Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cold and Rainy

Cold Bike ride!

So, Michelle's Grandma fell and broke her hip in early August, but the plan was still to have her b-day party as planned. That all changed when she got an infection and had to stay in the rehab facility. We decided to go to Calgary anyway and just have a weekend for ourselves.

The original plan was to take the bike if the weather cooperated, so we figured we would still plan for that. As the weekend approached the weather looked to be cold and rainy. I figured we would just take the car and not worry about it, but Michelle wanted to take the bike anyway. Away we went!

The trip down on Thursday after work was not too bad. No rain, just cold. 5c on the highway is pretty cold on a bike, but we made it.
Friday was zoo day and it was not a bad day. Again there was no rain, so the day worked out. I took a ton of photos and will upload them to my facebook soon.
Saturday we took a trip out to Canmore via the 1a as it is a nice ride on the bike. Michelle loved the road as it is nice and windy with nice scenery. We had lunch in Canmore at the Grizzly Paw. I had a Bison burger and a Moose Knuckle Stout. Yummy! When we got back to Calgary we went to the rehab hospital to see Grandma and have some b-day cake. After that we went to a friends place for a BBQ. Long day, but we had a great time.
Sunday we stopped out at Cochrane to look at Grandma's computer then headed home. It was raining and cold all day. I found out the hard way that my boots and gloves are not designed for wet weather. It was a LONG day as we had to stop a bunch of times to warm up.

While the trip was cold, it was nice to get out on the bike for another long trip. It won't be much longer before I have to park it for the winter. :(

This coming weekend is supposed to be nice with temps up to 24c. There is a Santa's Anonymous Toy Ride scheduled for Sunday that I will probably participate in, so that should be nice. Hopefully we can get a bit of a ride in on Saturday too...have to wait and see how things progress I guess.

That's about it for now...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The month of August

So...Fragapalooza was to be the highlight of my summer vacation again this year, and once again it didn't disappoint.  Not only did I have a blast, but we had a ton of power issues on our first day that caused us to have to actually shut things down for 12 hours while we attempted to fix everything.  What a cluster****.  Beyond these problems, the event went pretty well.  The venue was awesome and everyone ended up having a good time.  What more can you ask for?

The next big thing was Michelle's birthday.  We always go to the Fringe as she likes to get a Henna and a hair wrap.  No hair wrap this year, but she did get her Henna.  We also saw a booth where they do a caricature drawing and thought it would be perfect to have one done for our party.  $25 lighter we had a great picture.

Speaking of our party, I spent WAY more than I expected to.  The food was more, the decorations more and the costumes more.  However, it was a really fun time so in the end it was all worth it.  The Murder Mystery was a great time and you can look at some photos here.

The next thing to come along will be my birthday and then our 5th wedding anniversary.  After that we have a trip to Calgary planned for Grandma's 90th birthday.  Maybe then things will slow down a bit!  LOL

In other news, I have put almost 7000km on my bike since June.  I ride that thing whenever I get the chance and am really enjoying it.  It doesn't hurt that Michelle loves going for rides too!  Hopefully the weather will stay nice for a while yet as I am not ready to put it away.

That's it for now...don't stay tuned as these updates are too infrequent...