Day 74-76/Chuck Wagon Parade/Race/Extravaganza!!

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Friday, July 12, 2013

July 12th - Today we got up early as we had to meet at 6:30 a.m. to take the C-Train into City Center in Calgary to line up for the Chuck Wagon Parade through the city streets for about an hour. They take the first 100 people and we all made it all 48 of us.  Throughout the city for the whole 10 days they have several venues where you can line up to get free pancakes and bacon.  Once on the Chuck Wagon, we make a stop and they bring a full tray to the 10 of us on the Wagon - pretty cool.  So off we go at about 8:30 a.m. for the ride.  It was a lot of fun going through the streets waving and yelling Ya Whooo many times along the way...they remind you on signs at the Stampede - "It's not Yee Haa"!!  It's Ya Whooo" I guess we are not in the South anymore.

After the parade they took us to the Stampede grounds if we wanted to, and so Nick and I went along with them there.  Once there we enjoyed all that the grounds had to offer.  If you can imagine, we were not meeting our group for the Chuck Wagon Races until 7:45 p.m. and somehow we found enough to do so that we kept busy up until we were ready for the show.  And, then by the time the races and the Extravaganza and Fireworks were over it was after 12 a.m.  The ride back wasn't bad on the C-Train - we only had to wait for a couple and we were back before 1:00 a.m.  Long day for us old folks.  But the show that they put on was World Class.  I felt like I was at the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics!

Hopefully the pictures will speak for themselves.  Enjoy.

7/13 - Today we caught up on the internet at the local McDonalds, then got some shopping done and met with a couple that we had met on our Mediteranean Cruise 2 years ago.  They live fairly close.

7/14 - Today we viewed the Heritage Museum and an Auto Museum and had the rest of the day free.

7/15 - Today we are off to Lake Louise for 2 days.  Look for these photos in next blog...

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diane on

Ya Whoo, what a show!

Pamela on

That's amazing. Are you sure you didn't end up in Vegas?! Tell Nick he makes a very handsome cowboy. :)

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