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The rest of the month quickly passed by, and the weekend of my birthday arrived. We arrived early at YYJ (Victoria International Airport) so we could check in for our flight, hopefully get the seats we want, and have a quick cup of coffee before heading in though security. We soon boarded our plane, and in short order arrived at our destination. We were met at the airport in Edmonton (YEG) by Mrs GO! Team's brother who then drove us out to our hotel. We had originally planned to stay with him and his family, but he decided with all we had planned that it would logistically would be impossible. So as kind as he is he gave us the gift of a hotel close to everything we wanted to do in the area. So after checking in and getting settled we had nothing left to do, so we decided to head out and go caching. But what kind of caching did we want to do?
I didn't bring my GPS along (I know, sacrilege right!?), but I never planned to based on what we had in store. But I did have my GPS enabled cellphone, and using the geocaching.com app I looked at the surrounding area for traditional caches. The area was pretty bare of those, but upon closer inspection I noticed 2 earthcaches not to far away. And reading the descriptions of both they seemed very interesting to do. So out we went, caught a cab and headed to the Royal Alberta Museum. These were a great choice for us to do since we had never gotten a earthcache is Alberta before, so in doing one we actually became qualified for Platinum Earthcache Master. The two CO's of these earthcaches (GC5QQER & GC5QD5Q) should be very proud, as both were fantastic and highly educational! And when these were done we hopped into another cab and went back to the famous West Edmonton Mall to wander around until it was time to head back to the hotel.
The next day was not geocaching related at all, so we will only limit it to a mention. On this day we went back to West Edmonton Mall and did the World Waterpark followed by a round of mini-golf at Professor Wem's Adventure Golf. And since neither of us had been to a Hooters before, we decided to give that a go for dinner. Just to side note, the burgers were fantastic and the Fried Pickles were to die for!!!
May 31 finally arrived and I could barely hold my excitement. I know not to get my expectations too
After the maze was done, the group of us enjoyed the rest of the museum, and soon Magicman65 had to depart. The family and I went to a restaurant called Soda Jerks, and enjoyed an evening of fun, food and laughter. Of course there was the trip home the next day, but nothing eventful happened to warrant writing about it.