Hey all you Calgary (and Alberta) Dopers - how does an End of Summer (sob) Dopefest sound to you? The evening of Saturday, September 1, at a yet-to-be-determined location (but one with lots of good beer and good food)? We can get together and have some food and cry in our beers about how short the summers always are.
Pretty much any Thursdays work for us. Saturdays are a bit more complicated due to
babysitters having this thoroughly unreasonable desire for a social life. However, we do have a very bookish God-daughter, bless her little heart, who might appreciate the chance for a bit of get ahead studying before starting 9th grade. We will watch this thread.
Let’s see if we can get this one in before **Spoons **head back up North to school. We haven’t seen him nor Spoonette in a long while.
You’re kidding, aren’t you? Do you know about Western Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Badlands? IMHO the best train ride in Canada is through the Rockies, but then I haven’t been East of Ontariario.
Yeah, I’ve hitch-hiked across the country - or at least 2/3rds of it - from Montreal to Vancouver, then back to Toronto. Back in the 70’s, that was. The north side of Lake Superior was wonderful; so were the Rockies. And, yes, if I liked the idea of Saskatchewan, I’d be living there, but I’d rather train through it than drive. (It’s hereditary. You’ll note that my grandparents were born in Saskatchewan, but none of their children were.) I hear that the train through the Maritimes is quite nice.
I plan on doing a lot of exploring in the next few years. I want to visit the Maritimes, and N&L, and the territories. And Thompson, Manitoba - on my hitching trip, I got a ride from a guy who tried to talk me into going to work in a mine up there; I should see what I’ve been missing all these years.
When you go to northern Manitoba, make sure you hit Churchill and the polar bear tour.When I was living in The Pas, I knew a woman who did the polar bear tour, and she said the bears came right up and shook the tour bus. Who wouldn’t pay for that?!
I woke up with a cold that’s been steadily intensifying all day. I’m going to have to cancel. I don’t want to infect you nice folks. Now, if y’all were jerks I’d be there just to lick your forks when you weren’t looking.