I recently took a week and a half off from work to go visit friends up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
My flight got delayed by almost two hours, which made my flight land in the YEG airport at right around 2am.
This wasn't the craziest part of my flight though. I was wearing my hair in a bun when I went through the full body scanner at the PDX airport... and they registered as a foreign object.
The next night I went to my very first NHL game at Roger's Place, their local arena. I saw the Edmonton Oiler's get their booties kicked and lose by four points. My friend Hailey works at the arena which made us able to drown our losing sorrows in free drinks...
After the game that night I took a cab home, no drinking and driving with my friends! I was so distracted by the cute boy in the front seat that I ended up leaving my phone in the cab...
I ended up calling it the next day and a local bar tender had found it and I met her to get it back a few hours later! Thank goodness for those sweet Canadians!
The next night we kept it chill, bar hopped throughout the night and Hailey showed me some of her places in Downtown Edmonton. Plus I tried my very first CANADIAN poutine. America just doesn't do it the same way. So far from my experience, the closest place in Portland to Canadian Poutine is at HUB.
The next night we went to a free show at Knoxville Tavern. I'd never actually seen a live Tigerlily set, and my GOD, it was an amazing show. I also met a guy there who offered to marry me if I ever wanted to become a Canadian. He was super cute, I could see myself getting a green card for him.
Post Tigerlily I tried my very first bag of Ketchup chips. I. AM. IN. LOVE.
Next night was another chill night, we went to their local Country music bar and... they had an armadillo disco ball.
We drove down to Calgary the next day where I tried Tim Horton's for the first time! Why don't we have these in America again?
The next few days of my trip were chill, until I left for home. I brought some ketchup chips home with me of course... but they are gone now. :(
Until next time Canada! (Which will probably be this summer if we are being honest)