Am I spending a small fortune, subjecting myself to insufferable heat, bad fashion, greasy foods and crowds for nothing? Will my nieces and nephews remember? Will they even care? Here are my 9 favorite Calgary Stampede happenings of 2015:
1. The Western Art Show
This was one of my favorite events not because of the show itself but because I arrived in a convertible Beamer. Oh yes I did. It wasn't my beamer but that is clearly not the point I am trying to make here. Read more about the art show here.
2. Stampede Getup
This is my Stampede outfit. My bag has fringe.
3. Outdoor Music Concerts
I counted at least 17 phones in this picture. Sadly, watching a concert through a tiny screen has become ordinary. Despite the weirdos, outdoor music concerts are still one of my favorite summer activities.
4. Stephen Avenue Comes Alive
I am so used to seeing this street covered in ice that it hardly looks like the same country.
5. Impromptu Square Dancing
When you run into a square dancing hoedown, well, that's cool in my books.
6. City Dress Up
Stampede time means Calgary gets a Stampede make over. One of my favorites this year is this giant tippee next to the big head.
7. Kids Day
It's positively mayhem. I mean seriously, who in their right mind would go anywhere near the grounds on a day like today?! A devoted auntie would.
8. That Damn Lemonade
It's so delicious! I have no doubt I am swallowing big gulps of liquid sugar. But when it's 32 degrees you won't think twice about paying $7 per cup. Well, maybe you'll think twice but you'll do it anyways because you don't have a choice.
9. Memory Making
Am I spending a small fortune, subjecting myself to insufferable heat, bad fashion, greasy foods and crowds for nothing? Will my nieces and nephews remember? Will they even care? Let's just hope and pray that it makes a difference.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.