In case you haven't heard, Calgary is most famous for its annual Calgary Stampede which is sort of like a fair with rides and weird food but, of course, on a much grander scale. The locals like it because, for 10 whole days, they can wear denim to work and the tourists love it because the city turns into a sort of Cowboy Vegas (sorry, thats the best way I know to describe it).
Although I often refer to Alberta as the 'wild west', I am pleased to report that the city has much improved since I have returned and I seem to be constantly meeting fascinating and intelligent individuals. In fact, on the plane ride from Toronto I sat beside the most delightful man and had an engaging 4 hour conversation about absolutely every fascinating world subject you can possibly imagine! I have a feeling this wonderful start to the summer will act as a predictor of the rest of my vacation.
Tomorrow, I've been promised a trip to the farmer's market and hopefully I can whip up something new and post a long awaited recipe for you all.
Have a wonderful day!