August 2 – Calgary

All my life of longing for Cowboy/girl boots and I finally got a pair here in cowboy country. Ummm now I need a whole new wardrobe to go with them. Maybe something with fringes.

All my life of longing for Cowboy/girl boots and I finally got a pair here in cowboy country. Ummm now I need a whole new wardrobe to go with them. Maybe something with fringes.

It was really sad to leave Catherine’s place. She has taken such good care of me and we had such good times but, I was on my way to visit Holly and her family in Calgary.  The directions were easy but I managed to miss a couple of turns so saw a great deal more of the city than I anticipated. Holly said turn at the cow house, which I assumed would be a black and white house, but when I saw it, I had no doubt that I was in the right place.

Cow house

Cow house

Holly lives in a small, eccentric, little house with nooks, crannies and a welcoming attitude that seems to be at the centre of everything in town. She took me on a walking tour of the downtown area. I saw the sights and because it was a holiday, we were treated to several different street performances. I always say that I am not a “downtown” kind of person, but, once I get there, I enjoy the life that a vibrant city centre has.

Art on the Board of Education lawn

Art on the Board of Education lawn

Nellie McClung

Nellie McClung

Me with Emily Murphy, who initiated the Persons Case. Opps...did she lose her head in the upload. I can't fix that.

Me with Emily Murphy, who initiated the Persons Case.

Street Art. There is art all over the down town area. It is great to just have it peek out at you.

Street Art. There is art all over the down town area. It is great to just have it peek out at you.

There are also community gardens in many of the downtown boxes. I saw lettuce, strawberries. I wondered how they keep people from leaning over and just grabbing things as they ripened. Nice idea though.

There are also community gardens in many of the downtown boxes. I saw lettuce, strawberries. I wondered how they keep people from leaning over and just grabbing things as they ripened. Nice idea though.

Rafts on the Bow River, taken from a foot bridge over the river.

Rafts on the Bow River, taken from a foot bridge over the river.

We walked for a long time and then wound up in a great little tea house having iced tea on a back patio. The end of a perfect day. Then we took the bus home so I got to see other areas of the city.  You really see the town better with someone who really knows their way around.

Tea room patio art

Tea room patio art

Today I am staying put, taking advantage of Holly’s internet connection to get some work done. Real work, draft proposals, articles and a couple of other things. I guess I should quit playing with pictures and get to it. Tomorrow I am heading to Drumheller and hopefully will take in a play at the famous Rosebud Theatre, weather permitting. It should be good though because despite the constant talk of rain storms, the sun is out and it is beautiful. Weather predictions… can’t put much faith in them. Talk soon.

3 Responses to August 2 – Calgary

  • Karen Henderson says:

    Love those Boots! Holly and I debated about the colour. Are they red?!!?!

  • Janice Turner says:

    Hey Vicki. I’m back and I’m catching up on all of your blog posts I have in my in-box while. I had to stop at this one and say WOW GREAT BOOTS YOU LOOK AMAZING IN THEM!
    I am a wee bit jealous. ok back to reading and catching up on your excellent adventures!
    Janice

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