I’m having a great time in Calgary. It’s the perfect city to visit before going to the dude ranch next weekend. Yesterday, I divided my time between writing in the James Joyce Pub (great Harp ale) and browsing the cowboy stores along the main walking mall. I found a beautiful cowgirl shirt for Jennifer and a few things for myself as well.
Around noon, I noticed huge line-ups of people snaking down the street and around the block. Of course, curiosity got to me, and I joined the line. It was worth it. Apparently, in preparation for the Stampede on July 3rd (I think), the city of Calgary gives away 15,000 white cowboy hats! “Get your Head in a Hat.” I got mine in one, which I’ve already passed on to a Calgarian who will be at the Rodeo. What a great piece of PR for this city.
Last night we ate at Teatros – a sort of Italian fusion place. The tenderloin was melt-in-your-mouth-smokey and delicious, but the veggies were nothing special and there was a breading on the mashed potatoes reminiscent of the bad Brit cooking of my upbringing. It didn’t matter though – the creme caramel more than made up for that.
Got to run – off to the Sea or might that be C Train for more adventures.
Will post photos next week.