Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stampede 2012

Another year, another Kid's Day at the Calgary Stampede. Our experience in the centennial year was considerably hotter than the rain-soaked 99th edition. We managed to get to all the big hits in the morning (Grandstands, Illusionists, Aggie Tent, Superdogs, Trampoline Wall), so we spent most of the afternoon climbing around on tanks and helicopters by the Saddledome. Then our kids went home with L&J for the rest of the evening while R and I saw 54-40 and The Tragically Hip at an outdoor concert held at Fort Calgary. It was the fulfilment of a lifelong wish to finally see The Hip live. They were fantastic. We took advantage of the kid-free opportunity to head back to the grounds to snack on fresh-cut fries and watch the fireworks show. It made us feel like teenagers again. Happy 100th Anniversary, Stampede!

1 comment:

Grandma Walters said...

Looks like everyone had fun!