WHERE CAN YOU SEE LIONS? ONLY IN KENYA (and also in Calgary) – oh ho ho, I am so not funny, but this is what makes it funny YES?
There were also tigers… (the one sitting up was totally eating a duck that it caught, and it was awesome)
AND BEARS (oh my)
The penguins were also really delightful. They have a fancy new house and like a lot of different varieties of penguins. I think if I lived in Calgary I’d want to get a membership to the zoo mostly to hang out with the penguins a lot.
This guy is the official mascot of my town. Seriously. There is a statue in the centre of the town.
I spent a lot of time yelling at the camels (and also being disappointed that they were so far away).
Also tried to make friends with this caribou, who was smaller than expected. Anyway. Good times were had! You can view the rest of the photos here.
Hello friends, lovers, people of the Internet! Did I promise to post more Calgary photos? I can’t remember. But I will eventually, it’s just… lately my life has been consumed with walking + a sprinkle of running.
Yes, friends. I completed the Sun Run. It was hard, but not the hardest. My butt hurt for a few days afterward.
I didn’t really know what to expect, but it turns out a lot of people are not very competitive about it and they just walk. It’s a pretty ok time. Random strangers high five you and tell you that you inspire them, which is kinda funny to me because I really do not feel all that inspiring, but ok.
See the lady in the pink shirt? She’s inspiring. Her shirt said she was a 4 time breast cancer and liver cancer survivor. Me? I’m just someone who was betrayed 7 months ago and decided to see it as an opportunity to live a more awesome life and do things instead of just talking about doing them.
Anyway, it took me 1 hour and 46 minutes, and if I’m being honest I probably ran about 25 to 30% of the race? I’m not sure. The day before I had stupidly gone for a walk that turned into 7km, and then had trouble sleeping, so I was kinda tired/sore to begin with. But now that I know what to expect, I plan to do better next year.
I’m going to start the Couch to 5k thing again since I technically did not finish it (I made it to week 8 but then started focusing on walking long distances rather than running shorter distances). I’m also trying to be more responsible about what I eat, which is the biggest pain in the butt since I am so lazy about cooking. But! I was gifted a dehydrator by my sweet neighbour, so I anticipate there will be SO MANY DRIED FOODS in my future. Yesssssss.
Next up, the Grouse Grind. Who’s with me?
After the museum, we decided to check out the hoodoos, which are basically just weirdo rock formations caused by when erosion happens. They look pretty cool though.
We completely ignored the no exit sign and ended up in muddy pothole city, which was not the best of times.
There are hoodoos all around Drumheller I guess, but this was like the weirdo official hoodoo site.
You could sort of explore a bit but most of it was just some stairs around some rocks. Plus it was super muddy and my shoes are so not designed for exploring.
Anyway, that’s pretty much it for Drumheller.
Today we’re going to see Jurassic Park, and tomorrow we’re going to the Glenbow museum and I’m going to go to the Marimekko talk at ACAD while Raine goes to her foot appointment. (She did a terrible thing of like, tearing a ligament, and it is awful.)