Day 1: Edmonton to Cardston AB

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Sunday, April 26, 2008

My struggle with going on anything like this is figuring out what I need, and then packing what I need without packing a ton of extra stuff too. As I left, I made sure I had my passport, and I figure I can buy just about anything else. There are a few things that didn’t make it into the van:

  • shampoo and conditioner
  • a baseball hat
  • combination locks — this is really dumb because I bought them Saturday for this trip

The first day was mostly uneventful; I made it to Cardston like I’d hoped to and made good time. It’s kind of ridiculous, but when I left Edmonton, it was snowing, and it snowed off and on until I was about half an hour south of Calgary. Supper was at Peter’s Drive-in, of course.

Road Leaving Edmonton

The ‘beautiful’ road conditions as I left Edmonton

Peter's Drive-in

Peter’s Drive-in in Calgary

Cardston Temple

The Alberta Temple in Cardston

Leave Edmonton — 3:25pm — 219,187km
Arrive Calgary — 6:15pm — 219,483km
Leave Calgary (after supper $7.80) — 6:45pm
Claresholm (for gas $29.02) — 8:00pm — 219,617km
Arrive Cardston — 9:15pm — 219,721km

Today — CAD$36.82 — 5:15 hours — 534km
Total — CAD$36.82 — 5:15 hours — 534km


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Jerry on

Yes… Why did you think you had the need to bring combination locks?

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Avatar for Wm. Minchin
Wm. Minchin on

The combination lock are useful at hostels, where you’ll often have a cubby you can lock your stuff up in, as you don’t have a private room. But the good news is I found my locks - they were in with some chocolates I’d bought to take to a friend in California.

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