We drove across the river (the North Saskatchewan) to Old Strathcona and Whyte Avenue, which was bustling on Saturday evening. We ate at Da-De-O. Cajun Food. In Edmonton. Alberta? It was really good. The sweet potato fries were great. The deep-fried pickles with the sweet chili dipping sauce were even better!
Whyte Avenue was clearly a big deal in Edmonton. But after dinner we checked out another big deal - the West Edmonton Mall. After all, we've already been to the Mall of America on this trip. And WEM is even bigger. A full blown amusement park. A water park. Something like 800 stores. We didn't spend much. I bought a pair of reading glasses at the dollar store. I'd left mine in the car and I couldn't read the tiny print on the mall map without help. And we played black-light mini golf. Which set us back $12 or so. Then we went home.