David had read about the Calgary Stampede, in some ways akin to the Stockyards Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas, and although we wouldn’t be in Canada for the July event, he knew they were setting up for the show and he wanted to check it out. So we drove to Stampede Park in Calgary. The city is the center for Canada’s oil industry and is nicknamed “Cowtown.” Rodeos, cattle, oil, and cowboys . . . the two cities—Fort Worth and Calgary—have a lot in common. Continue reading
Fog hung over Lake Louise as we braved the chilly morning and walked the trail along the lake, hoping to see some wildlife. Nothing, not even a bird. Back at the hotel, an excited man ran past us shouting, “Grizzly.” We learned later that he had indeed seen a grizzly and the hotel staff had ushered everyone on the walking path back to the hotel grounds. We had missed the sighting by minutes.