On Saturday morning, Peter and I got up extra early and set out on a 3 hour road trip to Edmonton. We were on our way to the 2014 Edmonton Comic Expo. It was our second year driving up to Edmonton to visit the expo and to be honest, probably our last. It just wasn’t as fun as we wanted it to be. We might be getting a little tired of them? We’ve been to 5 expos in the last 3 years and they are basically the same thing each time. The only thing that really changes are the celebrity guests. As we are too cheap to pay for autographs or photographs, the change up of guests really doesn’t matter to us.
Once we got to Edmonton, we stopped at Cora’s for a delicious breakfast before the expo. As it was 9:30am on a Saturday morning, we had to wait about 25 minutes for a table. After breakfast we finally made our way to the expo. It was nice arriving after opening because we didn’t have a huge line to wait in as we have had done in previous years. We wandered around the vendors and admired all the amazing costumes. So much thought and effort go into them, it’s nuts. Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture, but my favourite costume was a woman who wore plain clothes, but she had a puppet of Audrey II on her right hand. It was so cool! I love Little Shop of Horrors so it made my day. She was rushing off somewhere so I didn’t want to bother her for a picture. Peter and I didn’t dress up, but we wore some nerdy t-shirts.
I bought some BTTF Delorean earrings from my favourite vendor, Pinz N Thingz and also an awesome headband that says POW, so it will match my POW earrings and POW sweatshirt! I can’t wait to wear them all as a combo. We also bought this adorable little onesie quoting Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother. After 5 different expos, Peter finally give in and bought a matching set of sword and shield from Zelda. He’s been humming and hawing for years and finally splurged. They are hanging on the wall in his man cave already. He’s a happy guy. Of course we also had to take our traditional expo selfie:
After the expo, we decided to zip over to West Edmonton Mall for a bit of shopping. We didn’t really want to go, but we thought we were all the way there that we probably should. Well we didn’t end up buying a single thing expect lunch. We could have been on our way home 2 hours earlier. Oh well, we made it home eventually. We also know how to make a separated 6 hour road trip seem like an all day thing. Haha, as I have a little baby kicking my bladder all day long, I had to use the washroom a lot more than I would have liked. So we made a couple impromptu stops in towns we’d never been to before. While we were stopped we also felt the need to stock up on snacks. So silly. We truly know how to road trip! LOL
So we’ve come to the conclusion that we are only going to attend the Calgary comic expo from now on. As I said above, same stuff every year and it’s getting a little boring. I also think that Edmonton has lost it’s allure for me. I used to love going there to shop and visit. They had many stores that Calgary didn’t have. Well now Calgary has everything (and more) that Edmonton has, so it’s really not worth the drive. My Mom goes to Edmonton for business a couple times a year and I might go with her once in awhile, but other than that, I don’t foresee myself going again any time soon.
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