Memories of the 2012 Calgary Stampede

Where else in the world can you try a Cowboy Sundae, but at the Greatest Show on Earth – the Calgary Stampede.  It’s been a year since last year’s giant 100th anniversary bash.  The 2013 edition runs from July 5 – 14th this year. 2012 was the first time I had ever been to the Calgary Stampede.  Even though I lived in Alberta for many … Continue reading Memories of the 2012 Calgary Stampede

Summery September Cycling

With the Vancouver summer extending deep into September, it’s been a great chance to bike to work.  Usually, by this time of year, we are already covered in a blanket of grey.  However, this year, we’ve been blessed with a warmer and drier than usual September.  Even the leaves are only starting to change colour now.  In some previous years, the trees are turning autumnal … Continue reading Summery September Cycling

May 4th, 2012

Some short notes about May 4th, 2012: Apparently today is Star Wars Day.  It must be thanks to this serendipitous pun: May the fourth be with you. Today is when our Royal Canadian Mint stops issuing our beloved/much hated/pick your adjective penny.  Goodbye little one-cent coin.  You will be missed sentimentally, but my coin purse will be so happy that you are gone. Today is … Continue reading May 4th, 2012

Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic

Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic. The Transport Politic is one of my favourite blogs to follow.  Most of what he covers is about the United States since he’s based there.  Also, he provides what seems to be an inside look at the financing side of transportation projects across North America.  He’s just released his newest graphic/map for 2012.  It’s … Continue reading Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic