway 16 and people taking pictures.  I finished two hiking trails: one was maybe 3 kilometres long and the other was 10 kilometres.  I started another but it was way too muddy for my liking.  I saw lots of bison but no elk!

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A bison

Afterwards I headed to Edmonton where I spent two completely free nights at a very new hotel.  I really do love the Marriott Rewards Visa!  Of course, I shopped etc. while I was there.

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Big news

Posted in Alberta, Christmas, Costa Rica, Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Great Sandhills, Job offer, Moving, North Battleford, Ontario, Saskatchewan with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2017 by Amanda

I was going to write this post a bit earlier this evening but was interrupted by the fire alarm going off in my building.  It was nothing; some idiot probably pulled it.  Anyway, I have some big news: I will be starting a new job in Ontario on August 1.  I am definitely ready for this change as I’ve been in North Battleford, SK for nearly four and a half years.  I am not really looking forward to clearing out this apartment though!

I have (obviously) completed ignored this blog this year.  Until now, it has not been the most exciting year but a few things have happened.  I will really try to write posts to make up for this soon.  If not, here is a summary:

  • I was home for Christmas/New Years
  • I went on a trip to Costa Rica in March
  • On Victoria Day Weekend, I went to Elk Island National Park and Edmonton
  • I visited the Great Sandhills yesterday