Musings of The Edmonton Tourist

Looking at life in a slightly skewed manner

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The Red Chair Project
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It happened. I turned 50. I had great expectations for turning 50 but I couldn’t name any of them. It was vague but it was going to be great. I took my birthday off. It was in the middle of a hectic week at work and my thoughts were filled with shoulds. As in ‘you […]
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Edmonton Tourist: Market Day
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Summer officially starts in Edmonton after the May Long weekend. This usually means the chance of snow is almost over. I say almost because I have seen snow in May, June and August. The outdoor farmer’s markets often start the May long weekend as well. I had family obligations for most of t...
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Edmonton Tourist: Top of the Bank Trail
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I had an errand to run in Wolf Willow today. I saw signs for the Fort Edmonton Foot Bridge, my pal the dog was with me so I decided to explore the river valley from the west end. Let’s be clear, I never get out this way unless I have a specific task. The west […]
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Edmonton Tourist: Art Gallery of Alberta
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When I was a University student I had an annual pass to the Art Gallery of Alberta or AGA as it is fondly called around these parts.  It isn’t like a yearly membership is expensive but I have been on a quest to find fun and free things to do in Edmonton. I get that somethings […]
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Edmonton Tourist: Under the Big Wheel
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Winter is still going strong here in Edmonton. I am not going to lie, it is bringing me down. Six months of winter is more than enough. Thanks Old Man Winter, you can stop now. Happily I haven’t removed my winter tires. As far as second winters goes, this one isn’t all that cold but [...
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Edmonton Tourist: Mandolin Books and Coffee Company
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The sun was out and spring felt like it was here. After being in a stadium for 5 days with 7000 kids, I was happy to get out in the fresh air and explore a little of my city. Plus, I wanted a coffee, a really great cup of coffee. To me great coffee comes […]
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Edmonton Tourist: Government House Park
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Such a great day for a visit to a park! But because it is early spring, choosing a park that would have very little melt or muck was important to me. Government House Park is located on the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River and gets direct sunshine and heat. I figured it would […]
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Edmonton Tourist: Doughnut Party
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I belong to a karma group. It is a group of friends and friends of friends who give stuff away to each other. For example, I had a tiny oak table and gave it to one person on there and I have received art and a spirograph, I like obscure things – Don’t Judge. Since […]
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Edmonton Tourist: The Music Man
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I love community Theatre. Any time you can support activities that involve creativity, kindness and fun, I think you should do it. Now, not all community theatre is good. Some is actually very terrible. But for the most part, these are people who have day jobs and want a forum for their creative ...
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Edmonton Tourist: Woodrack Café
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I have been driving by this café since they broke ground a couple of years ago. I figured with a name like Woodcock, it was a steak place. Today after a race package pickup in the neighbourhood, I decided to stop in and see if I could grab a nice lunch. It was a total […]
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