Stampeding in Style

Imagine our surprise when we found out that Rogers Communications generously offered us two VIP passes to attend Calgary Stampede and to boot (cowboy of course) it was for the day and night of the final chuckwagon races!  We graciously accepted and then went shopping for some new cowboy gear so we could blend in…

Early Morning on the Bow

The summer of 2017 has proved to be an extremely hot and dry.  Not too dissimilar to the last couple of years, but with noticeably less flow in the nearby rivers and in the Bow River in particular.  Increasing water temperatures and decreasing flow conditions place a lot of stress on many fish species including the trout of…

Happy Sesquicentennial Canada!!!

Canada’s 150th birthday was celebrated from coast to coast this year for Canada Day, so we decided to celebrate with the rest of Calgary on this historic day. While the suburbs were quiet, the down town core was a bustling with throngs of people taking in the festivities clad in the patriotic red and white.  Buskers of…

Forget Love, I’d Rather Fall in Chocolate

When I was young, I distinctly remember mom spending hours trying to figure out how to properly temper chocolate.  There seemed to be some sort of magic to it that eluded her despite the numerous attempts.  When it comes to baking and frankly any cooking, this woman can figure out anything, so the enigma that is tempering has plagued…

Dinosaurs & Drumheller on Display

Drumheller and the Tyrell Museum are well known, southern Alberta attractions that receive a lot of attention and with good reason.  We have visited both the town and the museum on many occasions with many of our guests and it never gets old.  Our adventure started with a quick drive through the town of Drumheller…

A Trip Back in Time at Heritage Park

Looking to spend some fun filled days in Calgary with our godson and mom, we debated the various options for local day trips that would offer the best fit for the “dynamic” schedule of a two and a half year old.  Heritage Park had been mentioned by coworkers as a fantastic place for a family…