Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Calgary Stampede and Breakfast...

Howdy Partners... it's Stampede week here in Calgary and people that are perfectly normal all year suddenly turn into cowboys!! 

 Chris thought that with a cowboy hat people might mistake him for Wills... (completely ignoring the fact that he didn't have a Kate on his arm which might give the game away)!!
We took ourselves off to Chinook and enjoyed a free stampede breakfast of pancakes and sausages...
yes... that is a cement mixer filled with pancake mix... that's a lot of pancakes!! 
 Then in the afternoon we went to the Stampede and wandered about the grounds and finally in the evening enjoyed the chuckwagon races.
Here is a pic of the Fluor chuckwagon... which came in 4th.... which doesn't sound bad until you know there were only 4 wagons per race.... LOL
Had a wonderful day and the weather stayed lovely... we didn't get home until 1 a.m.
Tonight we are off to have a meal to celebrate our 12th wedding Anniversary (which is next week but Chris won't be here so we are doing it early) and see Wicked at the theatre and tomorrow morning is Fluor's stampede breakfast...


  1. You didn't get to meet with the Royals then! Looks like a lot of fun. Happy Anniversary for next week!

  2. Howdy ....what a day you had ...Happy Aniversary ...hope you have loads more fun to come.

  3. What a fabulous event and gosh, a whole cement mixer full of pancake mix...Wow!

    Toni xx

  4. Oh great pics - I've heard about the CAlgary Stampede, now I can see it's fun! YOu seem extremely busy having fun. I approve. Happy anniversary!

  5. Happy Anniversary!
    I am sooooooooooo lovin' those hats ;)

  6. Not sure how I missed this post, because I've been looking for one from you for a WEEK! Happy anniversary. I can tell you two are having a good time. It's always fun to see your adventures because I can tell how happy both you and Chris are. Of course, I'll skip the anniversary shots. They might be a bit too risque for me (grin).

  7. How fun is that :) hope you had a lovely anniversary dinner!
    Awesome pancake mixer too :)

  8. What fun!Looks like a great day out.

  9. This looked like so much fun! Love your pink cowboy hat and the cement mixer full of pancake mix is hilarious! Hope you enjoyed Wicked - the best musical ever!!!! Oh, and huge congrats on your 12th anniversary!

  10. Maybe i *have* been reading your mind.
    wouldn't That be creepy now?

    It's particularly weird that you commented that yesterday because i was thinking of you when i was sewing stuff.

    which is a weird comment for me to leave... but i'm going with it.



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