Sundays In My City~ "Tourist Edition"

Today our family ventured into downtown Cowtown, to visit Calgary's most famous landmark!

DaddyO and i are not from Alberta originally, so this was a new experience for all of us. The Calgary Tower is by no means the largest tower out there (525ft); however, during the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games, it became the World's Largest Olympic torch! Pretty neat, eh? The tower still becomes a 'torch' on Canada Day, or if our Flames race for the Stanley Cup! Oh well, at least we see it once per year--sorry Flames :( .
Coca-Cola machine~ Cowboy Style! *darn backlighting!*
Chuckleheads posing with the Black bear Mountie. These are the only safe times to see a black bear up close!

Checking out the glass floor. Beebo took some coaxing... Xman did not.
View of the Pengrowth Saddledome and Calgary Stampede grounds.

The beautiful Rockies! Did i mention we still had a chinook? Yep, boy did that tower sway! DaddyO did not like that. The glass floor was Xman's favourite--i am not sure what was going through his head exactly, but he had lots of fun jumping up and down on it...
then, just as there were a few ladies mildy 'scared' of the floor, he continued to slather himself all over it... just. like. he. was. flying!
Customary, cheesy group shot!
I tried to take a picture of the street...from standing...on the glass floor. Whoa~ slightly bad idea. Swaying tower + looking through camera lens + down + at own feet = Dizzy
On the way home, we decided to drive by Canada Olympic Park. It was a fairly warm day, so ALOT of people were out skiing. Plus, there was a World Cup Freestyle Skiing event on.
Chinook flappin' flags!
Ski Jump in the background...

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Comments

Rinkly Rimes said…
I remember seeing that view of the mountains when I visited Calgary, very briefly years ago. And I love the shot of your little boy 'Flying'. May I write a poem about it? I'll acknowledge you, of course.
Ocean Girl said…
Great pictures SamiJoe, the children are having an awesome time. Grand day for the family.
What a FUN day! Kiddos looked like they were having a ball! Thanks for sharing. : )
Xman is an adventurous lad! I was scared looking at the pics! You got quite the daredevil there.. very Cute!
Outnumbered said…
I miss that view so much Sam (same one from my old office - even unobstructed).
X is gonna be trouble, lol!
Sonya said…
WOW what wonderful photos these are! I must admit, my stomach actually started stirring and I felt semi dizzy when I looked at those photos of how up high you were! LOL I was never like that but as I have gotten older I've become a weenie.

Beautiful city!
SamiJoe said…
Rinkly Rimes-of course--poem away! I'd love to read it!

And i agree, X is our daredevil...can't wait to get him on skiis!
That is so totally cool! I think my son would love that glass floor also. I got dizzy just imagining standing on it... EEEKS!

Love your pictures! : ) Your kids are so adorable!
Frau said…
Cool pictures....never visited Canada but I hope to soon.
Eva Gallant said…
Wow, I'll bet looking down thru that glass floor is a rush!
Joanna Jenkins said…
GREAT pictures! But I would have stayed AWAY from that glass floor! Yikes! It made me nervous Just looking at it-- But your son looks THRILLED with it
:-)

Calgary is a beautiful city. Thanks for sharing!

jj
Nancy C said…
I went to Calgary when I was a wee one, and it was stunning. Your son is made of tough stuff.

Have you ever done a ski jump? I would like to say I'm brave enough, but I haven't even been on skis for four years...
Matty said…
Wow, he is one brave little fellow. I do not even like looking at the picture straight down, let alone being there myself.
Peterson Family said…
Love your pics. And as someone who is scared of heights I can say that would be pretty darn scary...
Marla said…
Just looking at the pictures of the glass floor was enough to freak me out. Brave boy!
Julie said…
What a fun journey through Calary you have taken me on. I am no at all sure that I could have stood on that glass and taken the shot down to the pavement. Not only would it make me dizzy, but I am totally gutless!!

Thank you and take care.
Unknown Mami said…
I think I would pass out up there.

I went and checked out the poem that Xman inspired. Very sweet. Be sure to save it for him with a copy of the picture.
Shelle said…
wow what a great day you had...that glass floor looks a little scary...i didn't know it went out over the building. i had a friend from alberta...i've lost contact with her now. love the colours of your blog...it was all I could do not to blast up the colours in my photos today...but they did look good a la natural