Light Up Okotoks!

To close out the day we headed to Okotoks to take in the Light Up Okotoks festival.  Like true tacticians, we had previously scouted a route and spot to park that allowed us to access the downtown with very little effort.  We found the parking was organized and well marked near the core but it is  safe to…

Lest We Forget

We have long been respectful observers of Remembrance Day.  Both our grandfathers were called upon to serve their countries and fortunately for both of us they survived the Second World War carrying with them in silence the deep emotional scars of the experience.  Our profound respect for their memory along with those that serve or have served to protect…

Free pancakes and sausage you say ?

I’m not sure we will ever fully understand the Calgary Stampede phenomena of the pancake breakfast but we sure can grow to appreciate it!  Our Community is one of countless others that host pancake breakfast during the Stampede and realizing that this was one of those rare opportunities to directly enjoy the fruits of our annual fees…breakfast it is. We…

I want to be a Cowboy!

There was excitement in the air as we packed our camera gear and piled into the car.  Today was the day we got to see real Alberta Cowboys doing their thing on horseback!  Our friend Greg graciously invited us to a large cattle branding operation that was taking place at the Ann and Sandy Cross…

Calgary Zoo Lights

In the interest of posting an adventure that wasn’t fishing related we searched high and low for something exciting to do!  Thats when we discovered the Calgary Zoo Lights! For the last 19 years the Calgary Zoo has treated its winter guests to Zoo Lights.  Over 200 dazzling displays are created with 1.5 million lights.  There…