It’s been a while since the last blog post, and now I’ve been back home in Calgary since the end of June. It is now August and many things (that are blogworthy) have happened since I got back.
Leaving Calgary for 8 months made me miss this city. This was the longest I have ever been away and I have recently been indulging in all the things that go on in this place that I never bothered to look into before
(This is going to be a lengthy post)
Calgary is known for the Calgary Stampede (nicknamed the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” – NO idea how accurate that is). This is basically a week-long event full of shows, concerts, rodeo (and LOTS of beer). The city transforms and suddenly everyone wears cowboy hats and jeans to work. The population doubles. My favorite year was wen Prince William and Princess Kate came to visit (yes I saw ’em). The week kicks off with a giant parade (which I got up at 4 am to go to). It’s always incredibly hot and crowded and you end up waiting in lines more than actually going on the rides. However, you aren’t really Calgarian if you don’t go AT LEAST once during the week