Catching up in Calgary, Canada

Decided to return to Calgary, Canada to see family and friends for the month of July. It was great to catch up with everyone that we could see so sorry if we weren’t able to touch base.

Started in Calgary at Audrey & Grant’s and were fortunate to see most of Brett’s Mums side of the family. Yes I even made them gather for a family photo.
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Made a trip down to Whitefish, Montana with Larry, Brett’s Dad via East Glacier Park, which has amazing views of the rocky mountains. West Glacier and the “Going to  the Sun Road ” was too busy for us this time given it’s summer, but is absolutely spectacular if you are ever in Montana.
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In Whitefish the big event was Scott & Erin’s wedding where we were able to see all of Larry & Carey’s side of the family. The wedding was on the lakefront and they couldn’t have asked for a better day.

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The trip back to Calgary via the Crowsnest Pass and highway 22 shows the beauty of Alberta, so different to where the boat is at the moment.

The Rocky Mountains are amazing

The Rocky Mountains are amazing

Frank Slide was a rockslide that buried the mining town of Frank in 1903.

Frank Slide was a rockslide that buried the mining town of Frank in 1903

The canola fields along the foothills are pretty

The canola fields along the foothills are pretty

We saw lots of our really good friends and old work colleagues while in Calgary, which was great to socialize and catch up. I think everyone thinks we don’t eat well on the boat as they sure fattened us up with good food and plenty of alcohol. Good times as usual but we need to go on a diet now. Thanks!

The Calgary Stampede was on so we caught up for chicken wings with Doug, Todd, Dave & Bob

The Calgary Stampede was on so we caught up for chicken wings with Doug, Todd, Dave & Bob just like old times

Alberta beef (yummy) with Tim & Kathy

Alberta beef (yummy) with Tim & Kathy 1 of the many good meals we were treated to

Party at Jen & Dave's to see lots of friends

Party at Jen & Dave’s to see lots of friends

Dave, Jen, Megan & Tyler took a trip to Ontario so we were fortunate that they asked us to house /dog sit for 2 weeks. Max, a generally pretty relaxed lab who likes to rough house with Brett made sure we got our fair share of exercise every day walking up and down Nose Hill, even after a few big nights out catching up with friends. Going for hikes is something we miss so we will have to do some road trips when we return south.
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looking after a home means yard work again

forgot about the yard work that needs to be done….No rest for the wicked….

Max even came with a house in Fernie so we made a trip west to enjoy the outdoors golfing, walking and of course to have a break from all the good food & wine in Calgary.
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27 degree weather had Max laying down in the river to cool off and admire the views

27 degree weather had Max laying down in the river to cool off and admire the views

Well it’s time to head back to our floating apartment (with 2 extra big bags of shopping!) and we’ll see where the winds take us. For all those that said they want to come and visit we hope to see you soon.

Back In Canada

Well it’s been a whirl wind trip to Calgary and very busy with visiting family and friends. It was nice to enjoy a few BBQs outside again chatting like we had never left. Brett got his fix of Alberta beef, wings and dark ale. He was in heaven. It definitely has been fun catching up with everyone. Sounds like we may even have friends coming to visit us at the boat this coming season ,which will be great to catch up again and enjoy some fun together on the water.

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We got out and enjoyed the great weather Calgary put on for us.

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The weather in Grenada at the mo is about 32C but feels like 40C so Canada has been a little more pleasant for us given its a lot cooler. Time to start heading back south and adjust to those warm nights and humid days that turn my hair into a frizz ball!