I made my first trip to Edmonton yesterday, it was a business trip. It only took me 2.5 hours or so to get there, great time. The QEW2 was not busy, it is so nice driving along a major highway without killer traffic.
I arrived shortly after 8am. Left around 5:20am or so and I stopped for a bit for a coffee – horrible coffee I will mention (Petro Canada) and some 5 hour energy – extra strength. That stuff is amazing. On an empty stomach, it gives you an instant boost.
So, I get to Edmonton and check in with the receptionist and who’s there to greet me? Well, Montreal of course. I don’t think I have mentioned Montreal as yet. He’s a new BDO employee, from, you might have guessed, Montreal. His parents are billionaires and owners of the Nair hair removal company. I guess he wanted to be just like the rest of us and work a regular job. He has a doctorate in electrical engineering (I think it is) so he must know his stuff – I am impressed with anyone who’s done that much schooling to have a doctorate.
Visited with him for a bit (he was in Calgary for 2 weeks training) and then met with the IT guy. We toured around the Edmonton office and then visited his 2 other supported sites in Edmonton. Stopped off for lunch at Edo Japan, amazing meal and got some sweets at an Italian bakery.
Headed back towards Calgary around 4:30pm. It was a long day but a good one.
Heading south to Lethbridge today – shouldn’t be as long a day as it was yesterday. My tour of Alberta will be just about done, heading to Grand Prairie sometime in lake July.