TRH RECAP: Edmon-TONS of Fun

The forecast said that it was going to be in the low 80s (that’d be 28 Celsius) at the beach last weekend.

So, naturally, @theroyalhalf and I thought this would be the best possible time to load up all of our warmest tank tops and head up to great white north!

And it turned out to be one of the greatest decisions in our lives.

Between the free flowing booze, delicious donairs, and delectable Mexi-Canadian fare (no, really!), our buddies at @OilersNation and @EdmontonTourism made their welcoming city a place that we were proud to call home, even if it was just for a few days.

Of course, we were nearly run out of town right after we landed because someone couldn’t finish his beer.

So. Embarrassing.

Then we drank some more.

And more.

And more.

And more.

And more.

And more.

And more…

…I just wish there was some way to segue back to our trip.


That’ll do nicely.

And oh yeah, the LA Kings were also in town!

Mike Richards street hockey - The Royal Half

No, really, this is like an everyday thing in Edmonton.

Per the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the streaking LA Kings had to take on the Edmonton Oilers. I know, I know. It’s awful that both teams were subjected to such a barbaric practice, but rules are rules.

The game went on. We cried because we missed Ben Scrivens, we laughed at Jeff Carter’s butt goal, we laughed AND cried when Trevor Lewis scored – all of it was so amazing and we wished we didn’t have to leave.

But just because we did leave doesn’t mean we won’t be going back.

The trip opened us up to a whole new world that was draped with natural beauty, filled with some of the nicest people we’ve ever come across and a growing downtown scene filled with amazing bars and mouthwatering restaurants.

Also, we found these:

Edmonton Keepsakes - The Royal Half

Best. Canadian. Keepsakes. Ever.

It’d be impossible to capture the entire essence of Edmonton, but just know that if you ever made the trek to see a couple of hockey games, you’d be giving yourself a wonderful vacation.

I just hope they’re not referring to the drinks.

PumperNicholl is a lifelong LA Kings fan and actually learned how to speak English from Bob Miller by watching LA Kings games… and the Police Academy movies. You should probably follow PumperNicholl on Twitter @pumpernicholl