Calgary Stampede: The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth
|Calgary International Airport. Photo by Sue Frause.|
My Air Canada flight from Seattle made a stop in Calgary en route to Edmonton yesterday, and there was no shortage of Stampede Spirit at the airport. From the airport employees with their cowboy/cowgirl hats and boots to the country-western band playing, the 98th edition of the Calgary Stampede is off to a rip-roarin' start.
One Edmontonian explained that Calgary is unlike a lot of rodeo towns: the entire city gets into the festivities. I'm so looking forward to attending it next week. It's been on my bucket list for far too long, and I can't wait to see those durn Chuckwagon Races!