This weekend we are making our official public debut in Cranbrook! So fortunate, fortunate, fortunate!
We will be at the Taste of Cranbrook all day Saturday, June 18. Every third weekend in June, our little city of Cranbrook celebrates Sam Steele Days! It’s like a small version of the Calgary Stampede. But, without the chuck wagon races, bull riding, calf roping, horse races, fair rides, and millions of people. Basically, it’s nothing like the Calgary Stampede.
But, Cranbrook’s ole Sam Steele Days, DOES have World Gym’s Strongman competition (shout out to the fellow employees at WG!), fair FOOD (come to our booth!), a PARADE that still throws out candy, a KIDS parade where kids get to dress up themselves and their bikes, a Wiener Dog race (WTF?), and the adult favourite of the events . . . beer gardens!! Many good times have been had at those beer gardens back in the day by this girl . . . can’t recall much of it, but I know it was FUN!
I can’t wait to see the people and see the other vendors on Saturday! Next weekend (June 25 . . . Happy Birthday Bestest) we will be at the first Cranbrook Farmers Market of the 2011 Season! Whoot!
And in other news . . .
I am fortunate to live near to a bird sanctuary called Elizabeth Lake. These are some of the shots that Paul and I took when we were out one evening this week for a walk along the water. I felt like singing “Oh Canada” while we were handing out with these stunning Canadian Geese. Don’t you think the look very regal? I even saw a muskrat! I had no idea what one was . . . it looks like a cross between a wet rat and a beaver.
I think I might be slowly starting to enjoy birds . . . they are not off my hated list just yet though. It will take MANY more walks through the sanctuary in order to erase the damage of the chicken coop as a child.
I am also so very fortunate for my girls . . . we missed you Kimmie. Mwah! This was taken at my friend Kristen’s bridal shower last weekend.