Friday, May 26th, 2023
I was westbound to Alberta in that northern city of oil and gas, Edmonton. The province of Alberta was a smoky place for about two weeks with forest fires. I was a little concerned about stepping into what could still be a smoke-filled place. Even though news informed us that thousands of people had to be evacuated, including horses and livestock, I was travelling like a missionary.
Fortunately, when I landed, I saw the sky to be clear, while there was still need for more rain. A small party came to greet me – Bala Krishna, Pandu Vijay, and Fred. Ramada Inn Was to be home for me for two nights. The room was comfortable. Then, I received a call from a young man south of the border who heard of my walking expeditions. He wanted some tips, said he had some addictions, and felt that 1000 mile trek would do the trick. I was very happy for him undertaking such a feat with his feet. Surely, I passed on some advice as I wanted like anything to encourage him. “Krishna said he is adventure in the Gita.”
At the Radha Govinda Cultural Centre, a whole slew of parents and children attended a youth and kids gathering. What an enthusiastic bunch they were, engaged in kirtan and a discussion on what was important to a group (as a breakout session) in the age range of 15 to 25.
A night walk from the centre to the inn was a perfect four kilometres, so that was my feat for the day on the feet.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!