Friday, August 14, 2015

Sum Sum Summer time!

So, I have been absent from this blog for almost two months now, but I have not been idle. In early July I traveled to Calgary Alberta and attended two days of Stampede. Cowboys and girls dancing in the streets, free pancake breakfasts all over the city, mini donuts, saw the inside of Native American Teepees and all their gorgeous hand crafts and clothing, had my picture taken with some very handsome Mounties, and throughly enjoyed being hosted by a Sandra and her husband Barry.

I was traveling with another friend, Chris, so after our fill of fairway food and fun we hit the road to see the sights of Banff.

Lake Louise

Lake Moraine

Takakkaw Falls

We also took a gondola ride up to the top of Sulfur Mountain and saw just so many mountain peaks, and the little town below.

Fear not, we even made time for a soak in the hot springs, which we did only after a complete salt body scrub and an hour massage (my first one!).

One draw back to the time spent in Banff, which this is the ONLY one, was a not so nice hotel that's only redeeming feature was a liquor store located in the lobby. Already looking back and laughing.

Our whole purpose of being in Canada in the first place was to attend CanTangle, which was held in Regina, Saskatchewan, which is about a 7 hour drive east

It being mostly prairie there was not a ton to see. Although we were all fascinated by the fields of canola growing beside the highway.

We were to early in the season to see the flax growing, but we were told it is a beautiful blue.

CANTANGLE! This post is already quite long and we all know what a joy it is to be in a room with like minded people for a full weekend. The time spent was fabulous and I won't be able to say enough here. I will show you just some of the wonderful people I met and saw again!
 Laura Harms

 Margaret Bremner

Hostess with the mostess, Lisa Heron and umbrella wearing sidekick, Helen

 Linda, Sandra and Cris

 Brenda and Marty

The Bette's

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