|Favourite summer activity at the lake.|
The Calgary Stampede is definitely up there on my list though too. They kicked things off with the Parade this morning and, as usual, I'm so excited that it's finally here. For ten days, this city is incredible. I truly love Calgary, but I find it really shows off during Stampede week. A lot of it is a big party, but it's more than that too. There's an energy in the city and I always look forward to this time of year.
|Parade from my boss' office window|
This year seems a bit more special than most since the Stampede grounds were completely underwater after the flooding 2 weeks ago. The Stampede announced they would hold the event Come Hell or High Water a few days after the flooded and started cleaning up almost immediately. Two weeks isn't much time and I'm still in awe that they managed to pull it off. They originally had planned to even get the Saddledome up and running, but unfortunately the damage was too extensive and they had to cancel the concerts they'd planned on holding there.
|Watching the parade with this lovely lady!|