Cal-Gary Canada


            Calgary sits on the plains of Alberta, Canada at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River.  It is the third largest city in Canada and is best known for the Calgary Stampede and Rodeo and for hosting the Winter Olympics in 1988.  

“God will provide rain for the seeds you sow. The grain that grows will be abundant. Your cattle will range far and wide. Oblivious to war and earthquake, the oxen and donkeys you use for hauling and plowing will be fed well near running brooks that flow freely from mountains and hills.” Isaiah 30:23-24 Message

            Getting to Calgary from the mountains involved traveling the Trans-Canadian Highway and watching cowboys herding the cattle home along the road through the hay fields stretching as far as you could see. 

            What I remember about Calgary is the wind.  Howling with an approaching winter storm, there is nothing to break the northern chill and snow blowing sideways.  It was easy to drive around and there is much construction on the roads. 

            We visited the downtown Glenbow museum of art and Canadian native history.  The exhibits on the oil industry in Canada as well as their military history were well done and interesting.  Snowy pellets pummeled us in our face when we ran for our car.  

Downtown Calgary

We ventured to the southern part of the city in the snow to view the Gasoline Alley Car Museum in Heritage Park. It houses vintage cars dating back to the early 20th century, and a large collection of antique gas pumps.  

            Hiking was not going to happen today in this weather, so we walked inside buildings and braved the cold and snow to walk to our car to drive to the airport. 

How do you get exercise when the weather is bad?  What museums or indoor activities do you like to do?   

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