I just booked and confirmed my tickets to Calgary!!!!! My buddy Brad and I are flying to Calgary for the Stampede. We're flyin' out the evening of July 4 and returning July 11. I was there in 2001 and didn't think I'd get the chance to go back. It's gonna be a boot scootin' boogie good time!!
So, I guess you don't plan on buying a Western vehicle to drive back to Ontario?
There was a nice little restaurant called "Perry's" in the South East of Calgary (about 10 minutes from Race City). Not exactly a cowboy bar, but the food was good. All I can remember about the location is that right on the corner of the intersection there was a Mohawk??? gas bar. It's generally east of the big ditch highway and south of the "downtown" area and I think just north of railway tracks that run east-south-east. I made a point of going there for lunch as often as I could including when I was in Calgary in 2000 for a "load & leave" mission.
Have fun .
I lived in Calgary for 26 years until 2000, when I just could not take the snail-paced traffic any more.
Marlborough, and especially around Marlborough Mall, is just like going to the Bronx, New York.
I locked my doors and rolled up my windows any time I had to be in Marlborough, and i made sure that wasn't often.
Stay the heck off the East side of town and you will have a great time in Calgary during Stampede. Try and find some of the bigger Bars... its a hoot!
for 26 years I used to SOOooo look forward to those 10 days
On edit: Learn to pronounce Calgary like a Calgarian too... CAL gree not cal GAR ee
2 syllables , not 3. Then everyone won't know you are from Ontario
Last edited by Ringo Fonebone; 06-29-2006 at 06:51 PM.