Ah, of all of the things that come with summer, pizza on a stick has got to be somewhere near the top of the stack. In all seriousness, it’s been years since I have been at an event where there was actual carnival. It really hasn’t changed a bit in all these years. There is of course a proliferation of foods that veer towards either causing the immediate onset of a diabetic coma or a massive coronary collapse. I couldn’t mess out on that, so I bought an elephant ear and a pulled pork sandwich. Both were delicious. I avoided the games and the rides on this particular outing. Seeing them brought back adequate memories for me.
Capital Ex is a perfectly interesting way to spend an evening, in any case. I had been feeling guilty about living in Edmonton for so many years without ever making a stop at ‘K-Days’, as it is often called. The Aluminum Show is recommended. It’s quite a lot of fun, and it’s certainly unique. A lot of what is on offer I do not regularly come across in regular life, which makes for an interesting visit. They have a neat section this year with rock memorabilia, which I also enjoyed.
I am looking forward to the rest of the festivals this summer, particularly Folk Fest. They are certainly the highlight of the summer in Edmonton and a great excuse to get out and try something new.