Calgary, 23 to 25th July 2007

Trip Start Jun 11, 2007
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Monday, July 23, 2007

Calgary - 23rd to 25th July 2007
Before I start I will say sorry now, this isn't going to be the most interesting entry as I got Harry today!!! Woo Hoo!
We arrived in Calgary at about 6am (I think?).  Marie and Elody were only stopping for a few hours before resuming their journey and were heading to a breakfast place recommended in their lonely planet.  We got a taxi to the hostel and left our bags in storage until we could check in at noon.  We headed off in search of the place Marie and Elody had gone to bet neither of us could remember the name.  I thought I knew the area it was in so our receptionist gave directions to the one he thought it could be.  However when we got there the girls weren't there, so I don't know if it was the wrong place or if we'd missed them.  Breakfast was pretty good but expensive at nearly $10 each.
On the walk back to the hostel we called into Safeway for water and snacks and I bought Harry Potter!!!  I nearly ran back to the hostel where I settled on the sofa and read till noon, when I had to stop to check in and take our bags up to the dorm (co-ed), Rob wandered around the hostel and went on the computer whilst I read.
Once in the dorm Rob had a snooze and I read more Harry.  Then Rob went to the common room and I read on.  Eventually at 10pm he forced me to stop and get some food.  We had noodles. Mmmm.  Then bed. 
Next morning I awoke and started back on Harry and didn't get out of bed till 3pm when I'd finished it!  I think I cried about 5 times.  It was brill, just missing someone to discuss it with now!! Rob went to the common room and did stuff on the computer.  Bless him for being patient with me.
I finally left the dorm, we left messages for Corinne and Phil and Kim saying we'd be back around 6ish and we went into Calgary.  We didn't have a plan so just wandered around the city.  It was nice to get some fresh air.
We headed back to the hostel and saw a message from Kim and Phil; they were in the same room as us (excellent).  We had a happy reunion and went out for dinner together.  Phil had seen a steak restaurant in the lonely planet he fancied trying so we had a walk to it, the menu was really expensive so we left and walked back into the centre.  Eventually we settled on a Saltlik steakhouse and it was really good.  The ladies loo was massive!  We had a really good evening with them and chatted more whilst Rob and I packed back at the hostel.
I'm afraid we upset the girl in the dorm below us, she bashed on our door and asked if were throwing shit on the floor or what! I figured she meant 'would we mind keeping the noise down whilst we packed' she ranted at us a bit longer, and then stormed off.  As if we'd deliberately make a load of noise, we were only packing but the floor must have been really thin.  We finished our packing and Rob went to see the receptionist to apologies as the girl had complained to him twice (he hadn't come to see us though!) The receptionist wasn't the least worried and whilst he was there he saw Corinne!  We all ran (quietly) downstairs and grabbed her; she was with a young chap, so of course we teased her a little about him.  She says they're just friends (ok).
Finally to bed and a 7am raise to be picked up by True North Tours at 7.30am for our tour of the Rockies....
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