At the point in time that I started writing this, we’d been away from home for about nine days. We started out heading to Calgary to help with officiating at the Highland Games Heavy Events, Canadian Championship.
Our view for the first two days on the road:
We were delivering a canoe to our kids. But as we approached the Rockies, I had to take more pictures – they’re just breath-taking, and the beautiful blue, blue sky just calls out to me!
On arrival in Calgary, after delivering the canoe, we participated in the Meet and Greet for the athletes, and laughed as they pledged to maintain the ‘rootin’, tootin’ fun of Calgary:
and received the traditional white cowboy hat:
Cowboy hat and kilt – what a combination!!
We received our ‘Official’ shirts, ready to oversee the events the next day. Our DS1 also judged a group:
N was the only BC representative at the games, and he placed well in his group:
This is the forklift used to hold the 6x6 ‘bar’ over which the athletes throw a 56 lb weight, straight over their heads!
A good day was had by all, and at the end we were entertained by singing and dancing. The way these girls can move their feet always amazes me:
And you can see they also donned cowboy hats in deference to the flavor of the day!
More about our trip coming up! Happy trails!