Trip Start Jun 25, 2010
20Trip End Jul 12, 2010
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Well it’s the big day, CANADA Day and if you do no know the most important day of the year for each and every Canadian as it symbolizes the day that Canada was born into this world and it stand for everything that is good and great to ever come out of or have links to Canada.
So as you can imagine its just a sea of Maple Leafs everywhere and Kristin and I were no exception. Kited out in our Canada Gear from the Olympics we drove into town and thankfully Kristin’s building was close by to where we wanted to start our day so after parking up and giving directions to a tour couple it was pounding the pavement as we made our way to Prince’s Island to see the bands and festivities that were going on.
So we wandered through the stalls that had been setup to cater to everybody needs from 3foot tall bags of popcorn all the way over to those mouth watering mini donuts we all oh so love but wont admit to
After spending a bit of time there it was a slow meander through the rest of the city until we hit Fort Calgary and that was a great place, being able to give a picture of what it was like for the Occupants having to establish themselves when Calgary was only just star tings to settle there.
After doing a bit of history with the fort, it was off back to Prince’s Island courteous of a genuine Canadian School bus which proceeded to breakdown straight away as someone has activated the emergency alarm as they had opened the backdoor. So we had to sit there for maybe 20minutes with the alarm going before everything was reset and off we go, but without everybody singing the “ Wheels on the Bus”.
We get back and then wander through Prince’s Park as the fireworks were not going to be starting till around 2230 to 2245, so we hit a nice little restaurant just off the park and fantastic meatloaf, best I have ever had behind Mum’ s of course. So a relaxed walk down to Olympic Plaza where it is planned and man, even at around 1930 when we got there it was absolutely packed, and just even more packed as the time counted down til the Fireworks. And boy was it worth it.
After walking back to get Kristin’s Car it was off t the very edge of Calgary to drop her friends off and then back home to get some well deserved sleep as it had been a very long and very hot sunny day.