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Cloudy, rainy skies at Sherk's

This is a popular park for locals and caravans

Beautiful grounds around the legislative campus

The capital building design was influenced by the capital building of Rhode...

Very impressive

The view from the steps of the legislative building

Nice design in front of the visitors center and the 'pond'

View from the visitor center doors

Lots of marble

Stained glass ceilings

Palm trees at the top of the rotunda

'Costume' display in visitor's center

Traditional garments are still prevalent today

In keeping with our goal of visiting all the capitals in the US, we visited Alberta's Capital, Edomonton. The legislative building is very impressive like so many of those in the US.

Entering the rotunda, marble is everywhere. As you look up, there are live palm trees at the top floor. The architect was an american that designed the building with greek and roman nuances and opulence. It has similarities to the State House of Rhode Island in the US. The construction started in 1907 and was finished in 1913

We were fortunate to have had a docent all to ourselves. She was very knowledgeable with a passion for her country. She went into a lot of detail how the government operated, it's relationship with England, and the numerous ceremonial traditions that are still in place today. Fascinating!

We found a private park about 20 minutes from downtown called Shakers Acres. A little run down, but adequate for 2 nights.

One of our routines is to check the tail lights on the vehicles before heading on to our next destination. Well, we have lost one of the tail light on the car. We found Fraserway RV just a few miles away from our RV park. We brought the offending piece of wiring. They checked it out for us. The wiring appeared to be fine. After their poking, straightening, twisting, etc. the tail light works just fine. Best part was no charge. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

The next best thing was that they carried my favorite Black Water Tank ingredient called "Happy Camper". Turns out this product is made in a town nearby right here in Alberta, Canada. The price was the same as when I order it online, but with no shipping costs.

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