We were hesitant to rent a VRBO. One must pay for their entire stay in advance, cash. You will get an acknowledgement, but not the address until 30 days prior to your arrival and you hope that it is as good as represented on the web. Continue reading ROXBORO BUILDING – The Mission District
Don’t you just love restaurants that live up to the recommendation given by friends? I know we do. Without the recommendations we would not have even bothered to stop at Carino Riserva…the exterior does not shout…hey, this is a great restaurant!
Last winter Toshi Karino opened a second restaurant, this time in the Mission district. Continue reading CARINO RISERVA – Calgary
I got a library card today! I now have the vast Canadian “E” book library at my disposal…it is lifetime, no need for renewal and was free. 125 public libraries were built by Andrew throughout Canada. Continue reading CARNEGIE GIFT TO CALGARY
Just outside our door is the Mission and Stanley Park area. If one begins on the bike path along the Elbow River through Sandy Beach down to the Glenmore Reservoir and through Fish Creek and back downtownis exactly 62 kilometers on the path. Continue reading YOU BETTER DUCK!!
Tornado Wednesday. A grey blanket has fallen over Calgary. Impossibly large droplets of rain are falling. Booming thunder and jagged bolts of lightening to rival those of Phoenix makes their across the sky. Continue reading THIS ISN’T KANSAS TOTO
Word to the wise, avoid the mile long lines and purchase your Stampede tickets online in advance. It is hot by Calgary standards as we walk to the fairgrounds. Yesterday when we drove into town, we saw hundreds of cowboy hats marching to the stampede. Mom hats, dad hats and little baby hats…all shapes, colors and sizes. Do not be caught without a hat at the stampede. Continue reading STAMPEDE AND ALL THINGS COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Up early…Calgary address punched into the GPS. Wide open highway flanked with alternating fields of corn, grain and mustard plants. Deep egg yolk yellow mustard flowers contrasting against a cloudless blue sky. Breathtaking. Continue reading MUSTARD FIELDS, BLUE SKIES AND LOOK AT THOSE SHOES
If I weren’t such a city girl, I would consider living on one of the ranches we pass on our way to Butte. Today a vivid green carpet of grass surrounds these large, rambling single story homes nestled on the mountainsides. Bright red barns with white wooden corrals dot the fields. Continue reading COWBOY BOOTS & PULLED PORK SANDWICHES
We turn off highway 89A, gravel crunching under our wheels, pulled up to the lobby door of the DeLano and burst out laughing. Ever see Psycho? Here’s a 1950’s style motel with a 4-star rating and newly remodeled rooms one must push a buzzer for admittance. Is it a good sign? Beaver, UT, our first stop, population 3,000…sneeze; blink or cough and you are through Beaver. Continue reading SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED…
We will be on the road for 60 days. I have difficulty packing for a weekend let alone 1,440 hours or 86,400 minutes! We are staying at a mix of VRBO’s, resorts and hotels. Continue reading THE ART OF PACKING